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Looked like an ex Ranger was keeping them up by half time.

 

Notts County lost their proud status as the world’s oldest Football League club as they were relegated as they were beaten 3-1 at Swindon.

Needing to win and for Macclesfield to lose, the Magpies had put themselves in dreamland when Kane Hemmings had scored from the penalty spot after Craig Mackail-Smith was fouled.

At that stage early in the second half, Notts were safe as Macclesfield were losing 1-0 at home to Cambridge amid huge roars from the away end.

But Elliott Durrell’s equaliser at Moss Rose made the away end fall silent and their hopes of staying up were ultimately dashed when Kaiyne Woolery outpaced Sam Stubbs to score Swindon’s equaliser.

Notts went all out attack in the search for a winner as Jon Stead was sent on for David Vaughan hoping that Notts would not rue missed chances from Stubbs and Enzio Boldewijn.

After Craig Mackail-Smith had flicked a shot into the arms of Luke McCormick, Swindon broke and when Rob Milsom and Mitch Rose challenged for the same ball it broke to Theo Robinson.

The striker kept his composure to rifle high beyond Ryan Schofield which prompted chants of “going down, going down” from Swindon’s fans.

Robinson then wrapped up the victory when he turned in from close range after Notts had failed to deal with a corner.

It was going to take an almighty turnaround for Notts to score four goals, but even if they had it would have proved futile as Macclesfield only needed a point to guarantee their league status.

It means Notts will now enter the National League next season for the first time in their 157-year history as the saddest and darkest chapter in the club’s history was written.

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They got taken over by a vain prick of a man who treated it like a plaything and his "project" got neglected partly through his sheer incompetence.

I have a few friends down here who are County fans and I'm gutted for them.

They had 2,500 who travelled to Swindon yesterday and one  of them(a neighbour) was telling me this morning that even when Kane Hemmings scored to put them one up he knew they would concede. Shockingly bad at the back. I fear they could very well go bust.

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