Matt Tubbs

Tubbs is Crawley's leading goalscorer this season

Matt Tubbs scored the only goal of the game as Crawley made it four straight wins with victory at Northampton.

Michael Jacobs twice tested Crawley keeper Scott Shearer before Tubbs netted his eighth of the season with a deflected 10-yard shot.

Home keeper Sam Walker denied Tyrone Barnett a second, while John Akinde and Tubbs both fired over for the visitors.

Jacobs curled a shot against the bar for the hosts, who almost levelled late on when Kelvin Langmead headed wide.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Northampton Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Northampton:

"We didn't play well today. Our flair players didn't turn up so that's disappointing and we didn't create enough chances.

"If you had a crystal ball as a manager then you wouldn't play them in the first place but they're good players and they can show things but on the day it wasn't with them.

"If that doesn't happen for your flair players then your team is not going to do enough to win."

Crawley boss Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"It was a hard-working performance and we dominated possession for long spells. I think if our quality was a little bit better in the final third we would have killed the game off.

"We restricted Northampton to a shot from distance that hit the bar, but other than that they hardly made a chance.

"Arguably we've been very, very solid. When we've got our big players back and available for selection, we're capable of winning football matches."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Northampton

  • 01 Walker
  • 03 Corker (Arthur - 46' Booked )
  • 05 Tozer
  • 14 Johnson
  • 25 Westwood
  • 28 Langmead
  • 04 Baldock (Savage - 79' )
  • 17 Jacobs
  • 02 Young (Robinson - 67' )
  • 09 Jackson
  • 10 Akinfenwa

Substitutes

  • 30 Snedker
  • 15 Turnbull
  • 29 Arthur
  • 08 Robinson
  • 27 Savage

Crawley Town

  • 25 Shearer
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 19 Griffiths Booked
  • 26 Eastman
  • 28 Davis Booked
  • 08 Torres
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 Bulman
  • 27 Drury (Wilson - 90' )
  • 09 Tubbs (Doughty - 89' )
  • 23 Barnett (Akinde - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 16 Wilson
  • 21 Doughty
  • 22 Neilson
  • 17 Akinde
Ref: Scott
Att: 4,803

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

6 6

Corners

4 2

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:18 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:52

Scott Griffiths takes a shot. Sam Walker makes a save.

90:00 +3:20

Michael Doughty concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Langmead. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

90:00 +2:43

Michael Jacobs challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Claude Davis.

90:00 +1:37 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Wilson comes on in place of Andy Drury.

90:00 +0:14

The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, Headed effort on goal by Kelvin Langmead from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +0:14 Booking

Booking Claude Davis goes into the book.

89:58

Foul by Claude Davis on Michael Jacobs, free kick awarded.

88:22 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Tubbs goes off and Michael Doughty comes on.

86:16

Shot by John Akinde from 20 yards. Ashley Westwood gets a block in.

85:49

Matthew Tubbs is caught offside. Sam Walker takes the indirect free kick.

84:52

Effort on goal by Matthew Tubbs from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

84:14

Michael Jacobs takes a inswinging corner.

83:52

Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Scott Shearer makes a comfortable save.

81:21

Bas Savage fouled by Kyle McFadzean, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

81:14

The ball is swung over by Sergio Torres, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

80:16

Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on John Akinde. Free kick taken by Andy Drury.

78:31 Substitution

Substitution Bas Savage joins the action as a substitute, replacing George Baldock.

77:20

Centre by Michael Jacobs, Header on goal by Adebayo Akinfenwa from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

76:22

Marlon Jackson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Claude Davis.

73:30

A cross is delivered by Matthew Tubbs, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

72:48

Shot from 20 yards from Michael Jacobs.

72:32

George Baldock takes a shot. Blocked by Claude Davis.

71:22

Andy Drury takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Claude Davis misses to the left of the target.

71:11

Effort on goal by John Akinde from 18 yards. Blocked by Kelvin Langmead.

71:00

John Johnson sends in a cross, save made by Scott Shearer.

69:43

John Akinde produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

69:29

The ball is sent over by John Akinde, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.

67:44

Jake Robinson produces a cross, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.

66:05 Substitution

Substitution Jake Robinson replaces Lewis Young.

64:44 Substitution

Substitution John Akinde comes on in place of Tyrone Barnett.

