TEN man Stanley scored a last gasp equaliser with Malik Wilks firing home on his debut at Notts County in a 2-2 draw.

The Leeds United loanee only joined yesterday but rifled home an equaliser in nine minutes of injury time to rescue a point for Stanley who had looked out of it.

County went into 2-0 lead through a Jon Stead penalty and a Jorge Grant effort and it needed the heroics of keeper Aaron Chapman to keep Stanley in it.

Mark Hughes however grabbed his first goal of the season to give Stanley hope until sub Mekhi McLeod was sent off in the 66th minute for a late challenge.

An injury to Ben Richards-Everton meant nine minutes of injury time and in that time Stanley grabbed the equaliser - and could have had a winner but Adam Collin kept hold of a close range Wilks effort.

Stanley have a good record against the Magpies - it's now seven unbeaten for the Reds.

The first real chance fell to ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi on 28 minutes when he chested down a long ball forward and fired just wide.

And it was the Magpies who broke the deadlock on 33 minutes. Defender Richards-Everton was judged to have brought down Stead in the area and, while Stanley keeper Chapman dived the right way, the former Blackburn striker tucked it into the bottom of corner of the net for his first goal of the season.

John Coleman’s men appealed for a penalty of their own on 40 minutes for handball in the area but referee Carl Boyeson was having none of it.

County started the second half on the front foot and it needed a one-handed save from Chapman to keep out a Grant 25-yard strike.

Chapman was again in the action this time diving low to push out a header from Amoebi as the Magpies looked for a second goal.

It soon came on 55 minutes after a quick break down the wing from Terry Hawkridge and his cross was fired home from the edge of the area by Grant for his third goal of the season.

However, Stanley were back in it three minutes later with a deft chip from Hughes from a tight angle for his first goal of the campaign.

Stead headed just over but then the odds on a fightback reduced for Stanley when they went down to 10-men.

Winger McLeod, who had only been on the pitch eight minutes, was sent off on 66 minutes for a late challenge on Ryan Yates.

Chapman was needed again to keep out a Yates effort as County looked for the killer third but Stanley had strong appeals for a spot kick when Kayden Jackson was pushed in the area on 77 minutes but nothing was given.

Striker Wilks came on for his Stanley debut with ten minutes remaining but then defender Richards-Everton was stretchered off for Stanley after a lengthy delay after falling awkwardly.

There was still time for the heroics of Wilks to salvage a point and it was all Stanley as they were unlucky not to grab a winner as County's Matt Tootle saw red for a second yellow card.