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Notts County 1-3 Forest Green Rovers

Harry Kewell watched on from the stands as Notts County lost to Forest Green, leaving the 10-man Magpies anchored to the bottom of the League Two table.

County axed manager Kevin Nolan last Sunday and replaced him with Kewell on Friday, and the Australian was hoping it would spark the season into life.

But Mark Cooper's side underlined the size of the job he has on his hands as they took the lead in the first half when Liam Shephard lashed in past Ross Fitzsimons.

Notts' hopes of finding an equaliser went from bad to worse when Dan Jones was dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Lloyd James in the second half.

The visitors then made sure of the points when Reuben Reid capitalised on some poor Notts possession to beat Fitzsimons.

Cooper was incensed when Reid appeared to be fouled in the box by Rob Milsom, but referee Peter Wright was not interested.

Substitute Jon Stead then scored to give Notts hope, but the visitors sealed the win when substitute Dayle Grubb curled in.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 18HawkridgeSubstituted forSteadat 64'minutes
  • 4Hewitt
  • 16Brisley
  • 23JonesBooked at 52mins
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forKellettat 64'minutes
  • 8VaughanBooked at 48mins
  • 24Milsom
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 15Hemmings
  • 9DennisSubstituted forHusinat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bird
  • 14Kellett
  • 17Husin
  • 22Crawford
  • 30Stead
  • 34Campbell
  • 40Culverwell

Forest Green

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1SanchezBooked at 90mins
  • 6Rawson
  • 20Digby
  • 19McGinley
  • 2Shephard
  • 10BrownSubstituted forWilliamsat 58'minutes
  • 16GunningBooked at 82mins
  • 4JamesSubstituted forWorthingtonat 85'minutes
  • 23Mills
  • 7WinchesterSubstituted forGrubbat 72'minutes
  • 26Reid

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 8Grubb
  • 11Williams
  • 13Montgomery
  • 14Campbell
  • 18Archibald
  • 21Worthington
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
6,049

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joseph Mills (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Robert Sanchez (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Matt Worthington replaces Lloyd James.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 1, Forest Green Rovers 3. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Liam Shephard.

  14. Booking

    Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Kane Hemmings (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Gunning (Forest Green Rovers).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

  18. Post update

    Farrend Rawson (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dayle Grubb (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Liam Shephard.