64:31

A cross is delivered by Matthew Tubbs, clearance made by Chris Arthur.

64:01

The ball is sent over by Sergio Torres.

63:56

The ball is sent over by Andy Drury.

62:34

Michael Jacobs produces a cross, clearance by Kyle McFadzean.

59:06

Unfair challenge on John Johnson by Sergio Torres results in a free kick. John Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

58:19

Michael Jacobs is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

57:07

The referee blows for offside. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

56:05

Shot on goal by Tyrone Barnett from just inside the area goes over the target.

53:53

Foul by Claude Davis on Marlon Jackson, free kick awarded. Lewis Young takes the free kick.

51:24

Lewis Young takes a shot. Comfortable save by Scott Shearer.

49:54 +4:15 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean goes into the referee's book.

49:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Jackson by Kyle McFadzean. Free kick crossed right-footed by Michael Jacobs, Tyrone Barnett makes a clearance.

49:02

Effort on goal by Tyrone Barnett from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

48:03

Direct free kick taken by Andy Drury.

48:03 Booking

Booking Chris Arthur goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

47:41

Chris Arthur gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs.

46:19

The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Chris Arthur comes on in place of Ashley Corker.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +1:34

Lewis Young challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Drury crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by John Johnson.

45:00 +0:44

Effort from 20 yards by Tyrone Barnett. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.

44:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

42:07

Adebayo Akinfenwa concedes a free kick for a foul on Dannie Bulman. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Claude Davis from own half.

41:17

The offside flag is raised against Scott Griffiths. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

40:10

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury.

39:44

Tyrone Barnett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Fantastic save by Sam Walker.

38:09

Unfair challenge on Michael Jacobs by Andy Drury results in a free kick. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

37:28

Unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Marlon Jackson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

35:58

Sergio Torres is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

35:27

Andy Drury crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tyrone Barnett misses to the left of the goal.

34:48

Unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

33:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marlon Jackson on Dannie Bulman. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.

31:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Young on Kyle McFadzean. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Andy Drury from left wing, save by Sam Walker.

30:43

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

30:12

Centre by John Johnson, clearance made by Claude Davis.

28:54

The offside flag is raised against Marlon Jackson. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

28:27

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Sam Walker.

27:47

Centre by Ashley Corker, Marlon Jackson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Shearer.

25:06

Michael Jacobs crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Adebayo Akinfenwa goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

23:49

Handball by Scott Griffiths. Michael Jacobs delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.

22:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Tubbs - Northamp'n 0 - 1 Crawley Matthew Tubbs fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Northampton 0-1 Crawley Town.

22:04

Handball decision goes against John Johnson. Andy Drury crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

20:30

Effort on goal by Michael Jacobs from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

19:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, clearance made by David Hunt.

18:47

Shot from 20 yards from Michael Jacobs. Save by Scott Shearer.

18:07

Sergio Torres challenges John Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

17:15

Adebayo Akinfenwa challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

16:48

Handball by Andy Drury. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Walker.

16:15

Marlon Jackson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

14:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths by Marlon Jackson. Andy Drury restarts play with the free kick.

13:04

Andy Drury handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Michael Jacobs fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Scott Shearer makes a comfortable save.

12:26

Handball by Dannie Bulman. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

12:05

Michael Jacobs produces a cross, Tom Eastman makes a clearance.

11:51

Centre by Michael Jacobs, David Hunt manages to make a clearance.

11:23

Corner taken by Michael Jacobs from the right by-line played to the near post.

8:08

Unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sam Walker.

7:24

The official flags Matthew Tubbs offside. Sam Walker restarts play with the free kick.

6:22

The referee penalises David Hunt for handball. Sam Walker takes the free kick.

5:37

Adebayo Akinfenwa is ruled offside. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

5:06

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Michael Jacobs from right wing.

5:06 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Scott Griffiths for unsporting behaviour.

4:39

Scott Griffiths challenges Lewis Young unfairly and gives away a free kick.

3:58

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs.

3:49

The ball is crossed by Michael Jacobs, clearance by Tom Eastman.

3:31

The ball is sent over by John Johnson.

1:49

Andy Drury sends in a cross.

0:15

Tyrone Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Westwood. Sam Walker takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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