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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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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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4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
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6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 38 52
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33