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Notts County put in a woeful performance as Crewe Alexandra ran out 3-0 winners over the Magpies in Saturday's League Two clash at Gresty Road.
Motherwell loanee Taylor-Sinclair got the scoring underway with his header into the far corner of Alex Palmer's net from Charlie Kirk's delivery following a short corner routine.
Although Notts had a couple of chances, the Railwaymen doubled their lead on 77 when Ryan Wintle turned in Perry Ng's pull-back from close range.
Substitute James Jones then saw his shot deflect off Sam Stubbs and loop over Palmer for the hosts' third seven minutes before the end.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at the game to watch proceedings.
Here is his video detailing his pre-match, mid-match and post-match views.
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Notts have met Crewe 46 times over the years.
Notts: 23
Draw: 9
Crewe: 14
Notts have lost only one of their last fifteen games against Crewe, winning ten and drawing four.
Despite their good record against Crewe, they haven’t won at Gresty Road since 2014.
Stats
Notts have lost only 1 of their last 5 games and have won their last two away games, scoring three in both games.
Crewe have won only 1 of their last 4 home games but they overall, they are in the top 7 for their home form this season.
Seasons in each division
Division One (or Prem): 0
Division Two (or Champ): 12
Division Three (or League 1): 45
Division Four (or League 2): 37
Head-to-head stats and where they rank
Goals scored: Notts – 43 (19th), Crewe – 49 (joint 14th with Newport)
Goals conceded: Notts – 74 (1st), Crewe – 53 (11th)
Top Scorer: Notts – Kane Hemmings (13), Crewe – Chris Porter (10)
Most Appearances: Notts – Rob Milsom (32), Crewe – Perry Ng (39)
Team News
Notts will be without Elliott Hewitt for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.
Kane Hemmings had fluid drained from his leg this week and will be available to play. The former Oxford striker has 13 goals this season.
Emergency loan signing Alex Palmer will likely take his place in goal for Notts as Ryan Schofield is suspended and Ross Fitzsimons is ill.
Crewe captain George Ray may return after serving a suspension, whilst wingers Charlie Kirk and Callum Ainley will look to make their way back into the starting eleven after being benched for last week's derby game against Port Vale.
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ARLukomski
Notts County ended Saturday level on points with 22nd-placed Yeovil Town in League Two after rescuing a 2-2 draw against Northampton Town at Meadow Lane.
Mitchell Rose had put the home side ahead with a long-range effort not long before the half hour mark after Kane Hemmings had seen his initial effort blocked.
The Cobblers, however, drew level just a minute before the break, Daniel Powell turning home Sam Hoskins' cross.
The start of the second half then went completely pear-shaped for the Magpies as a defensive lapse culminating in Ryan Schofield being sent off for bringing down Daniel Powell and Sam Hoskins scoring from the ensuing set piece.
Neal Ardley's side didn't take long to draw level courtesy of Hemmings, who slotted home after 52 minutes following Jon Stead's pass, and keeper Ross Fitzsimons then saved well from Hoskins and Sam Foley in the closing stages as County clung on.
ARLukomski was at the San Sirrel to watch proceedings - here is his take on the afternoon's action.
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Notts have met Stevenage 14 times.
Notts: 6
Draw: 3
Stevenage: 5
Notts have lost only one of the last eight meetings with Stevenage, but haven’t won at the Lamex Stadium since the opening day of the 2015-16 season. There has never been a goalless game between the two.
Stats
Notts have won only 3 times away from home this season and have failed to score in four of their last six games.
Stevenage are 3 games unbeaten and have only lost three games against the bottom six, in the ten matches they’ve played against them.
Seasons in each division
First Division (or Prem): 0
Second Division (or Champ): 0
Third Division (or League One): 3
Fourth Division (or League Two): 5
Head-to-head stats and where they rank
Goals scored: Notts – 38 (21st), Stevenage – 45 (16th)
Goals conceded: Notts – 72 (1st), Stevenage – 49 (joint 11th with Crewe)
Top Scorer: Notts – Kane Hemmings (11), Stevenage – Alex Revell (7)
Most Apperances: Notts – Rob Milsom (30), Stevenage – Scott Cuthbert (39)
Team News
Notts have no new injury news and will be looking to pick up only their 4th away win of the season.
Danny Newton marked his return to the Stevenage side last Saturday, with a goal and will be looking to break into the starting XI.
Former Notts winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce has returned to training for Dino Maamria’s side.
