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Gavin Mahon challenges Nicky Adams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.
Foul by Joe Widdowson on Karl Hawley, free kick awarded. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick, Sam Sodje grabs a headed goal from close in. Notts County 2-0 Rochdale.Alan Sheehan provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Sam Sodje by Nicky Adams results in a free kick. Nicky Adams receives a caution. Free kick taken by Gavin Mahon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes by Alan Sheehan. Free kick crossed by Nicky Adams, Mike Edwards makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Cristian Montano from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Jake Kean fouled by Sam Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Sam Sodje for unsporting behaviour. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cristian Montano on Stephen Darby. Sam Sodje replaces Alan Judge. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Holness.
The referee blows for offside against Joe Thompson. (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Karl Hawley coming on for Lee Hughes. Stuart Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Holness. The referee shows Lee Hughes a yellow card. Marcus Holness takes the direct free kick.
Lee Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Trotman. Neal Trotman takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Judge on Joe Widdowson. Joe Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Ball. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
Andrew Tutte challenges Gavin Mahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mike Edwards restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Darby on for Pim Balkestein.
Ben Burgess leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Montano.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Widdowson by Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Mike Edwards delivers the ball, Jake Kean makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Julian Kelly.
Centre by Alan Judge, clearance by Jason Kennedy.
Ashley Grimes takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Neal Trotman fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Nicky Adams delivers the ball, save by Stuart Nelson.
Unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Marcus Holness takes the free kick.
Nicky Adams takes a shot. Mike Edwards gets a block in.
Alan Sheehan takes a shot. Jake Kean makes a save.
David Ball fouled by Krystian Pearce, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Jones takes the direct free kick.
Lee Hughes produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Jason Kennedy fouled by Gavin Mahon, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean takes the free kick.
Alan Sheehan delivers the ball, Neal Trotman makes a clearance. Corner taken by Alan Sheehan, clearance made by Jason Kennedy.
Julian Kelly produces a cross, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.
Nicky Adams comes on in place of Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.
Shot from long distance by Gary Jones misses to the right of the goal.
Centre by Alan Judge, clearance made by Neal Trotman.
The referee blows for offside against Alan Sheehan. Free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro results in a free kick. Gavin Mahon takes the free kick. Lee Hughes scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 1-0 Rochdale.The assist for the goal came from Ben Burgess.
David Ball takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Kelly. Outswinging corner taken by Joe Widdowson from the left by-line, Gavin Mahon manages to make a clearance.
Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro. Krystian Pearce takes the direct free kick.
Julian Kelly delivers the ball, clearance by Neal Trotman. Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan, save by Jake Kean.
Marcus Holness sends in a cross, Alan Sheehan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte.
Neal Trotman fouled by Ben Burgess, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Kean restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Hughes goes wide left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Pim Balkestein.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Edwards by David Ball. Gavin Mahon takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Alan Judge, Ben Burgess has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Marcus Holness, clearance made by Gavin Mahon. Alan Sheehan challenges David Ball unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Gary Jones from the free kick.
David Ball fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Kean.
Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Kelly. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andrew Tutte, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Julian Kelly, Marcus Holness makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Julian Kelly, Jason Kennedy manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Widdowson on Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Julian Kelly.
Sheehan back in the frame
Alan Sheehan will come back into the reckoning for Notts County when Rochdale visit Meadow Lane.
The defender was suspended for the 2-0 victory at Stevenage after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the 1-1 draw at Exeter.
Jon Harley replaced him last weekend and manager Martin Allen must decide whether to stick with the transfer-listed full-back or restore Sheehan to the starting XI.
Charlie Allen had to be substituted at Stevenage due to a dead leg but the midfielder should be okay.
Goalkeeper Rob Burch is likely to remain sidelined by a toe problem while defender Stephen Hunt will continue to miss out with his ankle injury.
Rochdale pair David Ball and Jake Kean will return to contention.
Neither Peterborough striker Ball or Blackburn goalkeeper Kean were given permission to play in the midweek Carling Cup defeat at Aldershot, but the loanees are expected to go straight back into manager Steve Eyre's starting line-up.
Ball could play his final game for Dale, with Peterborough considering an early recall for the six-goal forward, while Kean is expected to step back in for Matty Edwards.
Eyre has no other injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to make further changes, but midfielders Brian Barry-Murphy and Joe Thompson, and striker Matthew Barnes-Homer were all second-half substitutes at Aldershot and are pushing for recalls.
Dale are chasing just their third league win of the season.
Magpies soar into top six
Lee Hughes' sixth goal of the season saw Notts County move into the League One play-off places after a 2-0 win at Meadow Lane that also dumped Rochdale into the relegation zone.
Martin Allen's men were on top throughout, with powerful forward Ben Burgess heading wide from Alan Judge's cross.
Burgess then turned provider for the goal in the 35th minute, playing the ball into an unmarked Hughes on the penalty spot and the veteran marksman found the bottom corner with a simple left-foot finish.
Just before the break, Gary Jones' shot from outside the area had County keeper Stuart Nelson diving across his goal but it was never a serious threat.
Notts had the better chances in the second half too, with Alan Sheehan hitting a slow volley straight at England Under-20 goalkeeper Jake Kean. Substitute Cristian Montano then played in Hughes, who slipped the ball to Judge, but his first touch was heavy and Kean collected.
Montano almost settled the game in the last minute with a sweet volley from the left but it was left to Sam Sodje to wrap up the win, glancing home Sheehan's free-kick from the right with the last meaningful move of the game.
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