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Meadow Lane (ATT 3,938) 21st September 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Notts Co Notts County vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Notts Co 2

J Labadie (7)
M Haber (79)

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Desperate County earn Rovers win

Last Updated: 21/09/13 7:27pm

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Joss Labadie: Amongst the goals

Joss Labadie: Amongst the goals

Joss Labadie and Marcus Haber helped Notts County climb off the foot of the table with a 2-0 victory over Tranmere.

Labadie slotted home from close range against his former club after just seven minutes and Haber made it two-nil late on to give County their first league win of the season.

County chairman Ray Trew penned a 1,000-plus word statement in the build-up to the match, asking supporters to keep the faith following County's worst start to a season in 151 years - and his words of wisdom paid dividends.

Labadie, who played 70 matches for Rovers prior to leaving for Meadow Lane last year, opened the scoring when Danny Haynes headed Alan Sheehan's left-wing cross back across goal for the former West Brom trainee to nod home from close range.

Under fire boss Chris Kiwomya saw his men ride their luck when Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro's header hit the bar in the 74th minute.

But the former Arsenal striker could breathe easy 12 minutes from time when Mustapha Dumbuya tormented the visitors down the right and laid the ball on for substitute Haber to seal the points from close range.

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12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
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16 Gillingham 42 48
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18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
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22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39