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Meadow Lane (ATT 3,792) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Notts Co Notts County vs Colchester United Colchester

Notts Co 2

R Murray (6)
L Noble (71)
C Keane (S/O 77)
N Wroe (S/O 90)

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Colchester 1

F Sears (69)

Notts County in first win

Last Updated: 19/08/14 11:19pm

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Liam Noble: Scored a cracker

Liam Noble: Scored a cracker

Liam Noble's stunning strike secured nine-man Notts County's first win of the season as they defeated Colchester 2-1 at Meadow Lane.

The Magpies had got off to a great start when Ronan Murray put them ahead after just six minutes.

But they were indebted to goalkeeper Roy Carroll for the rest of the first half as he made a series of superb saves.

The former Manchester United veteran thwarted Jabo Ibehre on several occasions and then produced another smart stop to deny Freddie Sears in the second half.

Sears eventually broke his resistance in the 69th minute when, despite looking offside, he raced through to slip the ball beyond Carroll.

Notts boss Shaun Derry was sent to the stands as a result of protesting about the equaliser but he had barely taken his seat when his side moved back in front.

There appeared to be no danger when Noble picked the ball up 25 yards from goal but he let fly with a stunning drive into the top corner of the net.

The Magpies were made to cling on for the win though as Cieron Keane and Nicky Wroe both saw red for picking up second yellow cards.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30