What the press made of the Magpies draw
Crewe Alex fought back from behind twice to earn a draw at home to in-form Notts County at Gresty Road on Friday.
Chris Dagnall’s ninth goal in 10 games, and James Jones’ 10th of the season, cancelled out County strikes by Adam Campbell and Michael O’Connor.
All but one goals came from bad mistakes on the day, and the Alex will be pleased to have taken a share of the spoils on a day in which they did not play their best stuff.
It has moved them up a place, above Crawley on goal difference, to 18th in League Two on 49 points. But a win for Newport County cut the gap to the drop zone to seven points.
Notts County extended their unbeaten run to five matches as they were held Crewe to a 2-2 draw at Gresty Road.
The Magpies took the lead after just nine minutes when Adam Campbell profited from a terrible mistake from James Jones to guide the ball past Ben Garratt.
But Crewe were level before the break when a howler from Haydn Hollis allowed Chris Dagnall to prod past Adam Collin.
Michael O'Connor restored the lead for Notts with a well-taken goal, but Jones rescued a point for Crewe when he reacted quickest after Dagnall had seen a shot blocked.
The result sets Notts up nicely for the visit of Portsmouth to Meadow Lane on Easter Monday, and with that game in mind boss Kevin Nolan contemplated changes at Crewe given the short turnaround.
Right at the death, O'Connor played a wonderful pass into Ameobi who went down under the challenge of Garratt.
It was a clear penalty, but incredibly referee Gavin Ward booked the striker for simulation as Notts settled for a point.