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Sky Bet League 1

Alexandra Stadium (ATT 5,718) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Notts County Notts Co

Crewe 1

M Pogba (73)

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Notts Co 2

F Zoko (40)
Y Arquin (58, S/O 60)

Ten-man County halt Crewe run

Last Updated: 18/08/12 8:06pm

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Arquin: Scored before being sent off

Arquin: Scored before being sent off

Francois Zoko and Yoann Arquin both scored on their league debuts as Notts County beat Crewe 2-1 to end Alex's 20-game unbeaten run.

Zoko scored from close range and Arquin netted the visitor's second only to see red two minutes later and County held on after Mathias Pogba scored his second goal in two games as Crewe threatened a comeback.

Alan Sheehan hit the Alex upright with a deep free-kick, but County made their dominance count five minutes before the break when Julian Kelly fired in an inviting cross and Zoko got in front of Harry Davis to volley home from six yards out.

Crewe should have levelled after the restart but Sheehan did well to clear Max Clayton's side-footed effort off the line.

County doubled their lead in the 58th minute when Alan Judge centred for Arquin to score from 12 yards, but they suffered a setback two minutes later when the striker saw red for a late challenge on Ashley Westwood.

Pogba headed in Westwood's corner at the far post to give Crewe a lifeline in the 73rd minute and it took a last-ditch clearance from Lee Hughes to keep Westwood from levelling at the death.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20