Mark Connolly's header gave Crawley the points against struggling Notts County.

The hosts won it when Connolly powered past visiting keeper Bart Bialkowski from a Nicky Adams corner.

The margin could have been wider, but for an impressive display by Bialkowski and some wayward finishing from Mike Jones, Andy Drury and Emile Sinclair.

Notts ended the game with 10 men after full-back Alan Sheehan, who had earlier hit a post, saw red for a second bookable offence.

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Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Sussex:

"We dedicate that win to Dannie Bulman, who unfortunately wasn't with us and could be out for some considerable time. We went to see him this morning and his face is still swollen from the weekend but we went out there and wanted to win it for him.

"It was the most one-sided 1-0 you've ever seen in your life because we've just had a count up and I think we've had 20 shots on goal and only scored one.

"I have to say their goalkeeper played particularly well, he was outstanding. I think he's on loan from Southampton so I might be on the phone to them if we ever lose big Jonesy (Paul Jones). But the game was really one-sided and I am delighted with my boys' energy."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Connolly
  • 03 Sadler
  • 21 Jones
  • 12 Walsh
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 16 Adams (Simpson - 91' )
  • 10 Drury
  • 20 Sinclair Booked (Alexander - 86' )
  • 14 Proctor
  • 08 Torres

Substitutes

  • 02 Hurst
  • 06 Essam
  • 09 Alexander
  • 11 Simpson
  • 23 Smith
  • 24 Malins
  • 25 Maddison

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Dumbuya
  • 03 Sheehan Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 22 Fotheringham (Tempest - 77' Booked )
  • 06 Leacock
  • 37 Fox
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 09 Showunmi (Haynes - 75' )
  • 07 Grealish (Murray - 66' )
  • 08 McGregor

Substitutes

  • 05 Smith
  • 10 Haynes
  • 19 Murray
  • 21 Thompson
  • 25 Tempest
  • 26 Hollis
  • 35 Pilkington
Ref: Mark Brown
Att: 3,096

Match Stats

Shots

18 6

On target

6 3

Corners

8 1

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Notts County 0.

90:00 +4:16 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Notts County 0.

90:00 +2:35

Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:35

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

90:00 +0:49

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

90:00 +0:49

Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Simpson replaces Nicky Adams.

89:14

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

89:14

Dean Leacock (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:51

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

87:35

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

87:35

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

84:27

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

83:38

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

83:26

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

83:13

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

82:49

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

82:42

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

81:58 Booking

Booking Greg Tempest (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

81:41

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:41

Foul by Greg Tempest (Notts County).

81:00

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:58

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

78:22 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Alan Sheehan (Notts County) for hand ball.

76:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Greg Tempest replaces Mark Fotheringham.

76:31

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:44

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

75:31

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

74:48

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

74:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Daniel Haynes replaces Enoch Showunmi.

70:08 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

70:00

Ronan Murray (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:43

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

67:16

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

66:43

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:43

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

65:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Jack Grealish.

65:25

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

65:25

Morgan Fox (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:31

Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

58:18 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

58:09 Booking

Booking Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

56:31

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town).

56:31

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:14

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

54:29

Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:29

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

53:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Notts County 0. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

52:49

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Morgan Fox.

47:28

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:28

Foul by Andre Boucaud (Notts County).

45:52

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Notts County 0.

45:00 +0:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Notts County 0.

45:00 +0:07

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

43:26

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

43:26

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:02

Attempt saved. Andre Boucaud (Notts County) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32:54

Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:54

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

31:00

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:59

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

30:00

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:58

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

29:45

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:45

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Notts County).

26:12

Attempt saved. Mark Fotheringham (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

24:56

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

24:56

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:22

Attempt saved. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

20:18

Foul by Sergio Torres (Crawley Town).

20:18

Jack Grealish (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:15

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

17:03

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:03

Foul by Dean Leacock (Notts County).

15:28

Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:07

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

9:07

Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

8:35

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

8:35

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:37

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

6:34

Attempt blocked. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

6:13

Alan Sheehan (Notts County) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

5:55

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

3:41

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:41

Foul by Enoch Showunmi (Notts County).

3:03

Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

1:24

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

1:08

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Andre Boucaud.

0:59

Attempt blocked. Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:22

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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