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Crewe Alexandra 0-3 Notts County

Jake Cassidy scores for Notts County against Crewe
Cassidy's only other league goal for Notts County came on the opening day of the season

Jake Cassidy scored twice to earn Notts County their first win in six League One games and condemn bottom side Crewe Alexandra to a third straight defeat.

Cassidy tested home keeper Ben Garratt with a low shot before putting Notts ahead before the break, stroking home from a neat Garry Thompson cut-back.

Loan defender Alan Tate's unfortunate own goal, deflecting in Shaun Harrad's shot from a corner, made it 2-0.

Cassidy added Notts' third, tapping in from a low Stephen McLaughlin cross.

Crewe's struggles
Crewe's loss against Notts County is their second successive 3-0 home defeat in League One.The Alex have the worst defensive record in England's top four divisions, having had 27 goals put past them this term.
Steve Davis's side have conceded 12 goals and scored just one in the last three matches.Their only league win this season came against Port Vale in a local derby earlier this month.

Marcus Haber, who was on loan at Notts County last season, came closest for Crewe with two headed efforts off target in the first half.

Crewe remain three points adrift at the bottom of the table with eight defeats and 27 goals conceded in 10 matches, while Notts claimed maximum points in League One for the first time since 23 August to move up to 10th.

Crewe Alexandra defender Adam Dugdale told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It's not good, is it? The mood's probably as low as I've seen it. I can understand why the fans are frustrated.

"If we could put our finger in what the problem was, we'd put it right. But we've got to get ourselves out of it.

"But too many aren't performing at the minute. If you can't work hard, you've got no chance."

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It was perhaps the most comfortable night we have had all season, but we still expected it to be a tough night.

"That's testament to the way the lads went out there and approached the game.

"They made it a night that we could enjoy. Congratulations to the boys."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 5RaySubstituted forDugdaleat 38'minutes
  • 30Tate
  • 3GuthrieSubstituted forAtkinsonat 69'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 17Waters
  • 42GrantBooked at 17mins
  • 28NessSubstituted forTurtonat 69'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 9Oliver
  • 25Haber

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Dugdale
  • 7Turton
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 18Nolan

Notts County

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 34Laing
  • 6Hollis
  • 33Cranston
  • 32McLaughlin
  • 11ThompsonBooked at 66minsSubstituted forIsmailat 85'minutes
  • 8Wroe
  • 16Noble
  • 12Cassidy
  • 31HarradSubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 7Ismail
  • 10Murray
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Thompson
  • 23Speiss
  • 25Traore
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
3,495

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cranston (Notts County).

  4. Post update

    Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jake Cassidy (Notts County).

  6. Post update

    Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Zeli Ismail (Notts County).

  8. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Zeli Ismail replaces Garry Thompson.

  11. Post update

    Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Notts County).

  14. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Shaun Harrad.

  18. Booking

    Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Jordan Cranston (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 30th September 2014

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Notts County10352117414
11Oldham103521211114
12Fleetwood1034398113
13Crawley10415612-613
14Gillingham103341214-212
15Coventry103341012-212
16Yeovil103341014-412
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe10118827-194
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