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Notts County boss Kevin Nolan has praised the crowd at Meadow Lane for remaining optimistic even after they went two down to Exeter City on Tuesday night. The Magpies ultimately claimed a 2-2 draw against the Grecians after injury-time goals from Richard Duffy and Jorge Grant pegged the visitors back against all odds. Nolan says the players "felt a buzz around the stadium" and it spurred them on to claim a valuable point that keeps Notts out of the League Two relegation zone. The gaffer told the official club site: "Obviously you don’t feel as confident at 2-0 that you’re going to get back into it, but you’ve got to believe. If you get one you can get two - and we did. "You felt a buzz around the stadium and that drove the lads on. We deserved at least a point out of the game tonight. "When you do what we’ve done in the last four or five minutes in this game you can’t get carried away, but what you can take from it is having a team we can all be proud of. We can look at each other and know we’re all in this together. "We know it’s going to be tough from now until the end of the season but tonight goes a long way towards what we’re trying to achieve - which is to get some consistency and try and get a run going." Share your thoughts about this story on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.
Most of the time, when a team goes two up in the 89th minute of a match, said team goes on to win the match. Luckily, this was not the case at Meadow Lane on Tuesday night, because Exeter City were supposedly home and dry after taking a two-goal lead against Notts County with one minute to go, but that was not quite how it panned out once the overweight lady had in fact begun belting out her vocals. Exeter, a team whose away record ranks among the top in the division, took the lead in the 33rd minute through David Wheeler, who made the most of a Thierry Audel error from Reuben Reid's wayward throughball to bear down on goal and slot past Adam Collin. The visitors then went down to 10 men late in the second half (sort of late, not late late) with five minutes left as Jake Taylor picked up his second yellow of the game for a sliding tackle on Michael O'Connor by the corner flag in County's half. Despite this, however, Kevin Nolan's side found themselves seemingly out of the game when Exeter broke through Liam McAlinden, whose drive was pushed away by Collin, but Ryan Harley was left free at the back post and he guided the ball over the line to make it two-nil. Injury time is when things got really interesting for the Magpies, with four minutes of added time announced, and in the first of those, a free kick was glanced home by Richard Duffy for his second goal in as many games, which instantly put the Grecians under pressure. And then, a minute later, the unfathomable happened as O'Connor played a superb reverse pass to an unmarked Jorge Grant and his ball across the face of goal struck Jordan Moore-Taylor and found its way into the net to send the home faithful at Meadow Lane into raptures. Share your thoughts about the match on Pride of Nottingham by signing up to the website, visiting the forum and joining the conversation.