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Meadow Lane (ATT 7,111) 21st April 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Notts Co Notts County vs Crawley Town Crawley

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J Spencer (34)

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Spencer goal gives County hope

Last Updated: 21/04/14 6:05pm

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Jimmy Spencer: Scored vital winner

Jimmy Spencer: Scored vital winner

Notts County sealed an important win in their fight against relegation as Jimmy Spencer's goal clinched a 1-0 victory over Crawley.

In what was an edgy start by the hosts, Jamie Proctor forcing Notts goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski into an early save which did little to dampen home anxiety.

But as the half wore on, Shaun Derry's side began to play without the shackles and almost took the lead through Ronan Murray.

Notts eventually took the lead in the 34th minute when Mark Connolly was penalised for a foul on Jack Grealish and from Alan Sheehan's free-kick Spencer headed beyond Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones.

Derry would have demanded more of the same in the second half, but instead it was Crawley who posed the greater threat.

Bialkowski had to save brilliantly from Matt Tubbs, who had benefited from the goalkeeper's mistake, while Mike Jones's shot was cleared off the goal-line.

Notts' goalkeeper then did brilliantly to tip Gary Dicker's header over the crossbar before saving again from Gwion Williams as the home side clung on for all three points.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 17 36
2 Swindon Town 17 32
3 Preston North End 17 31
4 Notts County 16 29
5 Sheffield United 16 29
6 Milton Keynes Dons 14 27
7 Peterborough United 17 27
8 Rochdale 16 26
9 Oldham Athletic 17 26
10 Fleetwood Town 17 25
11 Barnsley 16 22
12 Port Vale 17 22
13 Bradford City 17 22
14 Chesterfield 17 21
15 Crawley Town 17 20
16 Walsall 17 19
17 Doncaster Rovers 15 18
18 Colchester United 17 17
19 Gillingham 17 17
20 Coventry City 17 17
21 Leyton Orient 17 16
22 Scunthorpe United 16 15
23 Crewe Alexandra 17 15
24 Yeovil Town 17 14