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Notts County 2-0 Morecambe

Goals from Dan Jones and substitute Jonathan Forte stretched Notts County's unbeaten run to six games as they beat Morecambe at Meadow Lane.

Jones opened the scoring midway through the first half with a wonderful free-kick before Forte wrapped up the win with five minutes remaining.

It was no more than the hosts deserved for a solid performance which maintained their excellent start to the season under boss Kevin Nolan.

Notts had signalled their intent from the off as striker Shola Ameobi went close with a downwards header from a Jones corner.

The former Newcastle striker then forced a good save from Barry Roche from 25 yards as Notts pushed hard for the breakthrough.

But it was Morecambe who could and should have scored when Aaron McGowan's corner picked out Steven Old who headed straight at Adam Collin when completely unmarked.

Morecambe were instantly punished for that miss when Ameobi was fouled and Jones stepped-up to curl into the top corner.

Chances came and went for Notts to double their lead as Stead skied over the bar before Shaun Brisley headed onto the roof of the net.

But it was Forte who wrapped up the win as he steered in via the inside of the post.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 19HuntSubstituted forMilsomat 71'minutes
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 4HewittBooked at 65mins
  • 22Yates
  • 10GrantSubstituted forAlessandraat 88'minutes
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forForteat 41'minutes
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 3Dickinson
  • 6Hollis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 14Forte
  • 17Smith
  • 24Milsom
  • 34Fitzsimons

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2McGowan
  • 5Old
  • 6Winnard
  • 3Brough
  • 22MüllerBooked at 88mins
  • 24RoseBooked at 26minsSubstituted forOsborneat 45'minutes
  • 7Thompson
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 67'minutes
  • 10Campbell
  • 28McGurkSubstituted forLangat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 8Fleming
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 17Lund
  • 21Osborne
  • 29Lang
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
5,305

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Morecambe 0.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Morecambe).

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

Foul by Dean Winnard (Morecambe).

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

Attempt saved. Elliot Osborne (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jonathan Forte (Notts County).

Elliot Osborne (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Jorge Grant.

Attempt missed. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Max Müller (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 2, Morecambe 0. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jorge Grant.

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

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

Terry Hawkridge (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jon Stead (Notts County) because of an injury.

Foul by Callum Lang (Morecambe).

Shaun Brisley (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Jorge Grant.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Callum Lang replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Terry Hawkridge (Notts County).

Dean Winnard (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Max Müller (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Robert Milsom replaces Nicky Hunt.

Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Morecambe) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Wildig.

Attempt missed. Shaun Brisley (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Max Müller (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter6510115616
2Accrington6411148613
3Notts County6411117413
4Crewe6321105511
5Stevenage6321107311
6Wycombe63211311211
7Barnet6312106410
8Coventry631263310
9Swindon631289-110
10Mansfield623112849
11Lincoln City62319639
12Newport62319639
13Luton622213858
14Colchester6213101007
15Cambridge621346-27
16Carlisle6213811-37
17Yeovil62131016-67
18Crawley620478-16
19Grimsby6204813-56
20Morecambe612347-35
21Cheltenham6114510-54
22Forest Green6114918-94
23Chesterfield6114514-94
24Port Vale610559-43
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