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Darlington   0 - 5   Notts County

Darlington v Notts County

Darlington 0-5 Notts County

Leaders Notts County secured the League Two title as they earned an emphatic victory at relegated Darlington.

County went ahead when Delroy Facey found Johnnie Jackson and his tame shot crept in under keeper Nick Liversedge.

After the break Mike Edwards bicycle kicked home from eight yards out before Craig Westcarr rounded the keeper and fired into the empty goal.

Substitute Luke Rodgers volleyed in County's fourth from 12 yards, then back-heeled in Westcarr's cross.

Kasper Schmeichel had earlier pulled off a finger-tip save to keep out a Gary Dempsey effort in the 12th minute but County were never in danger of missing out on the win they needed to guarantee top spot.

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Barca-Champions

Steve Cotterill's side have 89 points from their 44 matches to date, seven ahead of Rochdale with two matches remaining.

They will be hopeful of a strong finish to the season, with a home fixture against lowly Cheltenham to come before the season-ending trip to strugglers Torquay.


Notts County manager Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"To win the title was one of our hopes. It has taken a mammoth effort and the players have been nothing short of first class. I think they have got their rewards.

"I remember the first meeting with the players and I thought their hopes and aims would be win to the league. They probably looked at me and thought I was crazy because we were 14 points behind.

"You don't get this moment every day of the week. It was fantastic and I'm absolutely delighted. All the credit must go the players; they are an unbelievable set of boys with a terrific closeness."

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Darlington 0-5 Notts County FT
(HT 0-1)Notts County are champions
    • Jackson 33
    • Edwards 70
    • Westcarr 75
    • Rodgers 78
    • Rodgers 81

    Darlington

    • 13 Liversedge
    • 03 Bower (Burn 77)
    • 04 White
    • 05 Milne
    • 22 Madden
    • 11 Dempsey
    • 16 Groves
    • 18 Convery
    • 24 Mulligan (Marshall 72)
    • 27 McReady
    • 32 Smith

    Substitutes

    • 23 Redmond,
    • 21 Baines,
    • 31 Burn,
    • 17 Riley,
    • 25 Marshall

    Notts County

    • 23 Schmeichel
    • 04 Edwards
    • 05 Lee
    • 06 Thompson
    • 18 Hunt yellow card
    • 08 Ravenhill
    • 10 Bishop
    • 11 Davies (Rodgers 72)
    • 21 Jackson (Clapham 65)
    • 20 Westcarr
    • 22 Facey (Hawley 80)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Hoult,
    • 17 Clapham,
    • 07 Hamshaw,
    • 14 Canham,
    • 15 Hawley,
    • 19 Rodgers,
    • 30 Akinbiyi
    Ref: MossAtt: 2,112
    DARLINGTON
    NOTTS COUNTY

    Possession

    • Darlington 49%
    • Notts County 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Darlington 1
    • Notts County 7

