Match ends, Notts County 4, Crawley Town 1.
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.
- 33Opoku Aborah
- 26BurkeSubstituted forJennerat 69'minutes
- 39McLeodBooked at 71minsSubstituted forSteadat 78'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 17BawlingSubstituted forBarnardat 61'minutes
- 16AshtonBooked at 90mins
- 6BradleyBooked at 12mins
- 3ScalesBooked at 66minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 80'minutes
- 22JenkinsBooked at 34mins
- 10RooneyBooked at 40minsSubstituted forWaltonat 73'minutes
- Gary Sutton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Crawley Town 1.
Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).
Haydn Hollis (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).
Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jon Ashton (Crawley Town).
Jon Stead (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jon Stead (Notts County).
Attempt blocked. Simon Walton (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Simon Walton (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Campbell.
Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Ross Jenkins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.
Foul by Stanley Aborah (Notts County).