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Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Notts County

Chris Dagnall scored his ninth goal in 10 games as Crewe fought back twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Notts County.

Dagnall cancelled out Adam Campbell's early opener for the Magpies, who extended their unbeaten run to five games.

Skipper Michael O'Connor restored the visitors' lead with a second-half finish against his former club, but their hopes of recording a fifth straight win were dashed when James Jones made amends for gifting County their early lead.

Jones' loose pass was seized on by Campbell who drove a low shot into the bottom corner after nine minutes.

Goalkeeper Ben Garratt came to Crewe's rescue when he turned veteran striker Shola Ameobi's first-time effort around a post.

Dagnall then raced clear to slide the ball under Adam Collin to level in the 39th minute.

Notts County emerged strongly after the restart and after Garratt pawed Carl Dickinson's free-kick over the crossbar they were back in front in the 51st minute when Jon Stead laid the ball off for O'Connor to tuck home.

But Crewe secured a share of the spoils in the 66th minute when Dagnall's shot was blocked and Jones volleyed in the looping ball.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6NugentSubstituted forNgat 69'minutes
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 18Bingham
  • 8Jones
  • 24Cooke
  • 9Dagnall
  • 16Bowery
  • 11CooperSubstituted forWintleat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Saunders
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Wintle
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 31Dawber

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Duffy
  • 6Hollis
  • 3Dickinson
  • 17Grant
  • 8O'Connor
  • 18HewittBooked at 86mins
  • 24CampbellSubstituted forYeatesat 72'minutes
  • 9AmeobiBooked at 90minsSubstituted forForteat 90+6'minutes
  • 30SteadSubstituted forCampbellat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 10Yeates
  • 11Forte
  • 14Campbell
  • 16Bola
  • 23Clackstone
  • 35Searson
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
5,016

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Notts County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Notts County 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Shola Ameobi because of an injury.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Jon Stead.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Shola Ameobi (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Cooke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Mark Yeates replaces Adam Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Perry Ng replaces Ben Nugent because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces George Cooper.

Delay in match Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Notts County 2. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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