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Notts County 2-1 Hartlepool United

A Jorge Grant screamer and Shola Ameobi's first Notts County goal ensured boss Kevin Nolan kept his unbeaten home record intact as they beat fellow strugglers Hartlepool at Meadow Lane.

County were handed a golden opportunity to take the lead after 28 minutes as Lewis Hawkins handled the ball to gift the hosts a penalty.

But Ameobi's weak effort from the spot was pushed onto the post by goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

The striker made up for his miss shortly after the restart when Grant played a fine ball through to the forward who fired a low strike into the bottom-left corner of the net.

The hosts doubled their lead in emphatic fashion thanks to a 20-yard screamer from Nottingham Forest loanee Grant, who has now scored four goals in his last six games.

The visitors pulled a goal back eight minutes later when Haydn Hollis put the ball into his own net, but it was not enough as the Magpies held on to take all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 16Bola
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes
  • 18Hewitt
  • 12Milsom
  • 17GrantSubstituted forCampbellat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Ameobi
  • 11ForteSubstituted forCampbellat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 4Smith
  • 13Loach
  • 14Campbell
  • 23Clackstone
  • 24Campbell
  • 47Howes

Hartlepool

  • 42Fryer
  • 35Richardson
  • 4Featherstone
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 81mins
  • 33Donnelly
  • 14Woods
  • 18HawkinsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forDeverdicsat 59'minutes
  • 15Alessandra
  • 11Oates
  • 9Amond
  • 7N Thomas

Substitutes

  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 20Orrell
  • 28Rooney
  • 29Martin
  • 34Hawkes
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
8,653

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Jorge Grant.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Tahvon Campbell.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Mark Yeates.

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Goal!

Own Goal by Haydn Hollis, Notts County. Notts County 2, Hartlepool United 1.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tahvon Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Jonathan Forte.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Hartlepool United 0. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

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

Foul by Rhys Oates (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jorge Grant (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

Attempt blocked. Mark Yeates (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jorge Grant.

Attempt missed. Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Woods (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Deverdics replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nathan Thomas.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Lewis Hawkins (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Hartlepool United 0. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Notts County 0, Hartlepool United 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster36219668422672
2Plymouth362151056391768
3Portsmouth361881055312462
4Stevenage361841461511058
5Carlisle36151385654258
6Luton351512853332057
7Exeter361661456431354
8Mansfield361313104340352
9Blackpool361215955381751
10Colchester36149135148351
11Wycombe36149134445-151
12Cambridge35148134741650
13Grimsby36148144442250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe35137154454-1046
16Crawley36128164356-1344
17Yeovil361013133645-943
18Accrington341011133946-741
19Notts County36117184062-2240
20Cheltenham36912153848-1039
21Crewe36912153854-1639
22Hartlepool36911164761-1438
23Leyton Orient3695224058-1832
24Newport35611183958-1929
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