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Notts County 2-1 Doncaster Rovers

Notts County beat Doncaster to climb out of the League One relegation zone.

Garry Thompson put the Magpies ahead when he turned in Graham Burke's cross, and Liam Noble fired in a second from close range after the break.

Doncaster's Nathan Tyson scored an injury-time penalty after he was fouled by Haydn Hollis inside the box, but County clung on for a crucial win.

The result means Ricardo Moniz's side are almost certain to stay up if they beat Gillingham in their final fixture.

Notts County are level on points with Crawley, who sit in the final relegation place, but the Reds would need to win by at least 10 goals if the Magpies win at Gillingham.

Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Moniz on Notts County v Doncaster

"We needed that early goal. We had the initiative, but after 30 minutes we gave them far too much space in the midfield and we must organise ourselves better.

"I support Graham Burke's creativity. He's a young guy and we see he can play football, but he still has a lot to learn and we must help him develop.

"We must wait for Colchester's result on Tuesday. Today is a great feeling, however we are still not safe."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 5Mullins
  • 34Williams
  • 6HollisBooked at 46mins
  • 3Adams
  • 11Thompson
  • 13Jones
  • 16NobleSubstituted forThompsonat 84'minutes
  • 24BurkeBooked at 64mins
  • 9Spencer
  • 27BajnerBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSmithat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Dumbuya
  • 4Smith
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 15Thompson
  • 17Lita
  • 28Edwards
  • 35Pilkington

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 31Lund
  • 5JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 16ButlerBooked at 67mins
  • 3Evina
  • 4Furman
  • 26Coppinger
  • 10ForresterSubstituted forWhitehouseat 81'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forMiddletonat 66'minutes
  • 14Tyson
  • 36McKaySubstituted forMainat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Main
  • 17Stevens
  • 22Wabara
  • 24McKay
  • 29Middleton
  • 32Whitehouse
  • 43Bywater
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,857

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Doncaster Rovers 1. Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Haydn Hollis (Notts County) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Nathan Tyson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Graham Burke (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt missed. Billy Whitehouse (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

(Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Roy Carroll (Notts County) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Notts County).

Billy Whitehouse (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces Liam Noble.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Billy Whitehouse replaces Harry Forrester.

Attempt saved. Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Alan Smith (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Balint Bajner.

Booking

Balint Bajner (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Middleton replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt saved. Mitchell Lund (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Graham Burke (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Graham Burke (Notts County).

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Burke.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Cedric Evina (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon442381373541977
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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