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Crawley Town 2-0 Notts County

Crawley
Crawley players celebrate against Notts County

Crawley moved out of the League One relegation zone with a comfortable win against fellow strugglers Notts County.

Kelly Youga's overhead-kick from Anthony Wordsworth's corner put the hosts ahead, before Darren Ward nodded in a Wordsworth free-kick soon after.

Gary Jones twice came close to reducing the deficit, but keeper Brian Jensen made two sharp saves to deny him.

The visitors struggled to test Jensen in the second half, as the Red Devils sealed a crucial three points.

Notts County are two points adrift of safety and are still searching for their first win under new manager Ricardo Moniz.

Crawley, meanwhile, are now three points clear of the relegation zone, although both 21st-placed Leyton Orient and 22nd-placed County have a game in hand.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"We scored two great goals from set plays that we've practiced.

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Saunders on Crawley v Notts County

"We used the conditions, the wind was blowing down the pitch so Anthony Wordsworth delivery into the box was good and we got 2-0 up.

"We managed the game really well and we could've scored probably five or six more.

"We didn't make any mistakes and on the counter-attack we looked dangerous but we didn't finish off the chances."

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Moniz on Crawley v Notts County

Notts County manager Ricardo Moniz told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It is not the first time that we have conceded so easily. We brought them into the game, if we analyse how many chances they really created it was not very many.

"We brought ourselves the problems. First goal we don't mark, two individual mistakes from set pieces.

"It was to be expected we don't create as much the moment Jamal is injured. You saw against Yeovil where he changed the game because of individual skill and speed. But really even in the first half we didn't create enough chances and that is down to individual class."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 14YoungBooked at 71mins
  • 25Ward
  • 6Bradley
  • 32Youga
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forOyebanjoat 85'minutes
  • 26Wordsworth
  • 16Fowler
  • 11SimpsonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forEdwardsat 71'minutes
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forMorganat 78'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Dickson
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 18Harrold
  • 30Price

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 34Williams
  • 3AdamsSubstituted forHayhurstat 53'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 89mins
  • 13Jones
  • 24Burke
  • 18McCourtSubstituted forBajnerat 32'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forThompsonat 68'minutes
  • 11Thompson

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 8Wroe
  • 15Thompson
  • 27Bajner
  • 28Edwards
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
2,580

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Notts County 0.

Booking

Alan Smith (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lanre Oyebanjo replaces Gavin Tomlin because of an injury.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Alan Smith (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Gary Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Dean Morgan (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Mathias Pogba.

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Notts County).

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Graham Burke (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gwion Edwards replaces Josh Simpson because of an injury.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Lee Fowler.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces James Spencer.

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Izale McLeod.

Attempt blocked. William Hayhurst (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Spencer (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. William Hayhurst replaces Blair Adams.

Attempt saved. Graham Burke (Notts County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 2, Notts County 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Notts County 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston432314673383583
3MK Dons432410990414982
4Swindon422371270482276
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale431861969581160
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Barnsley441611175760-359
11Peterborough44178194852-459
12Bradford431513155254-258
13Doncaster431513155255-358
14Oldham441414165364-1156
15Walsall431316144343055
16Coventry441216164656-1052
17Scunthorpe431313175768-1152
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient431211205665-947
22Notts County431114184156-1547
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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