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Accrington Stanley 2-0 Notts County

Loan players Harvey Rodgers and Noor Husin secured Accrington a home win over Notts County in their League Two relegation battle.

Defender Rodgers, on loan from Hull, headed home on 45 minutes, while substitute Husin, who signed from Crystal Palace on Tuesday, had an easy tap-in to secure a vital three points for Stanley and plunge Kevin Nolan's side deeper into trouble.

The first chance fell to County striker Jon Stead when he raced free onto a ball forward, beat keeper Marek Rodak and fired goalwards only for Mark Hughes to scramble the ball out for a corner.

Stanley then had two good chances but were denied both times by the fingertips of goalkeeper Adam Collin.

He spectacularly kept out a long-range Sean Clare strike and minutes later he prevented an own goal as Richard Duffy got to the ball first in a challenge with Billy Kee.

The Reds took the lead just before the break when Sean McConville got the ball on the left and floated in a cross which Rodgers headed home from close range for his first Stanley goal.

County pressed at the start of the second half with Adam Campbell's low drive blocked from their best chance.

Rommy Boco could have increased Stanley's lead but was once again denied by Collin at the near post, while Kee's fierce strike was well held by the goalkeeper.

Former Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi came on for the Magpies on 69 minutes after signing a short-term deal, but it was Stanley who had the final say on 80 minutes.

Substitute Jonny Edwards charged forward, forcing a good save out of Collin but he could only push it out to Husin who tapped home on debut to give Stanley their first home league win since October.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 32Rodgers
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 30Donacien
  • 14Boco
  • 11McConville
  • 15ClareSubstituted forHusinat 67'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 29Kee
  • 10McCartanSubstituted forEdwardsat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 7Clark
  • 9Gornell
  • 16Husin
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 31AudelSubstituted forBolaat 37'minutes
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 24Campbell
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forCampbellat 69'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 12Milsom
  • 11ForteSubstituted forAmeobiat 69'minutesBooked at 71mins
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 9Ameobi
  • 13Loach
  • 14Campbell
  • 16Bola
  • 17Grant
  • 23Clackstone
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
1,731

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Notts County 0.

Full Time

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

Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Campbell (Notts County).

Tahvon Campbell (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Harvey Rodgers.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay in match Richard Duffy (Notts County) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Notts County 0. Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

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

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Jonathan Edwards (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Edwards replaces Shay McCartan.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Mark Yeates.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Shola Ameobi replaces Jonathan Forte.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Noor Husin replaces Sean Clare.

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

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Romuald Boco.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Collin.

Attempt saved. Romuald Boco (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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