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Notts County 0-2 Accrington Stanley

Notts County's four-game unbeaten run came to an end as Accrington Stanley secured a deserved victory at Meadow Lane.

Goals from John O'Sullivan and substitute Romuald Boco halted the Magpies' unbeaten run, which included one Checkatrade Trophy success.

The hosts had yet to score first in a League Two game this season and continued that run as they fell behind in the 17th minute to O'Sullivan's deflected strike.

Jonathan Forte did his best to level, but his shot towards the near post brought a fine save from visiting goalkeeper Aaron Chapman.

Notts were out of sorts, but having come from behind to snatch results in their last three league games, they came out with purpose and a much quicker tempo at the start of the second half, with Louis Laing volleying straight at Chapman from a Michael O'Connor free-kick.

But an inspired substitution from Accrington boss John Coleman helped his side deservedly extend their lead when Boco fired an effort past Adam Collin.

With Notts fans restless, John Sheridan's side did their best to launch a comeback but they were indebted to Collin for keeping the score down with an excellent save from Billy Kee.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 31AudelBooked at 21mins
  • 14Laing
  • 5DuffyBooked at 28mins
  • 3Dickinson
  • 23Rodman
  • 2TootleSubstituted forMilsomat 74'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 11Forte
  • 9OliverSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCollinsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 12Milsom
  • 13Loach
  • 19Richards
  • 24Campbell
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 39Collins

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 2Pearson
  • 5Beckles
  • 30DonacienBooked at 31mins
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forBocoat 59'minutes
  • 8BrownSubstituted forHewittat 83'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 54mins
  • 11McConville
  • 7Clark
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 3Hughes
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
3,988

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home1
Away2
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Accrington Stanley 2.

Alex Rodman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Hewitt (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Steven Hewitt replaces Scott Brown.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Louis Laing.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Jonathan Forte (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Robert Milsom replaces Matt Tootle.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Notts County).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

Alex Rodman (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Notts County).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Aaron Collins replaces Jon Stead.

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

Matt Tootle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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