Ronan Murray scored two late goals as Notts County secured a crucial victory over fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra.

Gary Liddle set Notts on their way to back-to-back wins when he headed in from Jamal Campbell-Ryce's ball in.

Magpies keeper Bartosz Bialkowski tipped a dangerous Abdul Osman effort over the bar after the break, before Murray smashed home Notts' second.

Murray then broke clear to seal a deserved win late on before Mark Ellis fired in an injury-time consolation.

Victory moves Notts off the bottom of League One and to within three points of Crewe in 19th place.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle Booked
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 08 Osman
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 09 Pogba
  • 22 Evans
  • 26 Aneke
  • 30 Ikpeazu (Leitch-Smith - 74' )
  • 14 Inman (Waters - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 03 Mellor
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 12 Ray
  • 18 Nolan
  • 19 Oliver
  • 29 Waters

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 21 Thompson
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 04 Liddle Booked
  • 26 Hollis Booked
  • 12 Mullins
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 24 Vela Booked
  • 19 Murray Booked
  • 16 Spencer Booked (McGregor - 91' )
  • 07 Grealish Booked (Tyson - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Smith
  • 06 Leacock
  • 08 McGregor
  • 23 Speiss
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 32 Dixon
  • 39 Tyson
Ref: Seb Stockbridge
Att: 3,895

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

3 7

Corners

5 2

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Notts County 3.

90:00 +4:01 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Notts County 3.

90:00 +3:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Notts County 3. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:00

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:52

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

90:00 +2:26

Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:40

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

90:00 +0:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces James Spencer.

90:00 +0:06

Attempt missed. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

89:38

Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:42

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

88:42

Joshua Vela (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 3. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Sheehan.

85:12

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

85:12

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

84:14 Booking

Booking James Spencer (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

83:50

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:50

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

83:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces Bradden Inman.

80:00

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

78:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 2. Ronan Murray (Notts County) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

75:22

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:03

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

74:18

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

74:06

Attempt saved. Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ajay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

73:00

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

72:58

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

71:32 Booking

Booking Joshua Vela (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

68:19 Booking

Booking Haydn Hollis (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

67:44

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:44

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

66:07

Hand ball by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

62:24

Attempt saved. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:06

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Spencer.

59:02

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

59:02

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

58:27

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:27

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

57:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Notts County. Nathan Tyson replaces Jack Grealish.

56:20 Booking

Booking Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

56:09

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

55:37

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

48:23

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:23

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

47:55

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 1.

45:00 +4:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 1.

45:00 +3:10

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00 +1:42

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

45:00 +1:24

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Haydn Hollis.

43:51 Booking

Booking Ronan Murray (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

43:30

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:30

Foul by Ronan Murray (Notts County).

42:34 Booking

Booking Jack Grealish (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

40:52

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

39:39

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

39:39

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

36:24 Booking

Booking Gary Liddle (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

35:07

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:07

Foul by Gary Liddle (Notts County).

34:12

Attempt saved. Joshua Vela (Notts County) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:36

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

33:23

Attempt blocked. Joshua Vela (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:40

Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

31:40

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:00

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

31:00

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

30:31

Attempt missed. James Spencer (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:01

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:01

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

25:13

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Notts County).

25:13

Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:22

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

24:22

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

15:05

Hayden Mullins (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:05

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

14:31

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Alan Sheehan.

11:46

Gary Liddle (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:46

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

11:06

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

11:06

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Notts County 1. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

8:31

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

8:31

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

5:50

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

5:50

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

3:33

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

2:50

Attempt saved. Gary Liddle (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:19

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

2:19

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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