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Notts CountyNotts County2CreweCrewe Alexandra1

Notts County 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

Billy Daniels
New Notts County signing Billy Daniels only played four times for Coventry City this season and his winner against Crewe was his first goal

Debutant Billy Daniels struck late to give Notts County their first win in seven games and send Crewe Alexandra into the League One relegation zone.

Liam Noble's penalty put County ahead just before half-time after Kwame Thomas was hauled down by Jon Guthrie.

Jamie Ness drove home Crewe's equaliser just 46 seconds into the second half.

But substitute Daniels, who joined from Coventry on Thursday, earned all three points with a terrific volley before Noble was sent off in injury time.

Noble, who was back in the side after suspension, saw red for a second caution.

The Magpies move up to tenth in the table, two points outside the play-off places.

Notts County manager Shaun Derry told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's a welcome win. We've not had two many good results at Meadow Lane and it's nice to start the year with one. After the past six or seven games where we've not got a lot of points it was a vital win.

"What a great goal from Billy, It was a fantastic finish from him, it was a top, top goal from a very good young player who we hope will have a long career here.

"The performance was testament to the belief we have here."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5MullinsBooked at 23mins
  • 6HollisBooked at 35mins
  • 3Adams
  • 7Hayhurst
  • 13Jones
  • 16NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 38SantosSubstituted forWhitehouseat 63'minutes
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forDanielsat 83'minutes
  • 12ThomasSubstituted forThompsonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 10Murray
  • 15Thompson
  • 20Daniels
  • 26Whitehouse
  • 33Cranston
  • 35Pilkington

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDugdaleat 45'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 19Baillie
  • 42Grant
  • 28Ness
  • 20JonesBooked at 17mins
  • 24Leigh
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forCooperat 81'minutes
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forDalla Valleat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dugdale
  • 7Turton
  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 25Haber
  • 33Stewart
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
4,643

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Liam Noble (Notts County).

  4. Post update

    Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Blair Adams (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Daniels (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Curtis Thompson replaces Kwame Thomas.

  10. Post update

    Kwame Thomas (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

  12. Post update

    Foul by William Hayhurst (Notts County).

  13. Post update

    Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Billy Daniels (Notts County).

  15. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Notts County 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Billy Daniels (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Blair Adams.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Hayhurst (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Billy Daniels replaces Garry Thompson.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Haydn Hollis (Notts County) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons24146451242748
4Preston25137539251446
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Bradford2510693229336
7Sheff Utd2410683028236
8Chesterfield259883634235
9Port Vale26105113337-435
10Notts County249782929034
11Fleetwood2697102626034
12Oldham2481063335-234
13Doncaster249782629-334
14Walsall268992628-233
15Peterborough2594123133-231
16Barnsley2485113436-229
17Scunthorpe2385103239-729
18Coventry2678112737-1029
19Gillingham2677123241-928
20Leyton Orient2568113437-326
21Crewe2575132444-2026
22Colchester2566132942-1324
23Crawley2559112442-1824
24Yeovil2565142038-1823
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