John Cofie scored on his debut for managerless Notts County to earn them a draw with in-form Crewe Alexandra.

County, who sacked Keith Curle six days earlier, fell behind when Gavin Mahon fouled AJ Leitch-Smith and captain Luke Murphy scored from the spot.

Alan Judge hit the bar with a 30-yard drive for the hosts before Cofie levelled matters on 57 minutes.

The on-loan Manchester United striker, who signed on Friday, pounced on Adam Dugdale's error to net the equaliser.

Notts, in 11th, remain a place above Crewe in the League One table, after Cofie's equaliser at Meadow Lane denied the Alex a third win in eight days.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County caretaker manager Chris Kiwomya told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I thought first half we were overplaying and they controlled the game from their defensive third.

"We asked questions of them in the second half and I thought we could have nicked it.

"I was very happy to get a point and just keep in the running.

"The lads deserve a lot of credit for the second half performance."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Notts County

  • 23 Speiss
  • 02 Kelly
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 06 Leacock Booked
  • 08 Liddle
  • 10 Judge
  • 11 Hughes
  • 14 Mahon Booked (Arquin - 46' )
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Zoko - 81' )
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 19 Cofie (Showunmi - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Mitchell
  • 05 Smith
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 25 Tempest
  • 09 Showunmi
  • 13 Zoko
  • 15 Arquin

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 19 Osman
  • 26 Aneke (Colclough - 78' )
  • 31 Inman
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore (Pogba - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 12 Turton
  • 15 Robertson
  • 17 Ray
  • 27 Colclough
  • 07 M Clayton
  • 09 Pogba
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 5,450

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

4 9

Corners

2 4

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:50 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +1:32

Mark Ellis takes a shot. Save made by Fabian Spiess.

90:00 +1:32 Substitution

Substitution Enoch Showunmi joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Cofie.

90:00 +1:32

Ryan Colclough takes a shot. Gary Liddle gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy from the right by-line to the near post,

90:00 +0:49

Luke Murphy takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:49 Booking

Booking Caution for Dean Leacock.

90:00 +0:42

Mathias Pogba fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +0:30

A cross is delivered by Yoann Arquin, clearance by Abdul Osman.

89:34

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge.

88:13

The official flags Francois Zoko offside. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

84:25

Shot from just outside the area by Alan Sheehan misses to the right of the target.

83:53

The ball is crossed by Francois Zoko, blocked by Kelvin Mellor. Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

81:35

Adam Dugdale fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

80:26 Substitution

Substitution (Notts County) makes a substitution, with Francois Zoko coming on for Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

80:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julian Kelly by Mathias Pogba. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

79:38

The ball is delivered by Alan Judge, save made by Steve Phillips.

78:25

Effort from outside the penalty box by Mathias Pogba goes wide right of the goal.

75:53 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Colclough comes on in place of Chuks Aneke.

75:53

Bradden Inman fouled by Gary Liddle, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Murphy has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Fabian Spiess. Corner taken by Luke Murphy.

74:36

Andre Boucaud fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

73:20

Mathias Pogba has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:50

Yoann Arquin concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

71:04

The referee blows for offside. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.

69:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Luke Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

69:05

Alan Judge crosses the ball, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

68:26

Julian Kelly delivers the ball, Steve Phillips makes a brilliant save.

67:44

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

67:32

The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

65:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Matt Tootle. Luke Murphy takes the direct free kick.

65:07

Centre by Yoann Arquin, Steve Phillips makes a comfortable save.

63:53

Jeff Hughes fouled by Chuks Aneke, the ref awards a free kick. Fabian Spiess takes the direct free kick.

62:56 Substitution

Substitution Mathias Pogba comes on in place of Byron Moore.

62:56

Abdul Osman fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.

62:05

Yoann Arquin produces a left-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

61:20

Centre by Alan Sheehan, Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a comfortable save.

59:53

Alan Sheehan produces a cross, comfortable save by Steve Phillips.

