Match ends, Notts County 5, Crawley Town 3.
Garry Thompson scored a hat-trick as Notts County climbed into the play-off places with victory over Crawley.
The 33-year-old netted twice before the interval, and Zeli Ismail also scored as County headed into the break 3-0 up.
Crawley fought back to reduce the deficit to one goal with Gwion Edwards and Matt Harrold on target.
But Thompson completed his treble and Gary Jones added County's fifth before Marvin Elliott's late strike.
Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"I thought the attacking play was fantastic today, every time we picked up the ball we looked dangerous.
"It's another game unbeaten, it's nine now, we just don't want to give it up.
"It annoyed me letting them back in the game, I'd have rather won 3-0 than 5-3."
Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:
"It was a totally uncharacteristic performance in the first half, it's certainly unlike us to get bullied by anybody and we crumbled.
"We had spirit in the second half to fight our way back into it, but at the end of the day the first half cost us. That's the reason we lost the three points.
"Letting in nine in two games is a huge embarrassment. We've had eight clean sheets this season and I have been proud with the fact we had eight clean sheets. I talked about inconsistencies last week and it was those inconsistent performances that we had today."
- 1CarrollBooked at 55mins
- 2DumbuyaSubstituted forThompsonat 70'minutes
- 6HollisBooked at 57mins
- 7IsmailSubstituted forPetrassoat 74'minutes
- 31HarradSubstituted forMurrayat 81'minutes
- 5LeacockBooked at 64mins
- 12WalshBooked at 39mins
- 26SadlerBooked at 54mins
- 16KeaneBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBanyaat 81'minutes
- 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 45'minutes
- Peter Bankes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 5, Crawley Town 3.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.
Goal! Notts County 5, Crawley Town 3. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Smith.
Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).
Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Garry Thompson (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Shaun Harrad.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Charles Banya replaces Keith Keane.
Goal! Notts County 5, Crawley Town 2. Gary Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Dean Leacock.
Attempt saved. Gary Jones (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
(Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Curtis Thompson.
Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Notts County. Michael Petrasso replaces Zeli Ismail.
Attempt missed. Louis Laing (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Keith Keane (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.
Zeli Ismail (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.