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Broadhall Way (ATT 3,434) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Woolmer

Stevenage Stevenage vs Notts County Notts Co

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Notts Co 2

L Hughes (45+3)
B Burgess (50)

Magpies bring Boro down to earth

Last Updated: 17/09/11 7:35pm

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Hughes: Fired in County's opener

Hughes: Fired in County's opener

Stevenage were brought back down to earth by a 2-0 home defeat to Notts County, with Lee Hughes and Ben Burgess on target.

Boro, who thrashed Sheffield Wednesday 5-1 at the Lamex Stadium in midweek, succumbed to goals either side of half-time from Hughes and Burgess.

Graham Westley's side had a great chance to take an early lead, only for Craig Reid to miss a sixth-minute penalty. Krystian Pearce hauled down Reid in the box, but the young forward saw his spot-kick beaten away by Stuart Nelson.

Darius Charles also went close for the hosts before Notts responded with a crisp drive from Neal Bishop which Chris Day saved well.

The Magpies took the lead in first-half stoppage time. Mike Edwards crossed for veteran striker Hughes, who made no mistake from close range. Just five minutes after the restart Martin Allen's men doubled their advantage when Burgess headed home Jeff Hughes' cross.

Substitute Josh Walker had a late chance to grab a late consolation for Stevenage but he fired wide.

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Sky Bet League 1

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