    Attempts off target

    • Darlington 0
    • Notts County 3

    Corners

    • Darlington 2
    • Notts County 8

    Fouls

    • Darlington 9
    • Notts County 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+1:19 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 86:24 Michael Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop. Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.
    • 84:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Rodgers by Alan White. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Luke Rodgers.
    • 82:52 The ball is crossed by Stephen Hunt.
    • 80:41 The assist for the goal came from Craig Westcarr.
    • 80:41 GOAL - Luke RodgersDarlington 0 - 5 Notts County Luke Rodgers finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Darlington 0-5 Notts County.
    • 79:14 Substitution Karl Hawley replaces Delroy Facey.
    • 77:46 The assist for the goal came from Craig Westcarr.
    • 77:46 GOAL - Luke RodgersDarlington 0 - 4 Notts County Luke Rodgers finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Darlington 0-4 Notts County.
    • 77:12 Delroy Facey takes a shot. Save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 76:09 Simon Madden takes the indirect free kick.
    • 76:09 Substitution Dan Burn comes on in place of Mark Bower.
    • 76:09 The official flags Luke Rodgers offside.
    • 74:01 GOAL - Craig WestcarrDarlington 0 - 3 Notts County A goal is scored by Craig Westcarr from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 0-3 Notts County.
    • 72:44 Luke Rodgers is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 71:56 Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Luke Rodgers coming on for Ben Davies.
    • 71:27 Substitution Jordan Marshall on for Nathan Mulligan.
    • 69:55 GOAL - Mike EdwardsDarlington 0 - 2 Notts County Mike Edwards gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Darlington 0-2 Notts County.
    • 69:42 Ben Davies sends in a cross, Simon Madden makes a clearance.
    • 69:14 Corner taken short by Ben Davies.
    • 68:56 Craig Westcarr delivers the ball, clearance made by John McReady.
    • 68:22 Short corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line.
    • 66:38 Michael Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Lee. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 64:26 Substitution Jamie Clapham comes on in place of Johnnie Jackson.
    • 63:39 Corner taken left-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, Mark Bower makes a clearance.
    • 63:29 The ball is delivered by Delroy Facey, Mark Bower makes a clearance.
    • 58:19 Alan White gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Delroy Facey. Graeme Lee takes the direct free kick.
    • 58:12 Simon Madden produces a cross, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
    • 56:27 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Davies. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 52:15 John Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Groves. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.
    • 51:23 Centre by Nathan Mulligan, Richard Ravenhill makes a clearance.
    • 48:33 The ball is crossed by Delroy Facey.
    • 47:20 Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Save made by Nick Liversedge.
    • 45:43 The ball is crossed by Richard Ravenhill, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 45:34 The ball is swung over by Craig Westcarr, clearance by Andrew Milne.
    • 45:09 Alan White concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Craig Westcarr restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:12 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00+0:47 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 43:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Edwards on Michael Smith. Mark Convery crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Richard Ravenhill.
    • 41:35 Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan White, clearance by Graeme Lee.
    • 41:35 Booking Stephen Hunt booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 41:29 Nathan Mulligan fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 36:34 A cross is delivered by Simon Madden, Graeme Lee makes a clearance.
    • 35:32 Delroy Facey concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan White. Alan White restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:58 Shot from deep inside the area by Craig Westcarr clears the bar.
    • 33:47 The referee blows for offside against Delroy Facey. Alan White takes the indirect free kick.
    • 32:32 The assist for the goal came from Delroy Facey.
    • 32:32 GOAL - Johnnie JacksonDarlington 0 - 1 Notts County Johnnie Jackson gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Darlington 0-1 Notts County.
    • 31:25 Centre by Simon Madden, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance.
    • 30:23 Stephen Hunt challenges Michael Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Convery, clearance made by Graeme Lee.
    • 29:55 Johnnie Jackson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan White. Direct free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 28:36 Foul by Gary Dempsey on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ben Davies, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 27:06 Centre by Craig Westcarr, comfortable save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 26:13 Centre by Gary Dempsey, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 24:14 Foul by Graeme Lee on Simon Madden, free kick awarded. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 23:15 Nathan Mulligan concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies, clearance made by Alan White.
    • 22:21 Pass corner from right by-line taken by Ben Davies to short.
    • 20:49 Ben Davies takes the inswinging corner, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 20:04 Danny Groves concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 19:00 Mike Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Smith. Simon Madden delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 18:28 The ball is sent over by Simon Madden.
    • 17:31 Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dempsey. Free kick taken by Gary Dempsey.
    • 16:06 Effort from inside the area by Ben Davies misses to the left of the target.
    • 13:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Thompson on Nathan Mulligan. Simon Madden crosses the ball in from the free kick, John Thompson manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:09 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Convery from the right by-line.
    • 11:48 Gary Dempsey takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a brilliant save.
    • 11:22 Mark Convery delivers the ball, Richard Ravenhill makes a clearance.
    • 11:04 Gary Dempsey crosses the ball, clearance by John Thompson.
    • 8:20 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Davies.
    • 7:40 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Davies, clearance made by Andrew Milne.
    • 6:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan White on Ben Davies. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 6:29 The ball is sent over by Nathan Mulligan, John Thompson manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:01 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Convery from the left by-line, Graeme Lee manages to make a clearance.
    • 5:05 Unfair challenge on Alan White by Graeme Lee results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dempsey.
    • 4:35 Delroy Facey challenges Alan White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Madden.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 27 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Notts County 44 60 89
    2 Rochdale 44 36 82
    3 Bournemouth 44 14 80
    4 Rotherham 44 6 72
    5 Aldershot 44 12 69
    6 Bury 44 -2 68
    7 Port Vale 44 15 67
    8 Morecambe 44 7 67
    9 Chesterfield 44 0 67
    10 Northampton 44 11 66
    11 Dag & Red 44 8 66
    12 Shrewsbury 44 2 62
    13 Accrington 44 -14 57
    14 Burton Albion 44 -4 56
    15 Bradford 44 -6 56
    16 Hereford 44 -13 56
    17 Crewe 44 -4 54
    18 Torquay 44 6 53
    19 Macclesfield 44 -7 53
    20 Lincoln City 44 -21 49
    21 Cheltenham 44 -12 47
    22 Barnet 44 -15 45
    23 Grimsby 44 -25 41
    24 Darlington 44 -54 27

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