2017-18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Drey Wright (9')
  • Jonathan Forte (51')
  • Shola Ameobi (69')
  • Richard Duffy (76')

Notts County strike back in hunt for automatic promotion

Promotion-chasing Notts County put in a strong second-half performance to claim a 3-1 comeback win at Colchester United.
The Magpies trailed at the break to Drey Wright's opener but scored three goals after half-time to seal victory at the Community Stadium.
Kevin Nolan's side had trailed at the break to a 10-minute strike from Wright, who exchanged passes with Ben Stevenson before slotting low past Adam Collin from close range.
County equalised five minutes after the break through Jonathan Forte, who squeezed a low shot inside the near post after Shaun Brisley had done well to keep the move alive from Matt Tootle's cross.
And the Magpies took the lead with 21 minutes remaining through Shola Ameobi, who followed up to score after home goalkeeper Sam Walker had denied Forte and Matthew Virtue had also come close to scoring, following Tootle's cross.
When Richard Duffy headed home Dan Jones' free-kick with 14 minutes to go, the points were Notts County's to lose.
Tom Eastman hit the post for Colchester but the visitors claimed a comeback victory that sees them sit four points off the automatic promotion spots.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Cheltenham Town 46 +22 82
2 Cambridge United 46 +24 80
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 +9 79
4 Morecambe 46 +11 78
5 Newport County 46 +15 73
6 Forest Green Rovers 46 +8 73
7 Tranmere Rovers 46 +5 73
8 Salford City 46 +20 71
9 Exeter City 46 +21 70
10 Carlisle United 46 +9 66
11 Leyton Orient 46 -2 61
12 Crawley Town 46 -6 61
13 Port Vale 46 0 60
14 Stevenage 46 0 60
15 Bradford City 46 -5 59
16 Mansfield Town 46 +2 58
17 Harrogate Town 46 -9 57
18 Oldham Athletic 46 -9 54
19 Walsall 46 -8 53
20 Colchester United 46 -17 51
21 Barrow 46 -6 50
22 Scunthorpe United 46 -23 48
23 Southend United 46 -29 45
24 Grimsby Town 46 -32 43