Torquay United will face Notts County in the Play-Offs

Notts County keeper Sam Slocombe gets a hand to a ball as Torquay United player Billy Waters closes

Notts County keeper Sam Slocombe gets a hand to a ball as Torquay United player Billy Waters closes in during the Vanarama National League Match between Notts County and Torquay United at Meadow Lane, Nottingham on Jan 23rd - PHOTO: Steve Bond/PPAUK - Credit: Steve Bond/Pinnacle

Former Torquay United defender Mark Ellis inspired Notts County to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Chesterfield, and it's the Magpies who will head for Plainmoor next Saturday for the National League Play-Off Semi-Final. 

Ellis, on loan from Tranmere Rovers, was outstanding in the heart of the Notts defence and, after setting up their second equaliser for Kyle Wotton, he scored the 90th minute winner in front of just over 4,500 fans at Meadow Lane. 

An injury to Chesterfield goalkeeper James Montgomery, whose mobility was severely impaired, played a key part in Notts' comeback. The Spireites had no replacement goalie on the bench. 

They scored through Danny Rowe in the 27th minute and Liam Mandeville in the 42nd, only for Kyle Wootton to level in the 30th and 71st minutes for County. 

Chesterfield's veteran substitute Nathan Tyson missed a couple of good chances, and he nearly made it 3-3 in stoppage-time, but Notts held on. 

Torquay earlier announced that next Saturday's Semi-Final has sold out, and all attention now switches to that 12.00 kick-off. 

Hartlepool United and Bromley meet on Sunday for the right to travel to Stockport County in the other Semi-Final. 

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