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Notts County   3 - 1   Lincoln City

Notts County 3-1 Lincoln

Notts County 3-1 Lincoln

Notts County claimed a fifth successive win to see off Lincoln City and claim top spot in League Two, but were denied promotion by events at Rotherham.

Lee Hughes drove in after 63 seconds to give County the lead, before Steven Lennon side-footed in a leveller.

Lincoln's Moses Swaibu was dismissed for a reckless foul and Hughes hit a post before Graeme Lee headed home Craig Westcarr's cross to make it 2-1.

Delroy Facey rifled in late on to all-but seal County's place in League One.

The Magpies are now 12 points and a far superior goal difference clear of fourth-placed Rotherham with just 12 points left to play for.


Notts County manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"All the credit has to go to the players and the staff for how they have carried the club this season.

"It's a remarkable season for them and I thank them for letting me being a part of it.

"I am looking forward for the rest of the season now."

Lincoln City manager Chris Sutton told BBC Lincolnshire:

"I was proud of the way the players played, they stuck at it well.

"I felt we were going to cause them problems because we have players with the capability, but the sending off had a big impact on the game. To me it just looked mistimed and their players said it could have gone either way.

"When you go down to 10 men you have to have the courage to play and I felt we did at times. I thought we showed a lot of mettle and character-wise we weren't found wanting."

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Notts County 3-1 Lincoln City FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Hughes 1
  • Lee 65
  • Facey 87
  • Lennon 4

Notts County

  • 23 Schmeichel
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Lee yellow card
  • 06 Thompson
  • 18 Hunt
  • 08 Ravenhill
  • 10 Bishop
  • 11 Davies (Jackson 90+3)
  • 09 Hughes yellow card (Rodgers 89)
  • 20 Westcarr (Clapham 90+3)
  • 22 Facey

Substitutes

  • 01 Hoult,
  • 17 Clapham,
  • 07 Hamshaw,
  • 21 Jackson,
  • 15 Hawley,
  • 19 Rodgers,
  • 30 Akinbiyi

Lincoln City

  • 01 Burch
  • 02 Green
  • 05 Swaibu red card
  • 33 Baker
  • 38 Anderson
  • 11 Kerr yellow card
  • 16 Lennon yellow card
  • 23 Keltie
  • 34 Herd (Clarke 51)
  • 39 Saunders yellow card (Gordon 76)
  • 18 Somma yellow card

Substitutes

  • 20 Musselwhite,
  • 06 Hone,
  • 19 Clarke,
  • 31 Gordon,
  • 35 Gilmour,
  • 09 Connor,
  • 14 John-Lewis
Ref: QuinnAtt: 7,501
NOTTS COUNTY
LINCOLN CITY

