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Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Notts County

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.

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Post-match: Notts manager Derry

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.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2TootleBooked at 57mins
  • 16Guthrie
  • 8Osman
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 9Pogba
  • 22Evans
  • 26Aneke
  • 30IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 74'minutes
  • 14InmanSubstituted forWatersat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Ray
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Oliver
  • 29Waters

Notts County

  • 1Bialkowski
  • 21Thompson
  • 3Sheehan
  • 4LiddleBooked at 37mins
  • 26HollisBooked at 69mins
  • 12Mullins
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24VelaBooked at 72mins
  • 19MurrayBooked at 44mins
  • 16SpencerBooked at 85minsSubstituted forMcGregorat 90+1'minutes
  • 7GrealishBooked at 43minsSubstituted forTysonat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Smith
  • 6Leacock
  • 8McGregor
  • 23Speiss
  • 28Boucaud
  • 32Dixon
  • 39Tyson
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
3,895

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Notts County 3.

Full Time

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

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.
Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).
Attempt saved. Nathan Tyson (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Callum McGregor replaces James Spencer.
Attempt missed. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Ronan Murray (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).
Joshua Vela (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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.
Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Notts County).

Booking

James Spencer (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Spencer (Notts County).

Substitution

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3825854683
2Brentford3724762779
3Leyton Orient39221073676
4Rotherham38201262772
5Preston39191551772
6Peterborough3818416758
7MK Dons3916716355
8Swindon3915915454
9Walsall39131412353
10Sheff Utd3714914-151
11Port Vale3815518-1350
12Gillingham3914619-1248
13Bristol City39101613046
14Crawley35111311-546
15Bradford38101513145
16Colchester38101315-743
17Oldham39111018-1243
18Coventry37141013-142
19Crewe39101019-2740
20Tranmere3810919-2239
21Carlisle3810919-2239
22Shrewsbury3981417-1338
23Notts County3911424-1737
24Stevenage3710720-1937
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