League Two
Crawley1Notts County3

Crawley Town 1-3 Notts County

Notts County battled back from going a goal behind to condemn Crawley to their first league defeat of the season.

Midfielder Enzio Boldewijn fired Crawley ahead just after the interval, but an own goal from James Collins, an Adam Campbell strike and a late Jon Stead penalty gave County their second successive away win.

Crawley striker Collins, booked early on for a foul, should have put his side ahead midway through the first half when he had a shot turned round the post by goalkeeper Adam Collin after getting the better of Richard Duffy.

The hosts had started well with former County forward Jason Banton forcing Collin into a save before Josh Yorwerth failed to connect with a dangerous cross by skipper Jimmy Smith.

Crawley threatened again when a good run by Billy Clifford took him into the box, but his low goal-bound shot was blocked by Louis Laing.

Crawley's Dutch midfielder Boldewijn broke the deadlock two minutes after the break by firing into the bottom corner from just inside the area following a throw in from Lewis Young.

County levelled in the 51st minute when Collins diverted the ball into his own net from Michael O'Connor's cross. Referee John Busby initially disallowed the goal only to change his mind after consulting with the assistant.

Campbell then fired the hosts ahead 10 minutes later, bending a right-footed shot into the far corner from the edge of the area.

Stead sealed victory four minutes from time, blasting a penalty high into the roof of the net after Andre Blackman handled, the striker's fourth goal in five games.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 13Mersin
  • 2YoungBooked at 81mins
  • 5Davey
  • 22McNerneyBooked at 81mins
  • 14Blackman
  • 15YorwerthSubstituted forConnollyat 41'minutes
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forBawlingat 70'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 19CollinsBooked at 4mins
  • 10BantonSubstituted forYussufat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 3Arthur
  • 6Connolly
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
  • 23Pappoe

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 14Laing
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 64mins
  • 23Rodman
  • 4SmithSubstituted forAudelat 68'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 12MilsomSubstituted forOliverat 71'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 24Campbell
  • 30SteadSubstituted forSnijdersat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 7Snijders
  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 26Burke
  • 31Audel
  • 33Opoku Aborah
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,087

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Notts County 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Notts County 3.

Adam Campbell (Notts County) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Louis Laing (Notts County).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Genaro Snijders replaces Jon Stead.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Notts County 3. Jon Stead (Notts County) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Hand ball by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Yusuf Mersin.

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Alex Davey (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Michael O'Connor (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Foul by Matt Tootle (Notts County).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Matt Tootle (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Booking

Vadaine Oliver (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Notts County).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Robert Milsom.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Billy Clifford.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Thierry Audel replaces Alan Smith.

Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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