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Notts County 4-1 Crawley Town

Liam Noble
Liam Noble came through the youth ranks at Sunderland

Liam Noble and Mike Edwards each struck twice as Notts County hit back to record a resounding win over Crawley, who have lost their last three games.

Keeper Roy Carroll's clearance cannoned off Bobson Bawling for debutant Rhys Murphy to roll the visitors in front.

Notts levelled when Edwards headed in after a throw-in, and a minute later Noble lashed in to the top corner.

Noble then converted a penalty after Izale McLeod was fouled and another Edwards header sealed Crawley's fate.

The winning margin could have been even greater but McLeod, against the club he left to join County in August, was denied by Freddie Woodman, while Graeme Burke's long-range strike was also well saved by the visiting keeper.

The closest the Red Devils came to hitting back was when Carroll was alert to palm away Sonny Bradley's close-range header.

Notts move up to 16th place as a result of their second home win of the season, while Crawley slip into the bottom two with the same goal difference as Dagenham in 22nd, but having scored a goal less.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"I am massively frustrated and massively disappointed for the supporters who made trek up and were supporting us at home.

"We started the game well, got the ball down and played with real threats and perhaps could've done better with the chances we had.

"We decided to press the self destruct button and not deal with things and make poor clearances and all of a sudden, within a minute, we were 2-1 down.

Line-ups

Notts County

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Carroll
  • 28Swerts
  • 35Edwards
  • 6Hollis
  • 18Hewitt
  • 24Campbell
  • 4Smith
  • 33Opoku Aborah
  • 26BurkeSubstituted forJennerat 69'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 39McLeodBooked at 71minsSubstituted forSteadat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 11Snijders
  • 13Loach
  • 15Thompson
  • 27Jenner
  • 30Stead
  • 31Audel
  • 32Sprockel

Crawley

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Woodman
  • 17BawlingSubstituted forBarnardat 61'minutes
  • 16AshtonBooked at 90mins
  • 6BradleyBooked at 12mins
  • 3ScalesBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 80'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 22JenkinsBooked at 34mins
  • 11Henderson
  • 10RooneyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forWaltonat 73'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Preston
  • 23Donnelly
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
3,267

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Notts County 4, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  7. Booking

    Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jon Ashton (Crawley Town).

  10. Booking

    Jon Stead (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Simon Walton (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Campbell.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stanley Aborah (Notts County).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient8521159617
2Portsmouth8440147716
3Plymouth8512147716
4Wycombe8431115615
5Oxford Utd8341117413
6Accrington834196313
7Morecambe84131614213
8Northampton8413119213
9Exeter84131312113
10Carlisle83411717013
11Mansfield8332116512
12Wimbledon83321010012
13Cambridge82421112-110
14Hartlepool831489-110
15Bristol Rovers831467-110
16Notts County83141315-210
17York82331011-19
18Stevenage82331114-39
19Luton82241213-18
20Yeovil8215914-57
21Barnet8215915-67
22Dag & Red8134713-66
23Crawley8134612-66
24Newport8026515-102
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