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ARLukomski
Notts County were beaten 1-0 by Exeter City on Saturday in cruel yet wholly predictable circumstances.
The League Two encounter at Meadow Lane saw the Grecians fall down to ten men yet they still went on to win, in injury time of all times.
Nicky Law was the match winner, stooping in to head in a Donovan Wilson cross three minutes into stoppage time. to crush Magpies hopes.
With just seven games to go this season, Notts are six points adrift of 22nd-placed Yeovil Town, while Macclesfield Town have a game in hand to pull even further clear of Neal Ardley's side.
ARLukomski was at the Lane for the game - here are his pre-match, mid-match and post-match thoughts on yet another traumatic matchday for the Magpies.
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ARLukomski
Notts have met Exeter 47 times.
Notts: 18
Draw: 19
Exeter: 10
Notts have lost their last two meetings with Exeter and the last time they won against The Grecians at Meadow Lane was in 2012.
Stats
Notts have taken 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five games against teams in the top 10 in League Two.
Exeter got back to winning ways last Saturday with a 3-0 win against play-off rivals Colchester. Striker Matt Jay has scored 3 in his last 5 apperances.
Seasons in each division
Division One (or Prem): 0
Division Two (or Champ): 0
Division Three (or League 1): 47
Division Four (or League 2): 39
Non-league: 5
Head-to-head stats and where they rank
Goals scored: Notts – 38 (joint 20th with Macclesfield), Exeter – 50 (10th)
Goals conceded: Notts – 71 (1st), Exeter – 37 (22nd)
Top scorer: Notts – Kane Hemmings (11), Exeter – Nicky Law (8)
Most appearances: Notts – Rob Milsom (29), Exeter – Jake Taylor (37)
Team News
Jim O’Brien maybe in contention to return for Notts after having his stitches removed from his leg, which were in place after a poor tackle from Carlisle’s Jamie Devitt.
Jon Stead may also return after being out for a week due to injury.
Experienced defender Aaron Martin will return from injury having played in The Grecians midweek reserve game.
Fellow defenders Troy Brown and Pierce Sweeney are back in the City squad and will be pushing for a starting place.
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ARLukomski
Notts County picked up another point in a dour stalemate against Morecambe in Saturday's League Two encounter at Meadow Lane.
Neither side was particularly impressive, with crosses from Matt Tootle and Enzio Boldewijn the most that the Magpies could conjure up in the first half.
At the other end, the Shrimps saw defender Steven Old head over the bar at the back post after connecting with a Richie Bennett cross.
The second half was little better, although Boldewijn did test Morecambe goalkeeper Mark Halstead after being played in by David Vaughan and Mitch Rose had a go on the rebound.
Aaron Collins did force Ryan Schofield into a good save at the other end but in the end it was a dour 0-0 honours even.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at the San Sirrel for the game - here is his account of the day's events.
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Notts County have been diabolical all season (save for like five or six games) but Saturday really took the biscuit as the League Two trip to Cheltenham Town ended in a humiliating 4-1 defeat.
The hosts' opener at the Jonny Rocks Stadium came just before the half hour mark when good work on the right from Ben Tozer and Kevin Dawson culminated in Charlie Raglan crossing for Will Boyle to head home.
Cheltenham then doubled their lead on 36 minutes when Billy Waters broke into the area, was taken down by Craig Mackail-Smith, and Luke Varney drilled the resulting penalty low to goalkeeper Ryan Schofield's right.
Worse was to come as Waters added a third after the break, and although Kane Hemmings did get one back from the penalty spot, Tyrone Barnett added a fourth shortly before full time to kill Notts off.
ARLukomski was at the game, once again suffering beyond how a normal football supporter should suffer - here's his account of the day.
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ARLukomski
Notts County delivered yet another poor result as they drew 0-0 with Port Vale on Saturday, which keeps the Magpies five points adrift of safety.
The game was dour and unispiring, with the 22nd-placed Valiants putting in a stronger performance than the beleaguered hosts at Meadow Lane.
Vale pressed their game on the hosts early on in the game and dominated proceedings, with Tom Pope seeing a close-range header ruled out for offside and Tom Conlon hit the crossbar from 25 yards.
In the end, the spoils were shared, just one point in the kind of fixture that Notts should be winning if they honestly want to survive relegation.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at Meadow Lane to endure yet another deflating weekend, here is an account of his afternoon.
