Hughes are clever boys
Goals from Notts County's two leading marksmen gave them a 2-1 victory over Exeter City, who failed to build on their weekend win over high-flying Sheffield Wednesday.
A calamitous piece of goalkeeping from Artur Krysiak saw County take the lead on eight minutes after the visiting stopper failed to deal with a backpass, presenting the ball to Lee Hughes to roll into the net.
Exeter soon levelled, though, as an inswinging corner from Billy Jones saw Scot Bennett leap highest to head home from six yards on 14 minutes.
The Magpies got their noses back in front after 28 minutes when the dependable Jeff Hughes slotted home a penalty after Troy Archibald-Henville fouled Jon Harley in the box.
Harley thought he had stretched the home side's lead on 32 minutes but his goal was chalked off for a handball in the build-up.
In a disappointing second period, Exeter's best chance to level fell to Daniel Nardiello on 82 minutes, but his effort was parried by Stuart Nelson.