Crawley twice came from behind to book their place in the first round of the Carling Cup as the new English domestic season got underway at Broadfield.

Luke Moore fired AFC Wimbledon ahead before Hope Akdan levelled seven minutes from the break.

Summer signing Jack Midson restored the Dons' lead early in the second half.

But Sergio Torres quickly equalised before Matt Tubbs' 64th-minute winner earned a meeting with Crystal Palace, despite Akdan's late red card.

The two Football League new boys met in this preliminary round tie to allow Championship side Birmingham City, the holders, to start in the third round because of their Europa League commitments.

Crawley's meeting with Palace, with whom they drew 0-0 with in a pre-season friendly last week, will be played in the week commencing 8 August.

POST-MATCH REACTION

AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:

"As a manager of course I'm disappointed with the result. The performance in certain parts was very good.

"I'm really pleased with the character we showed at the end, going 3-2 down and coming back. But I thought we could have nicked an equaliser.

"If I look a the game as a whole, they deserved to win it. I thought they pressed us very well and stopped us playing."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 03 Howell
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 06 Akpan Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Dempster Booked
  • 08 Torres
  • 11 Simpson (Wilson - 90' )
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 Bulman
  • 09 Tubbs (Smith - 90' )
  • 23 Barnett (Akinde - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Shearer
  • 16 Wilson
  • 20 Wassmer
  • 12 Smith
  • 22 Neilson
  • 10 Thomas
  • 17 Akinde

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Gwillim (Bush - 68' )
  • 05 Stuart
  • 06 Johnson
  • 04 Porter
  • 07 Hatton
  • 08 Wellard (S Moore - 77' )
  • 10 Midson
  • 12 Jolley (Ademeno - 72' Booked )
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 11 L Moore Booked

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 13 Bush
  • 15 S Moore
  • 18 Kiernan
  • 21 Reece Jones
  • 09 Ademeno
Ref: Deadman
Att: 3,204

Match Stats

Shots

20 10

On target

11 6

Corners

9 5

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:50 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +5:47

Ben Smith takes a short corner.

90:00 +5:00 Substitution

Substitution Ben Smith comes on in place of Matthew Tubbs.

90:00 +4:24 Dismissal

Dismissal Hope Akdan receives a red card for second bookable offence.

90:00 +3:38 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Glenn Wilson coming on for Josh Simpson.

90:00 +3:06

Charles Ademeno takes a shot.

90:00 +1:58 Substitution

Substitution Tyrone Barnett goes off and John Akinde comes on.

90:00 +0:33

Corner from left by-line taken by Luke Moore.

90:00 +0:11

Effort from 20 yards by Luke Moore. Michel Kuipers makes a save.

87:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hope Akdan by Charles Ademeno. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

83:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Charles Ademeno.

83:50

Charles Ademeno challenges Michel Kuipers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

82:20

Corner taken by Chris Bush from the right by-line. Free kick awarded for a foul by Brett Johnson on Dannie Bulman. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.

81:42

Luke Moore delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

81:42 Booking

Booking Booking for Hope Akdan for unsporting behaviour.

81:27

David Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Moore.

80:17

Tyrone Barnett has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

79:15

Effort from the edge of the area by Dannie Bulman goes wide of the right-hand post.

78:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Barnett by Luke Moore. Direct free kick taken by David Hunt.

76:57

Indirect free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

76:57 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Wellard goes off and Sammy Moore comes on.

76:57

The official flags Charles Ademeno offside.

74:30

Tyrone Barnett is ruled offside. Seb Brown takes the indirect free kick.

73:09

Effort from outside the box by Hope Akdan goes wide right of the target.

71:49 Substitution

Substitution Charles Ademeno replaces Christian Jolley.

70:03

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Moore from the left by-line.

67:04 Substitution

Substitution Chris Bush replaces Gareth Gwillim.

66:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sergio Torres, Jamie Stuart makes a clearance.

66:19

Effort on goal by Tyrone Barnett from 18 yards. Blocked by Brett Johnson.

65:49

Dean Howell challenges Rashid Yussuff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

63:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Tubbs - Crawley 3 - 2 Wimbledon Goal scored by Matthew Tubbs from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 3-2 AFC Wimbledon.

60:39

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save by Seb Brown.

59:58

Corner taken by Sergio Torres from the right by-line, Brett Johnson makes a clearance.

56:59

Corner taken right-footed by Sergio Torres from the right by-line, Jack Midson makes a clearance.

56:47

Dannie Bulman has an effort at goal. Brett Johnson gets a block in.

55:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Jolley on Kyle McFadzean. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

53:42

Shot from just outside the box by Sergio Torres misses to the left of the goal.

52:01

John Dempster provided the assist for the goal.

52:01 Goal scored

Goal! - Sergio Torres - Crawley 2 - 2 Wimbledon Sergio Torres scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-2 AFC Wimbledon.

50:36

Kyle McFadzean produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

50:12

Short corner worked by Sergio Torres.

49:07

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samuel Hatton, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Brett Johnson. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.

45:25

Assist by Christian Jolley.

45:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Crawley 1 - 2 Wimbledon Jack Midson fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Crawley Town 1-2 AFC Wimbledon.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:58

Kyle McFadzean takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:58 Booking

Booking Luke Moore is shown a yellow card.

45:00 +0:52

Unfair challenge on Hope Akdan by Luke Moore results in a free kick.

44:40

Corner taken by Sergio Torres from the right by-line.

44:25

Shot by Matthew Tubbs. Save by Seb Brown.

43:43

Luke Moore fouled by Sergio Torres, the ref awards a free kick. Max Porter takes the direct free kick.

42:12

Brett Johnson takes a shot.

41:30

Free kick taken by Gareth Gwillim.

41:30 Booking

Booking John Dempster receives a caution.

41:20

Foul by John Dempster on Jack Midson, free kick awarded.

40:27

Matthew Tubbs produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

40:04

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Gareth Gwillim gets a block in.

39:03

Corner taken by Sergio Torres.

38:47

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a comfortable save.

37:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Hope Akpan - Crawley 1 - 1 Wimbledon Hope Akdan finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-1 AFC Wimbledon.

31:25

Inswinging corner taken by Gareth Gwillim, Jamie Stuart challenges Kyle McFadzean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

31:10

Jack Midson takes a shot. John Dempster gets a block in.

30:38

John Dempster challenges Jack Midson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Stuart.

29:12

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sergio Torres, Samuel Hatton manages to make a clearance.

28:17

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sergio Torres. Unfair challenge on Max Porter by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

28:00

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Max Porter gets a block in.

27:05

Shot by Rashid Yussuff from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

25:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Moore - Crawley 0 - 1 Wimbledon Luke Moore finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon.

24:32

Effort from outside the penalty box by Tyrone Barnett goes wide left of the goal.

23:30

Dannie Bulman has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

20:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Torres on Rashid Yussuff. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

17:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Stuart on Matthew Tubbs. Sergio Torres delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Rashid Yussuff.

16:34

Sergio Torres has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

14:57

Rashid Yussuff has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

12:21

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Brett Johnson gets a block in.

9:54

Ricky Wellard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hope Akdan. Kyle McFadzean takes the direct free kick.

7:02

Unfair challenge on Jack Midson by David Hunt results in a free kick. Gareth Gwillim takes the direct free kick. Shot by Samuel Hatton. Blocked by Hope Akdan.

6:27

Jack Midson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Dempster. Kyle McFadzean restarts play with the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

4:01

Foul by Kyle McFadzean on Luke Moore, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Luke Moore, blocked by Tyrone Barnett.

0:44

John Dempster fouled by Jack Midson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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