 
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ARLukomski
Notts have met Port Vale 104 times in their history.
Notts: 47
Draw: 21
Vale: 36
Notts currently have a three-game unbeaten run against Port Vale and have only lost 3 of their last 11 against The Valliants.
Stats
Notts will be looking to get back to winning ways following two successive defeats against Newport and Tranmere.
Port Vale have only won two league games since they played Notts at Vale Park in the reverse fixture (November 3rd, 2018).
Vale are the lowest scorers in the league (28) and have only scored once in their last six games.
Seasons in each division
Division One (or Prem): 0
Division Two (or Champ): 41
Division Three (or League 1): 45
Division Four (or League 2): 19
Head to head stats and where they rank
Goals scored: Notts – 34 (21st), Port Vale – 28 (24th)
Goals conceded: Notts – 66 (1st), Port Vale – 42 (joint 13th Swindon and Carlisle)
Top Scorer: Notts – Jon Stead & Kane Hemmings (8), Port Vale – Tom Pope (8)
Most Apperances: Notts – Ross Fitzsimons (28), Port Vale – Scott Brown (34)
Team News
Notts’ only injury concern before the game, is towards Elliott Hewitt who will be assessed after picking up a knee injury.
Manny Oyeleke made his return from injury for Vale last week, but fellow central-midfielder Luke Joyce may miss the game.
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Chris
Former Notts County defender Thierry Audel has completed his UEFA B License in football coaching.
The French born player currently plays for Welling United in the National League South whilst under tutorship of Chris Fairclough, who played for Notts County during the 1998/99 season.
He continues to work towards further establishing his new business venture Audelsports.
It started in Leicester and has progressed and now extended to Nottingham.  He told PON exclusively; "I have been my own client during all those years of Football and I also had the chance to learn from high standard professionals.
“I decided that it was time to share, but with my own philosophy.”
Thierry also said, "I have big plans for Audelsports. It is growing very fast. I dedicate time to my Personal Training activity in Nottingham and Leicester and will keep extending to try and satisfy all the needs.
“Fitness is very important for many reasons. Self-confidence, Stress, Mood, Weight, Energy but MOST importantly... Your Health.
Notts County has been very available in sorting me out a classroom to help me complete my UEFA B License Presentation."
When asked about the current season for the magpies, he replied “I keep checking Notts County Fc results wishing them the very best.
“I always had a great relationship with the club. As I am training people in Beeston, Nottingham from time to time. I like to stop by to say Hi. Actually, I brought my son to the home game against Cambridge United a few weeks ago.”
Notts County currently sits rock bottom of the League Two table, 5 points adrift from safety and 2 points behind Macclesfield Town.
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ARLukomski
Notts have met Tranmere 34 times.
Notts: 18
Draw: 8
Tranmere: 18
The last time Notts won at Tranmere was in the 2010-11 season when Notts ended a run of 9 straight defeats and lifted themselves out of the relegation zone.
Stats
Tranmere’s home record this season stands at: PLD 16, W9, D4, L3.
Notts have only played once away from home since deadline day, a 2-1 win at Forest Green Rovers. That was only their second away win all season, the other coming at Macclesfield.
Seasons in each division
Division One (or Prem): 0
Division Two (or Champ): 11
Division Three (or League 1): 58
Division Four (or League 2): 18
Non-League: 3
Head-to-head stats and where they rank
Goals scored: Notts – 34 (joint 20th with Macclesfield), Tranmere – 47 (9th)
Goals conceded: Notts – 65 (1st), Tranmere – 41 (joint 12th with Oldham, Swindon, Port Vale and Carlisle)
Top Scorer: Notts – Jon Stead and Kane Hemmings (8), Tranmere – James Norwood (20)
Most Apperances: Notts – Ross Fitzsimons (28), Tranmere – Scott Davies (33)
Team News
Tranmere will be without centre-backs Sid Nelson and Steve McNulty. Nelson is recovering from a broken nose and McNulty is suffering with an achilles injury.
Notts boss Neal Ardley has said some players are nursing small issues after playing their second game in three days against Newport on Tuesday.
Mellon and Ardley may be looking to make changes to their starting line-ups, with this being both teams’ 3rd game in seven days.
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It just wasn't to last, was it?
Notts County's good recent run of form, which culminated in the superb 1-0 win over Mansfield, had us to the point we could come out of the League Two relegation zone with victory over Newport.
Instead, revert to type. A 4-1 home defeat to a side 15th in the standings and we're still bottom.
