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Colchester 1-3 Notts

Forte, Ameobi and Duffy win it for Notts

14 April 2018

Notts County scored three second-half goals to win at Colchester United.

The Magpies had fallen behind to Drey Wright's early opener but goals from Jonathan Forte, Shola Ameobi and Richard Duffy earned the Magpies a big win on the road.

Kevin Nolan named an unchanged starting 11 following the Magpies' 2-1 victory over Coventry City last weekend.

That meant Jonathan Forte kept his place alongside Shola Ameobi up front. Fit-again Jon Stead had to settle for a place on the bench.

Jorge Grant continued in left midfield and had the game's first chance on four minutes, controlling Matt Tootle's cross in the area before firing the ball over under pressure.

And Colchester's response brought the opening goal, Wright weaving his way into the Notts area before stroking the ball low beyond Collin in composed fashion.

It was to be a busy first half for Collin, who twice had to save at the second attempt following efforts from Mikael Mandron and Kane Vincent-Young.

Forte had a goal disallowed by the officials, who had spotted an infringement in the build-up, and Collin made an excellent save to deny Mandron as half-time approached.

1-0 was how it stayed going into the break but Colchester nearly doubled the lead shortly after the restart, Tom Eastman nodding the ball against the post.

But the home side were left ruing their missed opportunities moments later when Forte turned home Notts' equaliser from six yards after Shaun Brisley had done brilliantly to keep the ball alive in the middle.

The defender required treatment for a head injury but was deemed fit to continue.

Matty Virtue earned the game's first booking for preventing the taking of a Colchester free-kick as the intensity dial was cranked up a notch.

And the Liverpool loanee was the next man to have a sight at goal, latching on to a long ball over the top only to see his effort blocked by a covering defender.

Virtue was to be denied once more on 69 minutes - but this time there was a much happier conclusion. He saw an effort blocked, Forte's shot was saved on the follow-up and Ameobi turned the ball home from six yards to complete Notts' turnaround.

That was to be the big forward's final action as he and Liam Noble made way for Stead and Michael O'Connor.

The Magpies' elation was further heightened by Duffy, who met Dan Jones' tantalising free-kick with a perfectly executed glancing header, sending the ball into the far corner to make it 3-1.

Ben Hall replaced Grant and both Stead and Elliott Hewitt saw yellow as the clock ticked down towards full-time.

But Nolan's men saw out the rest of the game in relative comfort to record back-to-back victories and leapfrog Exeter into fourth.

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Ticket News

Tickets: Colchester (A)

11 April 2018

Tickets for Notts County's Sky Bet League Two trip to Colchester United on Saturday 14 April will be available on matchday.

Notts received an allocation of 594 reserved covered seat tickets located behind the goal in the North Stand.

Colchester have operated a progressive pricing structure for this match:

 Until 9 March10 March - 23 March24 March - 6 April7 April - 13 AprilMatchday
Adult £14.50 £16 £17.50 £19 £21
65 and over £10 £11 £12.50 £14 £16
Young adult (18-21) £11 £12 £12.50 £15 £17
Under 18 £8 £9 £9.50 £11 £13
Under 14 £3 £3.50 £4 £4.50 £5
Under 11 FOC* FOC* FOC* FOC* FOC*

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*Under 11 must be accompanied by a full paying adult/senior and is therefore not available online.

Disabled supporters

In line with Colchester’s policy, tickets for supporters with a disability and their personal assistants are available to those who receive the middle or higher rate of Living Allowance or equivalent.

Ambulant disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Notts County. They are priced at the appropriate age-related price for the disabled supporter with a personal assistant ticket issued free of charge. Ambulant disabled supporters will be allocated tickets from the main allocation.

Wheelchair disabled supporters should obtain tickets in advance from Notts County. They are priced at the appropriate age-related price for the disabled supporter with a personal assistant ticket issued free of charge. We have been allocated 6 pairs of wheelchair disabled and carer tickets.

Official away travel

Official away travel will depart from near the club shop on Meadow Lane at 10am.

Prices are as follows:
General adult/senior: £24
General under 18: £14
Season ticket holders/Lifeline members/NCFCOSA members: £23
Season ticket holder under 18: £13

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