Stevenage stay rock-bottom

Callum Ball's strike proved pivotal for Notts County as they maintained their unbeaten start to 2014 with a 1-0 win at Stevenage.

Last Updated: 19/01/14 at 12:59

Callum Ball: Struck the winner

Callum Ball: Struck the winner

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

A brilliant display from County goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski was also key for County as they climbed out of the relegation zone and heaped more misery on basement boys Stevenage.

The Magpies' goalkeeper was in outstanding form at Broadhall Way, denying Francois Zoko and Felipe Morais early on before saving his best for Lucas Akins, who he denied on several occasions.

With Stevenage frustrated by his heroics, Shaun Derry's side took the lead in the 42nd minute when substitute Ball drove the ball home through a crowded penalty area.

Stevenage attempted to launch a fight-back after the break, but it was the visitors who looked the more threatening.

Ball was denied a second goal by home keeper Chris Day, while Jon Ashton's brilliant tackle denied Andre Boucaud.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley went for broke late on, but his side could not unlock a defence marshalled superbly by Dean Leacock as County secured a third successive win.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

There are no results at present.

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barnsley 0 0 0
2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City winger Jesus Navas hungry for more trophies

Jesus Navas believes Manchester City have the quality to win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Premier League: Wayne Rooney wants Manchester United captaincy and title challenge

Wayne Rooney is keen to be named Man United captain and is confident the team can challenge for the title.

Liverpool's Adam Lallana could miss start of Premier League with knee injury

Adam Lallana looks set to miss the start of the new Premier League season after suffering a knee injury in training.

Mail Box

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

It Isn't Easy Supporting Spurs, You Know

We have a long mail about the travails of supporting Spurs, plus Friday thoughts on Marko Marin, marketing, victory v beauty, travelling and vanishing sprays...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property