58:57

Luke Murphy has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

57:44

Byron Moore fouled by Alan Judge, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

56:16 Goal scored

Goal! - John Cofie - Notts Co 1 - 1 Crewe John Cofie fires in a fantastic goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 1-1 Crewe.

55:23

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Adam Dugdale gets a block in.

53:49

A cross is delivered by Alan Judge, Kelvin Mellor gets a block in.

50:48

The ball is delivered by Alan Judge, save made by Steve Phillips.

50:27

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan, blocked by Kelvin Mellor.

49:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Boucaud by Abdul Osman. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

48:47

Andre Boucaud produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

46:35

Abdul Osman fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

45:59

Shot from 30 yards by Alan Judge.

45:27

John Cofie takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Yoann Arquin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gavin Mahon.

45:00 +2:14 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Murphy - Notts Co 0 - 1 Crewe Placed penalty scored by Luke Murphy. Notts County 0-1 Crewe.

45:00 +0:52 Booking

Booking Gavin Mahon goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:40

Gavin Mahon concedes a Penalty for a foul on Ajay Leitch-Smith.

45:00 +0:25

The ball is sent over by Julian Kelly, clearance made by Abdul Osman.

45:00 +0:12

The ball is crossed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance by Mark Ellis.

44:34

Abdul Osman challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

43:13

Andre Boucaud is adjudged to have handled the ball. The ball is sent over by Luke Murphy, Shot by Chuks Aneke from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

41:10

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Chuks Aneke from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

40:34

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, save by Fabian Spiess.

40:17

Luke Murphy produces a cross, clearance by Kelvin Mellor.

38:54

The ball is crossed by Alan Sheehan, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

37:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against John Cofie. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

36:06

A cross is delivered by Jeff Hughes, clearance by Kelvin Mellor.

35:18

The ball is delivered by Alan Sheehan, Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Phillips.

34:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Byron Moore. Alan Judge delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Chuks Aneke.

33:57

The ball is crossed by Matt Tootle, comfortable save by Fabian Spiess.

30:42

The ball is swung over by Alan Sheehan, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jeff Hughes misses to the left of the goal.

30:28

Julian Kelly crosses the ball, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

29:42

Shot by Luke Murphy from outside the box goes over the net.

28:31

The referee blows for offside against Mark Ellis. Dean Leacock takes the free kick.

28:14

Centre by Luke Murphy, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

27:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Gavin Mahon. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

26:19

John Cofie produces a cross, clearance by Kelvin Mellor.

25:56

Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in.

24:24

The ball is crossed by Alan Judge, Foul by Jeff Hughes on Steve Phillips, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

22:50

Unfair challenge on John Cofie by Kelvin Mellor results in a free kick. Alan Judge delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Chuks Aneke.

20:54

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, comfortable save by Fabian Spiess.

20:00

Dean Leacock challenges Ajay Leitch-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Abdul Osman takes the direct free kick.

19:37

Jamal Campbell-Ryce fouled by Matt Tootle, the ref awards a free kick. Andre Boucaud takes the free kick.

17:07

A cross is delivered by Abdul Osman, Julian Kelly makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Murphy, save by Fabian Spiess.

16:14

Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Save by Fabian Spiess.

15:05

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Liddle.

14:37

Alan Sheehan delivers the ball, clearance made by Kelvin Mellor.

11:10

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, Fabian Spiess makes a comfortable save.

7:18

Bradden Inman takes a shot. Save made by Fabian Spiess. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Gavin Mahon.

6:28

Gary Liddle fouled by Ajay Leitch-Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Leacock takes the direct free kick.

3:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Liddle on Ajay Leitch-Smith. The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Save made by Fabian Spiess. Header from deep inside the area by Chuks Aneke goes over the bar.

1:18

Jeff Hughes delivers the ball, clearance by Matt Tootle.

0:57

Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, fantastic save by Steve Phillips.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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