Notts County move up to second with narrow victory over Swindon



Posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by PA

Notts County made it four wins in five games with a 1-0 win over Swindon to move up to second in League Two.

Jonathan Stead's penalty just after half an hour, after he was bundled over in the box by Swindon's Olly Lancashire, was enough to secure the points for Kevin Nolan's side.

First-half chances were at a premium for both sides, with the visitors' best effort coming from Luke Norris, who could not direct his header on target.

Carl Dickinson went closest for the home team with his free-kick, inches away from giving the Magpies the lead and leaving Robins goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux rooted to the spot.

Vigouroux kept his side in the game with an outstanding save from Jonathan Forte's header early in the second half, whilst Lewis Alessandra had two goal-bound shots blocked by Dion Conroy.

Swindon's best chances of the second half came first through substitute Harry Smith's header which was tipped over the bar by Notts County's Adam Collin, before Kellen Gordan's shot rattled the post, ensuring the Magpies gained maximum points.

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