Possession

  • Notts County 57%
  • Lincoln City 43%

Attempts on target

  • Notts County 13
  • Lincoln City 2

Attempts off target

  • Notts County 7
  • Lincoln City 2

Corners

  • Notts County 7
  • Lincoln City 1

Fouls

  • Notts County 13
  • Lincoln City 19
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:41 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+4:18 The ball is delivered by John Thompson.
  • 90:00+3:27 Johnnie Jackson takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 90:00+1:57 Free kick taken by Graeme Lee.
  • 90:00+1:57 Substitution Jamie Clapham joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Westcarr.
  • 90:00+1:57 Substitution Johnnie Jackson replaces Ben Davies.
  • 90:00+1:57 Booking Scott Kerr goes into the book.
  • 90:00+1:42 Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Davide Somma results in a free kick.
  • 88:22 Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
  • 88:22 Substitution Luke Rodgers is brought on as a substitute for Lee Hughes.
  • 88:22 Davide Somma concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Ravenhill.
  • 86:41 Craig Westcarr provided the assist for the goal.
  • 86:41 GOAL - Delroy FaceyNotts County 3 - 1 Lincoln City Delroy Facey finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Notts County 3-1 Lincoln City.
  • 85:47 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies, Scott Kerr makes a clearance.
  • 85:14 Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Kerr. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:51 Scott Kerr challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Ravenhill.
  • 83:59 Delroy Facey concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Anderson. Robert Burch takes the direct free kick.
  • 83:31 Shane Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Thompson. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 83:15 The ball is delivered by Joe Anderson, clearance by Graeme Lee.
  • 82:44 Lee Hughes challenges Paul Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Green takes the free kick.
  • 82:16 The ball is swung over by Steven Lennon, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
  • 81:29 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Clark Keltie.
  • 80:20 Shane Clarke challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cross/shot by Ben Davies, save by Robert Burch.
  • 79:46 Clark Keltie concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Ravenhill. Graeme Lee takes the free kick.
  • 79:16 Lee Hughes sends in a cross.
  • 78:36 Lee Hughes produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 78:04 Richard Ravenhill takes a shot. Paul Green gets a block in.
  • 77:52 Ben Davies takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 75:17 Substitution Michael Gordon is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Saunders.
  • 74:51 Davide Somma produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 72:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Davide Somma. Clark Keltie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:04 The ball is crossed by Craig Westcarr.
  • 69:56 The ball is crossed by Joe Anderson.
  • 69:01 The referee blows for offside. Nathan Baker restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:36 Craig Westcarr provided the assist for the goal.
  • 64:36 GOAL - Graeme LeeNotts County 2 - 1 Lincoln City Graeme Lee finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Notts County 2-1 Lincoln City.
  • 64:03 Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line, Clark Keltie manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:56 A cross is delivered by Lee Hughes, Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 62:28 Neal Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Davide Somma. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 62:17 The ball is crossed by Delroy Facey, clearance made by Paul Green.
  • 61:34 Mike Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Davide Somma. Free kick taken by Joe Anderson.
  • 60:22 Centre by Ben Davies, Header from close range by Lee Hughes misses to the right of the goal.
  • 59:07 Delroy Facey delivers the ball, Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 57:22 Richard Ravenhill produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 56:10 Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:10 Booking Davide Somma booked.
  • 56:03 Davide Somma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Davies.
  • 54:30 The ball is delivered by Ben Davies, Lee Hughes has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
  • 54:30 Booking Steven Lennon goes into the referee's book.
  • 54:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr by Steven Lennon.
  • 53:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Davide Somma. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Lee.
  • 52:14 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line, Stephen Hunt challenges Shane Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 51:58 The ball is delivered by John Thompson, Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Robert Burch.
  • 51:44 Neal Bishop delivers the ball, clearance by Clark Keltie.
  • 50:26 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Davies, Mike Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Burch. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
  • 50:26 Substitution Shane Clarke replaces Chris Herd.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+6:00 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+4:10 Unfair challenge on Chris Herd by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. Nathan Baker takes the free kick.
  • 45:00+2:42 Stephen Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Herd. Paul Green takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+1:33 Unfair challenge on John Thompson by Matthew Saunders results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ben Davies.
  • 45:00+1:33 Booking Booking for Matthew Saunders.
  • 45:00+0:29 Effort on goal by Ben Davies from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 45:00+0:09 John Thompson crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Green.
  • 44:30 The ball is delivered by Lee Hughes, Paul Green makes a clearance.
  • 42:46 The ball is sent over by Ben Davies.
  • 41:57 Stephen Hunt delivers the ball, save by Robert Burch.
  • 40:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Edwards by Davide Somma. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
  • 40:03 Handball decision goes against Graeme Lee. Nathan Baker takes the free kick.
  • 38:29 Ben Davies fouled by Clark Keltie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ben Davies.
  • 37:27 Craig Westcarr concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Kerr. Clark Keltie takes the free kick.
  • 36:07 Lee Hughes takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a comfortable save.
  • 35:25 Chris Herd takes a shot.
  • 35:03 Paul Green produces a cross, clearance by John Thompson.
  • 33:54 The ball is swung over by Delroy Facey.
  • 32:44 Stephen Hunt crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Herd.
  • 32:07 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Clark Keltie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Davies.
  • 30:33 The referee penalises Lee Hughes for handball. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 30:15 Effort from outside the penalty area by Graeme Lee goes wide left of the target.
  • 30:00 Mike Edwards takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Green.
  • 29:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clark Keltie on Neal Bishop. Free kick taken by Stephen Hunt.
  • 28:07 Handball by Craig Westcarr. Direct free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 26:42 Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.
  • 26:42 Booking Graeme Lee is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
  • 26:18 Neal Bishop fouled by Chris Herd, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 25:00 Effort from outside the penalty area by Neal Bishop goes wide left of the target.
  • 24:53 The ball is sent over by John Thompson, Paul Green makes a clearance.
  • 24:32 Centre by Graeme Lee, Paul Green manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:41 Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch. Lee Hughes takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
  • 22:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Saunders, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:39 Davide Somma takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
  • 22:00 Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:00 Booking Lee Hughes is shown a yellow card.
  • 20:03 Inswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line, Robert Burch fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 15:22 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, Chris Herd manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:22 Sent off Moses Swaibu is sent off by the referee for violent conduct.
  • 15:15 Moses Swaibu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Westcarr.
  • 11:49 Inswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, Davide Somma manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:23 A cross is delivered by Craig Westcarr, Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:34 Unfair challenge on Ben Davies by Paul Green results in a free kick. Ben Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
  • 8:27 Unfair challenge on Mike Edwards by Davide Somma results in a free kick. Stephen Hunt restarts play with the free kick.
  • 6:53 Ben Davies takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
  • 6:26 Matthew Saunders challenges John Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Lee.
  • 5:54 Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Herd. Scott Kerr takes the free kick.
  • 3:28 The assist for the goal came from Davide Somma.
  • 3:28 GOAL - Steven LennonNotts County 1 - 1 Lincoln City Steven Lennon scores a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 1-1 Lincoln City.
  • 2:57 The offside flag is raised against Delroy Facey. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 0:59 Ben Davies provided the assist for the goal.
  • 0:59 GOAL - Lee HughesNotts County 1 - 0 Lincoln City Lee Hughes scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Notts County 1-0 Lincoln City.
  • 0:21 Paul Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Ben Davies crosses the ball,
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 13 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Notts County 40 52 80
2 Rochdale 41 37 79
3 Bournemouth 42 10 74
4 Rotherham 42 5 68
5 Bury 42 -1 67
6 Chesterfield 42 2 66
7 Aldershot 42 11 65
8 Morecambe 42 9 64
9 Port Vale 42 14 63
10 Northampton 42 10 63
11 Dag & Red 42 8 63
12 Shrewsbury 42 3 59
13 Burton Albion 42 -1 56
14 Accrington 41 -10 54
15 Bradford 42 -7 52
16 Crewe 42 -8 50
17 Macclesfield 42 -8 50
18 Hereford 42 -15 50
19 Torquay 42 2 47
20 Lincoln City 42 -21 46
21 Cheltenham 41 -11 45
22 Barnet 41 -12 45
23 Grimsby 42 -24 38
24 Darlington 40 -45 26

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