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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Notts County

Fleetwood came from behind to keep up with the play-off pack as they beat Notts County at Highbury.

Garry Thompson gave County an early lead when the hosts failed to clear a free-kick and his piledriver beat Chris Maxwell.

Liam McAlinden levelled before Nick Haughton's trickery found David Ball to slot home and complete the turnaround.

Stephen Crainey earned a second booking for a foul on Curtis Thompson, but the Cod Army hung on for the win.

The win moves Fleetwood up to eighth and within a point of the League One play-off places, while Notts have now lost five of their last six league games.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We've entered a run of games where we have expected results, and with the greatest of respects to our opponents, I came here expecting a victory, and we should have got one.

"With the greatest of respect to Fleetwood, their two goals were terrible. Both of the goals were bad defending from us.

"We've played well and that shows how cruel this game is."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 33CraineyBooked at 69mins
  • 11HughesBooked at 28mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 12Morris
  • 27HaughtonBooked at 50minsSubstituted forPondat 85'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forMurdochat 72'minutes
  • 29McAlindenSubstituted forProctorat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 7Evans
  • 9Dobbie
  • 19Proctor
  • 30Hunter
  • 38Springthorpe

Notts County

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Carroll
  • 2DumbuyaSubstituted forWhiteat 67'minutes
  • 5MullinsBooked at 88mins
  • 12Newton
  • 28EdwardsSubstituted forBajnerat 75'minutes
  • 3Adams
  • 24Woolery
  • 13JonesBooked at 68minsSubstituted forHarradat 70'minutes
  • 15Thompson
  • 16Noble
  • 11Thompson

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 17White
  • 27Bajner
  • 31Harrad
  • 34McCourt
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
3,529

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away13
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Notts County 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

  4. Post update

    Hayden White (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

  7. Booking

    Hayden Mullins (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Shaun Harrad (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nathan Pond replaces Nick Haughton.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Blair Adams (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Balint Bajner replaces Michael Edwards.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Liam McAlinden.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City31197558292964
2MK Dons32188666313562
3Swindon31176857342357
4Preston30168646281856
5Sheff Utd3014794335849
6Bradford3012994034645
7Doncaster31129103837145
8Fleetwood32128123233-144
9Oldham311110104144-343
10Chesterfield32119124444042
11Gillingham32119124649-342
12Port Vale32126144145-442
13Rochdale291251251401141
14Walsall311011103333041
15Peterborough32125153843-541
16Scunthorpe30117124346-340
17Notts County31108133339-638
18Barnsley31115154148-738
19Crewe32115163255-2338
20Colchester3297163953-1434
21Coventry31712123243-1133
22Crawley3289153456-2233
23Leyton Orient3188154148-732
24Yeovil3278172547-2229
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