League One newcomers Crewe Alexandra saw their unbeaten run of 20 matches brought to an end by Notts County.

Crewe went into the game in positive mood, having hammered Hartlepool 5-0 in the Capital One Cup last Saturday.

But Francois Zoko's volley and a neat finish from Yoann Arquin condemned the hosts to a first defeat since February.

Arquin was sent off soon afterwards for a late challenge on Ashley Westwood, and 10-man County hung on despite a late header from Mathias Pogba.

But they were indebted to striker Lee Hughes, who denied Alex skipper Westwood with a last-ditch challenge in the closing stages.

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Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I was encouraged. It was a disappointing result, but in terms of the attitude and application that they put in, and the fantastic amount of work they put in, I thought it was a decent performance.

"They didn't disappoint. I thought they were decent. We made one mistake and they punished us. That was the difference.

"We just probed to try to get something, and we got something from a set play which was pleasing. It was a great corner and a great header from Pogba."

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Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis (Mellor - 90' )
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson
  • 04 Westwood
  • 19 Osman (Murphy - 66' )
  • 07 Clayton
  • 09 Pogba Booked
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 17 Ray
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 18 Daniels

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski Booked
  • 02 Kelly
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 06 Leacock
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge
  • 11 J Hughes Booked
  • 30 Williams (Labadie - 13' Booked )
  • 13 Zoko (L Hughes - 64' )
  • 15 Arquin Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Mitchell
  • 27 Regan
  • 14 Mahon
  • 16 Labadie (Mahon - 89' )
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 17 Waite
  • 19 L Hughes
Ref: Whitestone
Att: 5,718

Match Stats

Shots

9 10

On target

4 3

Corners

8 4

Fouls

13 15

Live Text Commentary

96:47 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +5:17 Booking

Booking Bartosz Bialkowski is given a yellow card.

90:00 +4:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Close range headed effort by Mark Ellis clears the crossbar.

90:00 +4:10

Centre by Gregor Robertson, Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Clearance by Lee Hughes.

90:00 +1:17

Alan Judge takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Martin. Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Corner taken short by Alan Judge. Alan Martin makes a save.

89:24 Substitution

Substitution Harry Davis goes off and Kelvin Mellor comes on.

87:15

Mark Ellis produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

87:15 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie goes off and Gavin Mahon comes on.

87:15

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line,

86:21

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

85:51

Harry Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

79:46

Unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

79:17 Booking

Booking Booking for Jeff Hughes.

78:05

Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Alan Judge results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Westwood from own half, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

76:29

Foul by Byron Moore on Alan Judge, free kick awarded. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

75:14

Gregor Robertson crosses the ball, blocked by Julian Kelly. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood.

72:27

The assist for the goal came from Ashley Westwood.

72:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Crewe 1 - 2 Notts Co Mathias Pogba grabs a headed goal from close range. Crewe 1-2 Notts County.

72:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood,

69:23

The ball is sent over by Julian Kelly, Shot from close range by Lee Hughes clears the bar.

68:04

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan, clearance by Byron Moore.

66:46

Shot by Ashley Westwood from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

65:27

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lee Hughes makes a clearance.

65:27 Substitution

Substitution Abdul Osman leaves the field to be replaced by Luke Murphy.

65:27

Unfair challenge on Mathias Pogba by Julian Kelly results in a free kick.

63:08 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hughes on for Francois Zoko.

59:56

Alan Martin takes the direct free kick.

59:56 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Yoann Arquin a red card.

59:28

Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Yoann Arquin results in a free kick.

58:36

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, clearance by Gregor Robertson. Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line, clearance made by Mathias Pogba.

57:13

Assist by Alan Judge.

57:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Crewe 0 - 2 Notts Co Yoann Arquin finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Notts County.

57:13

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge,

56:10

Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Neal Bishop results in a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.

54:18

Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Joss Labadie. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

52:51

Alan Judge crosses the ball, Francois Zoko takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

51:39

Gregor Robertson sends in a cross, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

51:01

Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

51:01 Booking

Booking Booking for Joss Labadie for unsporting behaviour.

50:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joss Labadie on Max Clayton.

50:37

The ball is crossed by Julian Kelly, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

49:05

Yoann Arquin has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Clayton by Dean Leacock. Ashley Westwood crosses the ball in from the free kick, Joss Labadie makes a clearance.

46:13

Max Clayton takes a shot. Clearance by Alan Sheehan.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:02

Neal Bishop challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Ellis takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:29

Alan Judge has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

43:26

Byron Moore challenges Alan Sheehan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

43:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Joss Labadie. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

39:40

Assist by Julian Kelly.

39:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Francois Zoko - Crewe 0 - 1 Notts Co Francois Zoko finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Notts County.

39:40

Julian Kelly delivers the ball,

39:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes by Gregor Robertson. Dean Leacock takes the direct free kick.

37:31

Francois Zoko fouled by Harry Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Judge.

35:23

Effort from outside the area by Alan Judge goes wide right of the goal.

35:01

Byron Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Sheehan. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

32:59

The referee blows for offside. Alan Sheehan takes the free kick.

31:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Judge, free kick awarded for a foul by Neal Bishop on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

31:20

Francois Zoko takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis.

29:40

Foul by Byron Moore on Neal Bishop, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Judge.

28:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Yoann Arquin. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

27:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gregor Robertson on Yoann Arquin. Direct free kick taken by Julian Kelly.

24:40

Alan Judge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

24:07

Francois Zoko produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

20:23

Foul by Yoann Arquin on Adam Dugdale, free kick awarded. Alan Martin takes the free kick. Max Clayton challenges Gary Liddle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. Free kick awarded for a foul by Joss Labadie on Ashley Westwood. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

19:18

Foul by Abdul Osman on Julian Kelly, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

17:48

Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

17:48 Booking

Booking Mathias Pogba is cautioned.

17:43

Unfair challenge on Julian Kelly by Mathias Pogba results in a free kick.

16:44

Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

15:16

Joss Labadie challenges Ajay Leitch-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ajay Leitch-Smith takes the direct free kick.

13:33

Max Clayton takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

12:23 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie replaces Tom Williams.

10:37

Centre by Alan Judge, Neal Bishop has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

8:09

A cross is delivered by Alan Judge.

7:45

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

7:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Mathias Pogba. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

6:11

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, Alan Sheehan manages to make a clearance.

5:36

Centre by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.

5:22

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

4:42

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

3:47

Yoann Arquin has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

2:53

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.

2:26

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, clearance by Abdul Osman.

0:56

Unfair challenge on Adam Dugdale by Yoann Arquin results in a free kick. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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