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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 3,096) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Crawley Crawley Town vs Notts County Notts Co

Crawley 1

M Connolly (54)

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Notts Co 0

A Sheehan (S/O 79)

Connolly seals Crawley win

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:39pm

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Mark Connolly: Scored the only goal of the game

Mark Connolly: Scored the only goal of the game

Crawley defender Mark Connolly sealed a deserved 1-0 win for his side against 10-man Notts County.

Connolly sent a towering header past Bartosz Bialkowski in the 53rd minute from Nicky Adams' corner and if it had not been for their goalkeeper struggling County, who have only won once on their travels this season, would have suffered an even bigger defeat.

Former Southampton keeper Bialkowski made a string of superb saves and when he was beaten the woodwork came to the visitors' rescue as Jamie Proctor hit the crossbar with a header before striking the post with a low drive.

Notts offered little, although defender Alan Sheehan hit the post in the seventh minute from a corner.

But Sheehan's afternoon ended on a sour note when he was sent off with 12 minutes to go for deliberate handball, having been booked earlier in the second half for a foul.

Crawley dominated for long spells as they claimed their second win in three with Mike Jones, skipper Andy Drury and Emile Sinclair all going close as John Gregory enjoyed his first home win since taking charge at the beginning of December.

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