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Notts County 0-1 Exeter City

Notts County remain rooted to the foot of the League Two table as Nicky Law struck in added time to give 10-man Exeter a hard-fought victory at Meadow Lane.

The relegation-threatened Magpies failed to capitalise on Ryan Bowman's first-half dismissal and Law hit the winner in the 93rd minute for the play-off-chasing Grecians.

County created plenty of first-half chances, as Kane Hemmings got behind Exeter inside two minutes but only found Christy Pym's outstretched leg.

A slick break after 20 minutes saw Hemmings tee up Craig Mackail-Smith who played a neat one-two with Matt Tootle, but the veteran slipped before getting his shot away.

Exeter's Bowman saw a second yellow after a heavy late challenge on Michael Doyle, having been booked for an earlier aerial duel with Richard Duffy.

Law's cross before the half-hour mark caused concern in the Magpies area, while Mackail-Smith curled over at the other end.

Pym's fingertip save denied Tootle's thundering effort after the break and the keeper later blocked Jim O'Brien's long-range shot away.

But as the spoils looked like being shared, substitute Donovan Wilson looped in a cross which Law connected with for the winner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24MilsomBooked at 72mins
  • 26RoseSubstituted forSteadat 45'minutes
  • 43Doyle
  • 21O'Brien
  • 28Mackail-SmithSubstituted forGomisat 83'minutes
  • 11Boldewijn
  • 15Hemmings

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 6Barclay
  • 7Alessandra
  • 8Vaughan
  • 10Gomis
  • 30Stead
  • 33Dunn

Exeter

  • 1Pym
  • 20Wilson
  • 39Brown
  • 21MoxeyBooked at 19mins
  • 3Woodman
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forSweeneyat 31'minutes
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forWilsonat 64'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Law
  • 17Jay
  • 12BowmanBooked at 23mins

Substitutes

  • 2Sweeney
  • 5Martin
  • 7Martin
  • 11Williams
  • 13Hamon
  • 19Wilson
  • 27Collins
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
9,505

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away3
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 0, Exeter City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 0, Exeter City 1. Nicky Law (Exeter City) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Donovan Wilson.

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Virgil Gomis (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Robert Milsom (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Virgil Gomis replaces Craig Mackail-Smith.

Attempt missed. Matt Jay (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Dean Moxey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Sam Stubbs (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Attempt blocked. Matt Tootle (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Booking

Robert Milsom (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robert Milsom (Notts County).

Kane Wilson (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Donovan Wilson (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Sam Stubbs (Notts County) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Donovan Wilson (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Donovan Wilson replaces Hiram Boateng.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Pierce Sweeney.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Notts County).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dean Moxey.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Troy Brown (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jim O'Brien (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt blocked. Sam Stubbs (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Christy Pym.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City392213469363379
2Bury382011771413071
3MK Dons392091064402469
4Mansfield391715756332366
5Tranmere3818101056421464
6Forest Green3916131057391861
7Exeter3817101151371461
8Carlisle39177155951858
9Colchester39169145748957
10Swindon381412124746154
11Stevenage39159154549-454
12Crewe39158164849-153
13Northampton391216114950-152
14Newport37157154656-1052
15Grimsby39147184048-849
16Oldham371212135448648
17Cheltenham39139174957-848
18Crawley39127204058-1843
19Morecambe39119194462-1842
20Cambridge38119183456-2242
21Port Vale391011183345-1241
22Yeovil3999213656-2036
23Macclesfield38810204064-2434
24Notts County39712203872-3433
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