League Two
StevenageStevenage0Notts CountyNotts County2

Former England striker Teddy Sheringham's managerial career began with defeat as his Stevenage side were beaten at home by Notts County.

Curtis Thompson finished a superb counter-attacking goal to give the Magpies the lead before the break.

Mawouna Amevor sealed the away win in the 88th minute, tapping in after Jon Stead's shot was saved by Chris Day.

Amevor then turned villain, sent-off along with Stevenage's Tom Hitchcock following a tussle on the halfway line.

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The performance was very pleasing for me. Everybody sees different things in different games. Personally as a manager I was very pleased with my team.

"That was probably one of the best teams we'll play this year. I don't know that for definite, it's early days, but they were a decent outfit and made it very tough for us.

"The game was full of chances. You have to take your chances. We didn't do that today and they did. We'll have to concentrate on that next game."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5Franks
  • 6Hughes
  • 19Wells
  • 23Okimo
  • 22Lee
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 60minsSubstituted forMcAllisterat 61'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forPettat 76'minutes
  • 20AkinyemiSubstituted forHitchcockat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 4McCombe
  • 11Pett
  • 12McAllister
  • 15Hitchcock
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Gorman
  • 50Jackson

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2AmevorBooked at 90mins
  • 31Audel
  • 32SprockelSubstituted forBennettat 45'minutes
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 69mins
  • 27JennerBooked at 88mins
  • 25De SilvaSubstituted forSnijdersat 67'minutes
  • 28Swerts
  • 16NobleBooked at 89mins
  • 33Opoku AborahBooked at 6mins
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 5Bennett
  • 6Hollis
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,652

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away12
Fouls
Home16
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 0, Notts County 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Notts County 2.

  3. Post update

    Delay in match Thierry Audel (Notts County) because of an injury.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

  5. Post update

    Thierry Audel (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Dismissal

    Tom Hitchcock (Stevenage) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  8. Dismissal

    Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  9. Post update

    Tom Hitchcock (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

  12. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

  14. Post update

    Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stanley Aborah (Notts County).

  16. Booking

    Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Stevenage 0, Notts County 2. Mawouna Kodjo Amevor (Notts County) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Booking

    Julian Jenner (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).