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Notts County 4-1 Yeovil Town

Notts County hammered struggling Yeovil 4-1 to maintain their chances of automatic promotion in League Two.

Victory took the Magpies to within two points of third-placed Wycombe with two games left to play.

And it was a brilliant second-half performance that inspired the home side to three points, with an own goal from Tom James and strikes from Elliott Hewitt and Lewis Alessandra adding to Dan Jones' opener.

Jonathan Forte came close with an early effort for County while Yeovil's Lewis Wing saw a 20-yard shot saved by Adam Collin before Alex Fisher headed wide after a defensive mix-up.

The home side took the lead in first-half stoppage time, with Jones' shot from the edge of the area deflecting past the helpless Jonny Maddison.

After the break, James blasted a pass from Liam Noble into his own net and in the 70th minute, Hewitt cut in from the left before coolly slotting past Maddison.

Alessandra scored a fourth in the 73rd minute, dribbling past two defenders before netting from close range.

Fisher pulled a late goal back for Yeovil from a free-kick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 19Hunt
  • 5Duffy
  • 14Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 6Virtue-Thick
  • 4HewittSubstituted forO'Connorat 75'minutes
  • 16NobleSubstituted forHusinat 81'minutes
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forSteadat 67'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 10Forte

Substitutes

  • 8O'Connor
  • 11Hawkridge
  • 17Smith
  • 21Husin
  • 25Hall
  • 30Stead
  • 34Fitzsimons

Yeovil

  • 12Maddison
  • 23James
  • 5Mugabi
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 27DonnellanSubstituted forGreenat 56'minutes
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 4Bird
  • 6Wing
  • 20GobernBooked at 31minsSubstituted forBrowneat 57'minutes
  • 19Barnes
  • 18Fisher

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 7Khan
  • 9Browne
  • 15Green
  • 21Seager
  • 24Phillips
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
7,359

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Jonny Maddison.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Marcus Barnes (Yeovil Town).

Nicky Hunt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 4, Yeovil Town 1. Alex Fisher (Yeovil Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Virtue-Thick (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Noor Husin replaces Liam Noble.

Jared Bird (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Michael O'Connor replaces Elliott Hewitt.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Omar Sowunmi.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 4, Yeovil Town 0. Lewis Alessandra (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonathan Forte following a fast break.

Booking

Jon Stead (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Notts County).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Yeovil Town 0. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jon Stead.

Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jon Stead replaces Shola Ameobi.

Attempt missed. Tom James (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matthew Virtue-Thick.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Wing (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Nicky Hunt (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jordan Green (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Nathan Smith replaces Ryan Dickson because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Rhys Browne replaces Oscar Gobern.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jordan Green replaces Shaun Donnellan.

Goal!

Own Goal by Tom James, Yeovil Town. Notts County 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Wing (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Oscar Gobern (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Notts County 1, Yeovil Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Notts County 1, Yeovil Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington43286974413390
2Luton442412891454684
3Wycombe4422121076591778
4Exeter442381362511177
5Notts County4421131070462476
6Lincoln City4319141059441571
7Coventry432181456421471
8Mansfield4417171063491468
9Swindon44197186465-164
10Carlisle441615135952763
11Colchester441613155351261
12Cambridge431612155058-860
13Crawley441610185663-758
14Newport421415135154-357
15Stevenage441313185763-652
16Cheltenham441312196565051
17Crewe44155245873-1550
18Port Vale441114194860-1247
19Yeovil431210215671-1546
20Forest Green43137235371-1846
21Grimsby441112213765-2845
22Morecambe43917174155-1444
23Barnet441010244265-2340
24Chesterfield4398264578-3335
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