Notts County extended their lead at the top of the National League table with a comfortable 3-0 win against Aldershot.
The Magpies moved five points clear at the top to hand the Shots a third successive league defeat.
Joe Partington went close with a free-kick that went wide of the post before Macaulay Langstaff was able to save from Luc Ashby-Hammond.
Notts County took the lead in the 27th minute when Langstaff’s initial shot was blocked, but Jim O’Brien reacted quickly to slot the ball into the net.
The visitors doubled their lead in the 56th minute when Ruben Rodrigues hit the bottom corner from 20 meters.
Ashby-Hammond was called into action again to keep out Cedwyn Scott at the near post, but the Magpies grabbed their third goal in the 89th minute with Aaron Nemane’s long-range lob to seal the three points.
Match report provided by PA Media
They set up
- 2DaviesBooked for 90 min
- 4PartingtonReplaced byPendleburyon 79′minute
- 9EffongReplaced byHutchinsonon 69′minuteBooked in 87 minutes
- 18AlphaReplaced byWillardon 69′minute
county of Notts
- 4CameronReplaced byEidon 66′minute
- 2BrindleyBooked in 76 minutes
- 11There are none
- 20RodriguesReplaced byBostockon 66′minute
- 19ScottReplaced byDe Castroon 81′minuteBooked for 90 min
- 10De Castro
- Scott Simpson
Match ends, Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 3.
End of second half, Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 3.
Archie Davies (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Quevin De Castro (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 3. Aaron Nemane (Notts County).
Jake Hutchinson (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card.
Replacement, Notts County. Quevin De Castro replaces Cedwyn Scott.
Substitute, Aldershot Town. Olly Pendlebury replaces Joe Partington.
Richard Brindley (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Substitute, Aldershot Town. Tommy Willard replaces Ody Alfa.
Substitute, Aldershot Town. Jake Hutchinson replaces Inih Effiong.
Replacement, Notts County. John Bostock replaces Rúben Rodrigues.
Replacement, Notts County. Geraldo Bajrami replaces Kyle Cameron.
Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 2. Rúben Rodrigues (Notts County).
The second half begins Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 1.
End of first half, Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 1.
Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Notts County 1. Jim O’Brien (Notts County).
The lineups and warm-up of the players have been announced.