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Crawley Town 1-0 Notts County

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:

John Gregory

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"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."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Sadler
  • 21Jones
  • 12Walsh
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 71mins
  • 16AdamsSubstituted forSimpsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Drury
  • 20SinclairBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAlexanderat 86'minutes
  • 14Proctor
  • 8Torres

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 6Essam
  • 9Alexander
  • 11Simpson
  • 23Smith
  • 24Malins
  • 25Maddison

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 3SheehanBooked at 79mins
  • 22FotheringhamSubstituted forTempestat 77'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 6Leacock
  • 37Fox
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 28Boucaud
  • 9ShowunmiSubstituted forHaynesat 75'minutes
  • 7GrealishSubstituted forMurrayat 66'minutes
  • 8McGregor

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 10Haynes
  • 19Murray
  • 21Thompson
  • 25Tempest
  • 26Hollis
  • 35Pilkington
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
3,096

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Notts County 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Simpson replaces Nicky Adams.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

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

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

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Emile Sinclair.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Greg Tempest (Notts County).

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Dismissal

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Greg Tempest replaces Mark Fotheringham.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Daniel Haynes replaces Enoch Showunmi.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

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

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

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Ronan Murray replaces Jack Grealish.

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Brentford2315441749
2Leyton Orient2314632548
3Wolves2314632148
4Preston2312831044
5Peterborough231238839
6Rotherham231085838
7Port Vale231139036
8Swindon231049934
9Walsall23977434
10Bradford237106931
11MK Dons22949431
12Coventry231166829
13Crawley23788-529
14Colchester23698-427
15Carlisle237610-1227
16Gillingham247512-1026
17Sheff Utd236710-725
18Oldham226610-524
19Shrewsbury235810-423
20Tranmere236512-1623
21Bristol City234109-322
22Crewe235612-2621
23Stevenage235414-2019
24Notts County245316-1118
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