County avoid shock de­feat, but lose place at top of the ta­ble

Sunday Sun - - Football -

Notts County boss Kevin Nolan of Notts County shakes hands with Shola Ameobi af­ter County drew 1-1 with For­est Green Rovers EX­ETER are the new lead­ers of League Two af­ter they beat Carlisle and Notts County drew 1-1 with For­est Green.

Af­ter de­feat by Mans­field last week­end, County looked poised for an­other shock loss against the team who started the day bot­tom of the ta­ble.

Omar Bugiel put For­est Green ahead on the half-hour mark but Robert Mil­som sal­vaged a point for County deep into stop­page time.

Lu­ton leapfrogged Ac­cring­ton and closed to within two points of Notts County thanks to a 2-0 win at Stan­ley.

Both goals came in the first half, with James Collins open­ing the scor­ing in the 22nd minute and Danny Hyl­ton net­ting a penalty a minute be­fore the break.

Teenage QPR loa­nee Eberechi Eze was the star of the show as league top scor­ers Wy­combe main­tained their ex­cel­lent away form with a 3-1 win over Cam­bridge.

Eze, 19, net­ted his first se­nior goal mo­ments af­ter half-time and then dou­bled his tally in the 57th minute with an­other fine fin­ish.

Medy El­ito halved the deficit with a 70th-minute penalty but Leon Legge was sent off late on be­fore Josh Umerah made the points safe for Wan­der­ers.

Neil Aspin saw Port Vale take the lead in his first game as man­ager but they slipped to a 2-1 home de­feat to Grimsby.

Tom Pope put Vale ahead in the 39th minute but Grimsby re­sponded with sec­ond-half goals from Sam Jones and Siriki Dem­bele.

Vale are level on five points at the bot­tom of the ta­ble with Ch­ester­field, who were beaten 2-1 by Lin­coln.

Michael Bost­wick put the Imps ahead in the 17th minute be­fore an Andy Kel­lett own goal eight min­utes later. Kris­tian Den­nis net­ted from the penalty spot late on for Ch­ester­field but they could not find an equaliser.

Craw­ley gained an im­por­tant 1-0 vic­tory over More­cambe to climb to 17th in the ta­ble, Billy Clif­ford scor­ing the only goal in the 18th minute.

More­cambe’s cause was not helped by Kevin El­li­son’s dis­missal 11 min­utes be­fore half-time.

Sean Mur­ray and Mikael Man­dron both scored in the first half in Colch­ester’s 2-0 win over Mans­field while New­port de­feated Yeovil 2-0.

Padraig Amond opened the scor­ing on the stroke of half-time while Joss Labadie net­ted the sec­ond in the 55th minute. Danny Wright made amends for miss­ing a penalty by scor­ing a very later win­ner for Chel­tenham in a 2-1 vic­tory over Swin­don.

Matt Pre­ston had ear­lier can­celled out Brian Gra­ham’s opener for Chel­tenham with his first Swin­don goal.

Jor­dan Bow­ery struck deep into stop­page time to earn Crewe a 1-0 vic­tory over Steve­nage, who missed a first-half penalty, while Bar­net and Coven­try drew 0-0.

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