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Stevenage3Notts County0

Stevenage 3-0 Notts County

Matt Godden scored twice as in-form Stevenage boosted their League Two promotion hopes by breezing past Notts County.

Godden's double sandwiched Jack King's strike as the hosts earned a seventh win in eight games.

Boro are now sixth in the table, three points behind third-placed Carlisle, but County drop down to third-from-bottom, five points ahead of Leyton Orient.

Stevenage led in just the third minute after a corner was taken shot to Steven Schumacher, whose cross gave Godden the simple task of heading into the top corner.

Veteran goalkeeper Chris Day, in the side due to Jamie Jones' suspension, maintained their lead by first sharply saving Shola Ameobi's header then Jon Stead's rebound.

The hosts doubled their advantage on the hour as Godden flicked on a long ball into the path of captain King, who finished calmly into the bottom corner.

Two minutes later the match was finished as a contest as Ben Kennedy played Godden through and he held his nerve to strike his 20th goal of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 4King
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20OgilvieSubstituted forNtlheat 89'minutes
  • 7McAnuff
  • 8Schumacher
  • 22Lee
  • 11Pett
  • 14KennedySubstituted forMcQuoidat 86'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forHindsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds
  • 33Ntlhe

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 23ClackstoneBooked at 59mins
  • 18Hewitt
  • 6Hollis
  • 16BolaSubstituted forDickinsonat 66'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 17Grant
  • 12Milsom
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forCampbellat 67'minutes
  • 9Ameobi
  • 30SteadSubstituted forForteat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tootle
  • 3Dickinson
  • 4Smith
  • 5Duffy
  • 11Forte
  • 13Loach
  • 14Campbell
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,248

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Notts County 0.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Notts County).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kgosi Ntlhe replaces Connor Ogilvie because of an injury.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Notts County).

Josh McQuoid (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Josh McQuoid replaces Ben Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Matt Godden.

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Haydn Hollis (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tahvon Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

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

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Mark Yeates.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Carl Dickinson replaces Marc Bola.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Jon Stead because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 3, Notts County 0. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Kennedy.

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Notts County 0. Jack King (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Wilkinson.

Booking

Josh Clackstone (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Shola Ameobi.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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