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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 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19