Crewe secured a dramatic, 1-0 victory over Notts County with a stoppage time penalty by Courtney Baker Richardson.
Baker-Richardson scored after 97 minutes, when County’s Jodi Cooney was adjudged by the referee to have touched the volley of Ryan Cooney in the visitors box.
Gresty Road was dominated by defences, but the Magpies dominated the second half until the final sucker-punch.
Aden Baldwin, a County defender, timed his tackle perfectly to dislodge Shilow Tracey when the attacker was bursting clear in the box. Baldwin’s misjudgment of the ball was the reason Baker-Richardson missed the goal.
When Crewe captain Luke Offord got caught with the ball, Macauley langstaff was put through, but Harvey Davies made a great save by coming off his line.
Baker-Richardson had a tough chance to score at the near post as the half finished. Sam Slocombe had palmed a Joe White free kick.
Davies was forced to tip a header by teammate Connor O’Riordan over the bar after the restart.
Jones was unable to keep the ball in play after Aaron Nemane had crossed the ball at the near-post. Jones was then close to finding the bottom corner of the net with a low shot, and Langstaff curled the ball left-footed at the far post.
David McGoldrick’s attempt to score was foiled by O’Riordan’s last ditch tackle. Cooney’s loft, at the opposite end of the pitch, fell onto the roof.