Fraser Franks opened the scoring before a Jamille Matt brace put the Exiles 3-1 ahead at the break despite Kane Hemmings's early equaliser.
And in true Magpie style, any hopes of possibly launching a comeback, snuffed out as Padraig Amond scored directly after the restart in the second half.
Pride of Nottingham vlogger ARLukomski was at Meadow Lane to experience his hopes crushed like everyone else in the home stands - here's his account of the evening.
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Simon Clark
I’m a huge fan of the work Jorge Grant did when he was on loan with us, and by all counts, he’s a genuinely nice bloke, which is great to hear.
In 2016-17, when we were in trouble following the John Sheridan fiasco, he missed only 2 minutes of the last 15 games and was instrumental in pulling us away from trouble.
In 2017-18, he played 21 full games (plus an 88 minute game) and came off the bench 5 times, scoring 14 times and making 5 assists as we took our place at the top of the league and had one foot in League One. Although I think Jon Stead’s role in this is vastly under-rated. He’s one of the most intelligent footballers at this level, and some of the runs he made took defenders out of the way to create space for Grant to run into.
And this is where the huge January love in doesn’t fit with me. And, as far as Forest fans are concerned, they punished us by sending Grant to Mansfield.
But is that right? Let’s look at what he’s done when put under real pressure and you need to roll your sleeves up and fight.
The final 19 games of that season produced just one goal and one assist as we slipped out of the reckoning and hung on for a play off place. At the time needed big players to step up, he was one of the many who didn’t, starting just 12 of those games as his inconsistent form took its toll.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not singling him out or blaming him for what happened, but is he the man for the crisis we were in at the end of January?
I’m sure he’ll do very well in a good League Two side, and his start at Mansfield has confirmed that. In a team which has a lot of the ball and a lot of pressure, with other attacking players to occupy defenders, he’s one of the best to take advantage of the space his teammates create.
But is he any better than a good League Two player in a good League Two side?

He’s 24 years old now, the days of having potential are slipping away. He’s not been part of a Forest matchday squad for 2 seasons and doesn’t seem close to it, while other young players are starting at that level and higher.
He was given a chance in League One in the summer, and I thought Luton would be a good fit for him. An attacking side, plenty to occupy defences, and a manger who wants teams to play expansive football.
And he did well initially, starting 12 of the first 15 League games of this season, as Luton made a solid start to life after promotion, finding themselves in 9th place at that point.
Luton played 11 more league games before he returned to Forest.
Of those 11 games, he wasn’t in the squad for 2 of them and an unused substitute for 5 of them. He came off the bench in 2 games, playing a total of 11 minutes and started the other two, coming off after just over an hour in each of them.
At the end of that run, Luton were second.

His start at Mansfield has confirmed my thoughts. His first 6 games brought 4 goals and 2 assists, missing only 3 minutes of football. But, in game seven at Meadow Lane when everyone needed to roll up their sleeves and battle for the cause, he flitted in and out, making some good runs and passes around the half way line but very little where it hurts the opposition.
A lot of the credit for that is down to the way Notts played, of course, but with a reputation comes more attention and tighter marking. The really good players deal with that.
When we’ve signed winners like Jim O’Brien and Michael Doyle, and the huge change in Enzio Boldewijn (who’d have thought he’d put an opposing player into the third row of the crowd?!), is there really room in our squad for a luxury?
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Saturday's early League Two kickoff saw Notts County host Mansfield Town at Meadow Lane and claim their first league win over the Stags in 13 years in a 1-0 win.
Neal Ardley's side began brightly before taking the lead in the 19th minute when Rob Milsom's cross was touched into the path of Mackail-Smith by Virgil Gomis, and the on-loan Wycombe man volleyed home from 20 yards.
Notts continued to push forward as Jon Stead went close with a header which went just wide, while Enzio Boldeiwjn had a pop but it was straight at Mansfield goalkeeper Jordan Smith.
Although David Flitcroft's side stepped up a gear in the second half, with Nicky Ajose and CJ Hamilton both trying their luck to no avail, the visitors never really threatened Magpies loanee stopper Ryan Schofield, with not one shot on target registered.
Indeed, Notts had a great chance to kill the game off late on when Kane Hemmings just failed to connect with a Mitch Rose cross, but unlike last season, this time Notts held film and claimed all three points to initially move to one point of safety - now two - with one game in hand on the two sides above them.
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