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Meadow Lane Stadium (ATT 4,883) 16th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Naylor

Notts Co Notts County vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Notts Co 3

J Kelly (52)
K Pearce (60)
J Hughes (pen 90+7)

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Tranmere 2

J Welsh (10)
J Labadie (80)
D Raven (S/O 90+4)
D Buchanan (S/O 90+6)

Dramatic win for County

Last Updated: 16/08/11 10:29pm

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Hughes: Scored penalty winner

Hughes: Scored penalty winner

A penalty deep into added time by Jeff Hughes saw Notts County beat nine-man Tranmere 3-2 at Meadow Lane on Tuesday.

Referee Michael Naylor dished out 10 yellow cards and two late red cards, for David Raven and Adam McGurk, who was penalised for a handball on the line which gave Hughes the chance to secure County three League One points from the spot.

Tranmere scored after their first attack 10 minutes in when a well-rehearsed corner routine saw skipper John Welsh slam the ball into the top corner from just inside the box.

The Magpies deservedly levelled early in the second half with a volley from right-back Justin Kelly, and they were ahead soon after as a curling Alan Sheehan free-kick was glanced home by Krystian Pearce.

Substitute Joss Labadie pulled Rovers level from a hotly contested free-kick which deflected into the net off the County wall before the drama in stoppage time gave the Magpies victory.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12