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Match Report: Notts County pegged back in draw at Yeovil Town


Joe Jones

Notts County have been knocked off top spot in League Two after a late Francois Zoko equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Yeovil Town in Tuesday night's encounter at Huish Park.

The hosts had the first meaningful chance of the night as Otis Khan's corner found Nathan Smith but the defender was unable to control it as the Magpies defence got the ball away.

Yeovil then came close from another corner as Khan's set piece found Oluefela Olomola, but the striker volleyed over the bar.

Despite the Glovers' opening efforts, Notts got their first attempts of the game on target as Ryan Yates's shot was palmed by Artur Krysiak into the path of Richard Duffy, who fired over from 12 yards.

The Magpies pushed on and saw Shaun Brisley head the ball wide, while Jon Stead sent a header straight at the keeper shortly before having to go off due to an earlier knock.

His replacement, Jonathan Forte, ended up edging the Magpies ahead in the 41st minute as he latched on to Brisley's flick-on and side-footed the ball beyond Krysiak.

On the stroke of half-time, however, Olomola was presented with a great opportunity just outside the area but his left-footed shot went just over the bar.

Notts stepped it up in the second half and went in search of a decisive goal, with Rob Milsom flashing a vicious shot across the face of goal.

Jorge Grant then nutmegged Nathan Smith before curling marginally wide as Yeovil found themselves under the cosh.

However, the Glovers were awarded a penalty in the 80th minute when former Notts forward Zoko was brought down by Duffy and opted to take the spot kick himself, sending Ross Fitzsimons the wrong way.

Yeovil finished the game a man down when Sid Nelson was shown a straight red for lashing out at Yates when Notts were defending a corner, but Kevin Nolan's side weren't able to take advantage as it finished all square.

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