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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 19 39
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 18 31
6 Notts County 18 30
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Oldham Athletic 18 27
9 Peterborough United 19 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15