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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Jon Stead (19', 35')
  • Jamie Devitt (75')

Jon Stead scores a double as Notts County get back on track

Jon Stead scored twice to help Notts County get their promotion push back on track as his double downed Carlisle 2-1 at Meadow Lane.
After losing to rock-bottom Barnet at the weekend, Kevin Nolan's side responded in excellent fashion with veteran forward Stead the star of the show.
He put the Magpies ahead in the 19th minute when he collected a smart pass from Lewis Alessandra and although his shot hit goalkeeper Jack Bonham it looped into the net.
And he then made it 2-0 in the 35th minute when he reacted quickest during an almighty goalmouth scramble.
Keith Curle's side had their moments and came close to pulling a goal back before the break when Hallam Hope cut in from the left and bent a shot inches wide of the post.
Hope then hit the post in the second half before substitute Mike Jones saw a deflected drive hit the top of the bar.
Jamie Devitt did eventually pull a goal back with a fierce strike from the edge of the box, but County held firm for a much-needed win.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Accrington Stanley 46 +30 93
2 Luton Town 46 +48 88
3 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +19 84
4 Exeter City 46 +10 80
5 Notts County 46 +23 77
6 Coventry City 46 +17 75
7 Lincoln City 46 +16 75
8 Mansfield Town 46 +15 72
9 Swindon Town 46 +2 68
10 Carlisle United 46 +8 67
11 Newport County 46 -2 64
12 Cambridge United 46 -4 64
13 Colchester United 46 +1 62
14 Crawley Town 46 -8 59
15 Crewe Alexandra 46 -13 56
16 Stevenage 46 -5 55
17 Cheltenham Town 46 -6 51
18 Grimsby Town 46 -24 51
19 Yeovil Town 46 -16 48
20 Port Vale 46 -18 47
21 Forest Green Rovers 46 -23 47
22 Morecambe 46 -15 46
23 Barnet 46 -19 46
24 Chesterfield 46 -36 38