Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Notts County 2.
Chris Dagnall scored his ninth goal in 10 games as Crewe fought back twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Notts County.
Dagnall cancelled out Adam Campbell's early opener for the Magpies, who extended their unbeaten run to five games.
Skipper Michael O'Connor restored the visitors' lead with a second-half finish against his former club, but their hopes of recording a fifth straight win were dashed when James Jones made amends for gifting County their early lead.
Jones' loose pass was seized on by Campbell who drove a low shot into the bottom corner after nine minutes.
Goalkeeper Ben Garratt came to Crewe's rescue when he turned veteran striker Shola Ameobi's first-time effort around a post.
Dagnall then raced clear to slide the ball under Adam Collin to level in the 39th minute.
Notts County emerged strongly after the restart and after Garratt pawed Carl Dickinson's free-kick over the crossbar they were back in front in the 51st minute when Jon Stead laid the ball off for O'Connor to tuck home.
But Crewe secured a share of the spoils in the 66th minute when Dagnall's shot was blocked and Jones volleyed in the looping ball.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6NugentSubstituted forNgat 69'minutes
- 11CooperSubstituted forWintleat 69'minutes
- 18HewittBooked at 86mins
- 24CampbellSubstituted forYeatesat 72'minutes
- 9AmeobiBooked at 90minsSubstituted forForteat 90+6'minutes
- 30SteadSubstituted forCampbellat 90+3'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Notts County 2.
Substitution, Notts County. Jonathan Forte replaces Shola Ameobi because of an injury.
Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).
Matt Tootle (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.
Substitution, Notts County. Tahvon Campbell replaces Jon Stead.
Shola Ameobi (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Shola Ameobi (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.
Shola Ameobi (Notts County) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Shola Ameobi (Notts County).
Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Callum Cooke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Notts County).