Stevenage 0-2 Notts County

Notts County condemned Stevenage to a second defeat of the season after the hosts missed an early penalty.

Krystian Pearce hauled down Craig Reid in the box after six minutes, but the Boro striker saw his effort from the spot saved by Stuart Nelson.

The Magpies took the lead in first-half stoppage time with Lee Hughes converting Mike Edwards' cross from close range.

Ben Burgess sealed the win after the break, heading in Jeff Hughes' cross.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage manager Graham Westley tells BBC Three Counties Radio:

We went down without a fight - Westley

"We don't lose a lot here and in honesty, when you go down without a fight it's not a nice feeling.

"There was a lot of experience in their line-up and they used their shape wisely. [Gavin] Mahon was excellent in front of the back four.

"It's never nice for a player to miss a penalty but you miss chances in games and a penalty is just another chance.

"There were two red-card offences in the first half. I have tremendous regard for the referee, I really do, but I think both of those decisions were a red card offence. Had those decisions gone our way I think it would have been a very different afternoon."

Notts County manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Nottingham:

Allen praises 'fantastic' players

"Five games in 14 days that is for us. Tuesday night away at Exeter, last week away at Juventus.

"What a fantastic achievement by these players, you just can't keep them down at the moment. The energy and the drive.

"It's been fantastic, a very special, special day."

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stevenage 0-2 Notts County FT
(HT 0-1)
    • L Hughes 45+3
    • Burgess 50

    Stevenage

    • 16 Day
    • 02 Wilson
    • 03 Laird (Walker 46)
    • 04 Charles
    • 05 Ashton
    • 14 Roberts
    • 25 Henry
    • 08 Long
    • 13 Byrom (Beardsley 46 yellow card)
    • 24 Bostwick
    • 10 Reid (Harrison 72)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Julian,
    • 06 Edwards,
    • 28 Walker,
    • 20 Beardsley,
    • 26 Harrison

    Notts County

    • 17 Nelson
    • 02 Kelly
    • 04 Edwards
    • 05 Pearce
    • 23 Harley yellow card (Montano 60)
    • 10 Bishop
    • 11 J Hughes
    • 19 Allen yellow card (Judge 30)
    • 31 Mahon
    • 09 L Hughes (Hawley 71)
    • 22 Burgess

    Substitutes

    • 21 Mitchell,
    • 18 Sodje,
    • 14 Judge,
    • 30 Montano,
    • 08 Hawley
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 3,434
    STEVENAGE
    NOTTS COUNTY

    Possession

    • Stevenage 56%
    • Notts County 44%

    Attempts on target

    • Stevenage 2
    • Notts County 6

    Attempts off target

    • Stevenage 6
    • Notts County 1

    Corners

    • Stevenage 6
    • Notts County 2

    Fouls

    • Stevenage 10
    • Notts County 13
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:06 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+2:53 Alan Judge fouled by Stacy Long, the ref awards a free kick. Krystian Pearce takes the free kick.
    • 89:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Lawrie Wilson. Free kick taken by Alan Judge.
    • 87:13 Unfair challenge on Cristian Montano by Ronnie Henry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.
    • 86:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick by Karl Hawley. Free kick crossed by Josh Walker, clearance made by Mike Edwards.
    • 85:46 Shot on goal by Cristian Montano from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • 82:57 Direct free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
    • 82:57 Booking Chris Beardsley is shown a yellow card.
    • 82:39 Chris Beardsley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop.
    • 80:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Byron Harrison. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.
    • 78:41 Effort from the edge of the box by Josh Walker goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 76:15 Chris Beardsley challenges Gavin Mahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jeff Hughes.
    • 75:32 Effort on goal by Michael Bostwick from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 72:20 Gavin Mahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Bostwick. Direct free kick taken by Josh Walker.
    • 70:49 Substitution Byron Harrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Reid.
    • 70:49 Substitution Lee Hughes goes off and Karl Hawley comes on.
    • 68:42 Darius Charles produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
    • 66:21 Neal Bishop takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 59:19 Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Cristian Montano coming on for Jon Harley.
    • 57:28 Michael Bostwick challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 56:57 Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ronnie Henry. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:43 Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Walker from right channel.
    • 55:43 Booking Jon Harley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 55:28 Lawrie Wilson fouled by Jon Harley, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 53:39 Alan Judge is caught offside. Jon Ashton takes the free kick.
    • 49:37 Jeff Hughes provided the assist for the goal.
    • 49:37 GOAL - Ben BurgessStevenage 0 - 2 Notts County Ben Burgess scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stevenage 0-2 Notts County.
    • 48:56 Effort on goal by Craig Reid from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 47:44 The assistant referee flags for offside against Neal Bishop. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
    • 47:01 Corner taken by Alan Judge from the left by-line played to the near post, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:22 Craig Reid is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Joel Byrom leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Beardsley.
    • 45:01 Substitution Josh Walker comes on in place of Scott Laird.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:09 The first half comes to an end.
    • 45:00+2:23 The assist for the goal came from Mike Edwards.
    • 45:00+2:23 GOAL - Lee HughesStevenage 0 - 1 Notts County Lee Hughes scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stevenage 0-1 Notts County.
    • 45:00+1:33 Corner taken left-footed by Jeff Hughes from the right by-line to the near post,
    • 45:00+0:49 Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Chris Day.
    • 42:43 Unfair challenge on Darius Charles by Gavin Mahon results in a free kick. Joel Byrom restarts play with the free kick.
    • 42:11 Darius Charles is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
    • 41:35 Neal Bishop takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.
    • 38:45 Jon Harley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lawrie Wilson. Ronnie Henry takes the direct free kick.
    • 36:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Mahon on Darius Charles. Michael Bostwick takes the free kick.
    • 35:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Hughes. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:28 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott Laird. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 35:10 Short corner taken by Joel Byrom.
    • 34:04 Joel Byrom takes the outswinging corner, Darius Charles takes a shot. Blocked by Jon Harley.
    • 33:49 Stacy Long takes a shot. Save by Stuart Nelson.
    • 31:32 Foul by Lawrie Wilson on Jon Harley, free kick awarded. Alan Judge takes the free kick.
    • 28:42 Scott Laird takes the free kick.
    • 28:42 Substitution Alan Judge is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Allen.
    • 28:42 Booking Charlie Allen receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 27:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Allen on Jon Ashton.
    • 25:55 Ben Burgess is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Day takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:29 Darius Charles challenges Krystian Pearce unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Nelson.
    • 23:58 Ben Burgess is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day takes the free kick.
    • 23:00 Michael Bostwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Hughes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Charlie Allen from left wing, save made by Chris Day.
    • 20:42 The referee blows for offside against Lee Hughes. Chris Day takes the indirect free kick.
    • 16:48 Darius Charles has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 15:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hughes by Mark Roberts. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jeff Hughes, Chris Day makes a save.
    • 14:17 Charlie Allen challenges Stacy Long unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 13:33 The official flags Craig Reid offside. Stuart Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:03 Corner taken by Stacy Long from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Mike Edwards.
    • 9:29 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Joel Byrom from the left by-line.
    • 8:46 Stacy Long fouled by Charlie Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Stacy Long takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:47 Corner from right by-line taken by Stacy Long.
    • 7:32 Penalty taken by Craig Reid saved by Stuart Nelson. Stevenage 0-0 Notts County.
    • 6:04 Krystian Pearce gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid.
    • 5:04 Scott Laird produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
    • 3:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Jon Ashton. Scott Laird takes the free kick.
    • 1:45 Joel Byrom takes a short corner.
    • 0:54 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Chris Day.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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