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Exeter City 0-3 Notts County

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Jorge Grant came off the bench to score twice as Notts County underlined their promotion credentials with victory at fellow League Two high-flyers Exeter.In a clash that pitted the top two teams in the division against each other, it was the Magpies who came out on top to extend their lead to three points thanks to Lewis Alessandra’s early goal and Grant’s second-half brace.The visitors took the lead inside the first two minutes when a long kick from goalkeeper Adam Collin was flicked on and Alessandra lobbed a fine first time effort over the head of a stranded Christy Pym and into the net.

Exeter responded with a Jake Taylor shot that was straight down the throat of Collin, while Lee Holmes stung the palms of the goalkeeper with a fierce effort from distance.However, their best chance came when Craig Woodman’s hanging cross was nodded down by Jayden Stockley and Taylor smashed his effort straight at the custodian.Exeter paid the price for several missed chances as, in the 62nd minute, Notts County doubled their lead as a corner kick caused havoc in the six-yard box and the ball was turned in by Grant, who had been on the pitch for only five minutes.Jonathan Forte was narrowly off target for County, while Stockley headed high for Exeter, but Grant bagged his second eight minutes from time after Exeter’s woeful offside trap was exposed to hand Kevin Nolan’s men an impressive victory.Report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsExeter1Pym2Sweeney39Brown5Archibald-HenvilleSubstituted forEdwardsat 68’minutes3Woodman25Taylor4James6TillsonSubstituted forBoatengat 68’minutes10Holmes33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 73’minutes11StockleySubstitutes13Hamon19McAlinden20Jay21Moxey22Wilson28Edwards44BoatengNotts County1Collin19HuntBooked at 64mins5Duffy4Hewitt3DickinsonBooked at 59mins11HawkridgeSubstituted forGrantat 57’minutes22Yates24Milsom20WalkerSubstituted forForteat 68’minutes30SteadSubstituted forSmithat 85’minutes7AlessandraSubstitutes2Tootle6Hollis10Grant14Forte16Brisley17Smith34FitzsimonsReferee:Kevin JohnsonAttendance:4,760Match StatsHome TeamExeterAway TeamNotts CountyPossessionHome51%Away49%ShotsHome14Away11Shots on TargetHome6Away3CornersHome4Away5FoulsHome7Away8Live TextPosted at Match ends, Exeter City 0, Notts County 3.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Exeter City 0, Notts County 3.Posted at 90’+2′ Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 88′ Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.Posted at 88′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Richard Duffy.Posted at 86′ Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.SubstitutionPosted at 85′ Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Jon Stead.Goal!Posted at 82′ Goal! Exeter City 0, Notts County 3. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Forte.Posted at 81′ Attempt missed. Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 79′ Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.Posted at 78′ Hiram Boateng (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 78′ Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).Posted at 76′ Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).Posted at 76′ Nicky Hunt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 76′ Attempt blocked. Craig Woodman (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 75′ Attempt saved. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.Posted at 73′ Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 72′ Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 70′ Attempt missed. Kyle Edwards (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.Posted at 70′ Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).Posted at 70′ Ryan Yates (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Jordan Tillson.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Exeter City. Kyle Edwards replaces Troy Archibald-Henville.SubstitutionPosted at 68′ Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Liam Walker.Posted at 67′ Hand ball by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).Posted at 65′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.BookingPosted at 64′ Nicky Hunt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 64′ Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 64′ Foul by Nicky Hunt (Notts County).Goal!Posted at 61′ Goal! Exeter City 0, Notts County 2. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.Posted at 61′ Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Lloyd James.BookingPosted at 59′ Carl Dickinson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 59′ Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 59′ Foul by Carl Dickinson (Notts County).SubstitutionPosted at 57′ Substitution, Notts County. Jorge Grant replaces Terry Hawkridge.Posted at 53′ Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.Posted at 52′ Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Troy Brown.Posted at 51′ Attempt missed. Lloyd James (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.Posted at 51′ Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.Show more updatesgoal
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