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Notts County 4-1 Crewe Alexandra

Two goals from Notts County midfielder Elliott Hewitt kept the Magpies' promotion push on track as they saw off Crewe at Meadow Lane.

In front of a bumper crowd of more than 17,000, Notts hoped their partisan support would lead to a blistering start but it was the visitors who took an early lead.

A three-on-one counter-attack led to Shaun Miller tapping in at the back post in the eighth minute after Adam Collin had saved a shot from Callum Ainley.

County were level seven minutes later when Noor Husin lashed in a stunning drive from 30 yards.

Notts pressed hard for a second before half-time and it duly arrived when Jon Stead's low cross into the area was met by Hewitt, whose mis-hit shot was enough to beat Ben Garratt.

And Kevin Nolan's side moved further ahead 15 minutes into the second half when Hewitt fired in his second following a brilliant move through midfield.

Derby loanee Mason Bennett completed the scoring on his debut when he tapped in Lewis Alessandra's cross.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 19Hunt
  • 5Duffy
  • 16Brisley
  • 23Jones
  • 7Alessandra
  • 21HusinBooked at 65minsSubstituted forNobleat 78'minutes
  • 4Hewitt
  • 10Grant
  • 30SteadSubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes
  • 9AmeobiSubstituted forBennettat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Pindroch
  • 17Smith
  • 18Noble
  • 20Walker
  • 24Milsom
  • 25Hall
  • 28Bennett

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 12NolanBooked at 43mins
  • 6Raynes
  • 4WalkerSubstituted forKirkat 73'minutes
  • 18PickeringSubstituted forMcKirdyat 61'minutes
  • 42Sterry
  • 16LowerySubstituted forBarlaserat 53'minutes
  • 30Green
  • 14Ainley
  • 10Bowery
  • 32Miller

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 24Reilly
  • 26Jaaskelainen
  • 39McKirdy
  • 40Barlaser
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
17,274

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 4, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 4, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Mason Bennett (Notts County) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Shaun Brisley.

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 4, Crewe Alexandra 1. Mason Bennett (Notts County) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Alan Smith replaces Jon Stead.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jon Stead (Notts County) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Liam Noble replaces Noor Husin.

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

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces Brad Walker.

Attempt missed. Noor Husin (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Noor Husin (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Notts County).

Jamie Sterry (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry McKirdy replaces Harry Pickering.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Mason Bennett replaces Shola Ameobi.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 3, Crewe Alexandra 1. Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Stead.

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

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Notts County).

Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Barlaser replaces Tommy Lowery.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Shola Ameobi (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31196667303763
2Wycombe30167759431655
3Notts County30159652331954
4Mansfield301411546331353
5Accrington29164951361552
6Exeter29163104034651
7Swindon30163114742551
8Coventry301551035231250
9Lincoln City301310743301349
10Colchester31121094237546
11Newport31121094138346
12Crawley31136123436-245
13Carlisle30118114241141
14Stevenage31108134044-438
15Cambridge30108122841-1338
16Cheltenham3199134146-536
17Grimsby3299142944-1536
18Yeovil3097144350-734
19Port Vale3197153441-734
20Morecambe31710142941-1231
21Crewe3092193553-1829
22Forest Green3185183354-2129
23Chesterfield3176183155-2427
24Barnet3057182946-1722
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