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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 44 93
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 43 82
4 Swindon Town 42 76
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 43 60
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Barnsley 44 59
11 Peterborough United 44 59
12 Bradford City 43 58
13 Doncaster Rovers 43 58
14 Oldham Athletic 44 56
15 Walsall 43 55
16 Coventry City 44 52
17 Scunthorpe United 43 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 43 47
22 Notts County 43 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40