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Stevenage 0-3 Notts County

Kane Hemmings had to go in where it hurts to net Notts' second goal - his 12th of the season
Kane Hemmings had to go in where it hurts to net Notts' second goal - his 12th of the season

Jim O'Brien's second goal of the season helped breathe new life into Notts County's League Two survival hopes as they humbled Stevenage 3-0 to lift themselves off the bottom of the table..

The Magpies midfielder was on target inside 40 seconds, when he tried his luck from 25 yards and his effort deflected devilishly into the net.

Then, midway through the first half, O'Brien's pass bewildered the Stevenage defence to set up Kane Hemmings, who composed himself before slotting home past Paul Farman.

Home goalkeeper Farman had to be alert to keep out an effort from the evergreen Jon Stead but County had a third goal before the break.

Stead was the architect, the striker teeing up Enzio Boldewijn to smash home on 45 minutes.

Dino Maamria's Stevenage tried in vain to hit back in the second period, but the closest they came was when Alex Revell had a penalty shout waved away by referee Andy Haines.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 3Hunt
  • 24MakasiSubstituted forSonupeat 25'minutes
  • 16Iontton
  • 8ByromSubstituted forTimlinat 71'minutes
  • 12Chair
  • 9Revell
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forGuthrieat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Timlin
  • 6McKee
  • 11Sonupe
  • 27Byrne
  • 28Guthrie
  • 29Smyth
  • 30Wilkinson

Notts County

  • 27Schofield
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 18Stubbs
  • 24Milsom
  • 26Rose
  • 43Doyle
  • 21O'Brien
  • 11BoldewijnSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 80'minutes
  • 15HemmingsSubstituted forAlessandraat 90'minutes
  • 30SteadSubstituted forBirdat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fitzsimons
  • 3Bird
  • 6Barclay
  • 7Alessandra
  • 8Vaughan
  • 10Gomis
  • 28Mackail-Smith
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
2,860

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Notts County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Notts County 3.

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

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Lewis Alessandra replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Attempt missed. Michael Timlin (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Kane Hemmings (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Revell (Stevenage).

Sam Stubbs (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Pierce Bird replaces Jon Stead.

Michael Timlin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Notts County).

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ilias Chair (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Stubbs (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Timlin replaces Joel Byrom.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ryan Schofield.

Attempt saved. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Stubbs (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Danny Newton.

Attempt blocked. Enzio Boldewijn (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Joel Byrom (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mitch Rose (Notts County).

Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Sonupe (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Attempt blocked. Ilias Chair (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Luther Wildin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Notts County).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City402214470373380
2MK Dons402191066412572
3Bury392011872442871
4Mansfield401815760342669
5Tranmere3919101059421767
6Forest Green4016131158411761
7Exeter3917101252411161
8Colchester401791458481060
9Carlisle40177165954558
10Swindon391512125047357
11Newport38167154957-855
12Stevenage40159164552-754
13Crewe40158174952-353
14Northampton401216125052-252
15Oldham381312135648851
16Cheltenham40149175258-651
17Grimsby40147194050-1049
18Morecambe40129194562-1745
19Port Vale401111183546-1144
20Crawley40127214059-1943
21Cambridge39119193457-2342
22Yeovil4099223759-2236
23Notts County40812204172-3136
24Macclesfield39811204165-2435
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