November 10, 2012
County spurn hatful of chances
Notts County were left to rue missed chances as Crawley escaped from Meadow Lane with a 1-1 draw.
Stunning play by winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce had led to County opening the scoring in the 12th minute as he jinked past three challenges before dinking a perfectly-timed through ball over the top for Neal Bishop, who slotted the ball under Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones.
The home side played some sublime football during the first half and had chances to extend their lead, but were pegged back when Crawley midfielder Nicky Adams' cross was turned in by former County loanee Jonathan Forte in the 45th minute to send the teams in level at half-time.
County missed a golden chance to go ahead in the 76th minute when substitute Lee Hughes somehow headed wide from six yards out from Jeff Hughes's pin-point cross.
Yoann Arquin looked like he was going to win it for County two minutes later when he was was played in by Lee Hughes, but Jones saved at his feet and the points were shared.
|Notts County||Crawley Town|
|1 Bartosz Bialkowski||1 Paul Jones|
|6 Dean Leacock||3 Mathew Sadler|
|8 Gary Liddle||28 Claude Davis|
|39 Damion Stewart||5 Kyle McFadzean|
|20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce||19 Nathan Byrne|
|28 Andre Boucaud||15 Dannie Bulman|
|4 Neal Bishop||7 Billy Clarke|
|11 Jeff Hughes||16 Nicky Adams|
|10 Alan Judge||21 Mike Jones|
|13 Francois Zoko||11 Josh Simpson|
|15 Yoann Arquin||10 Jonathan Forte|
|12 Liam Mitchell||Michel Kuipers 25|
|3 Alan Sheehan||David Hunt 13|
|14 Gavin Mahon||Joe Walsh 12|
|16 Joss Labadie||Mark Connolly 4|
|30 Tom Williams||Sergio Torres 8|
|19 Lee Hughes||Gary Alexander 9|
|9 Enoch Showunmi||Nicholas Ajose 14|
|Lee Hughes for Francois Zoko (72)||Gary Alexander for Jonathan Forte (85)|
|Enoch Showunmi for Jamal Campbell-Ryce (88)||Sergio Torres for Billy Clarke (90)|
|Jamal Campbell-Ryce (45)||Kyle McFadzean (64)|
|Andre Boucaud (58)|
|· Squads: Notts County | Crawley Town|