Crawley moved back to the top of League Two with a comprehensive victory over Burton Albion.

Claude Davis gave the Red Devils the lead when he rifled home from 16 yards after David Hunt's long throw.

After Tyrone Barnett had hit the bar for the hosts they went 2-0 up when Aaron Webster put through his own net from Matt Tubbs' cross.

Tubbs put the gloss on the win with a wonderful 30-yard strike that gave Brewers keeper Ross Atkins no chance.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley assistant manager Paul Raynor told BBC Sussex:

"Burton are a very good side on a fantastic run of form but we really dealt with them today. They tried to stifle us but that was as well as we've played in a long, long time.

"It was a real all-round team performance. We dictated the tempo from the off. It's another three points which is what today was all about.

"We're delighted with the level of our performance. Burton will be up there in and around the play-offs."

Burton manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"We were beaten by the better side today, the front two caused us havoc all afternoon.

"We never really looked like we were going to go on and do anything. We tried two or three different formations, but the problem was individuals.

"Their midfield dominated ours, their strikers caused us problems, their centre-halves were as good as I've seen in this division, so it was very difficult."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Crawley Town

  • 25 Shearer
  • 03 Howell
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 28 Davis Booked
  • 08 Torres
  • 11 Simpson
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 Bulman (Akpan - 88' )
  • 27 Drury (Doughty - 86' )
  • 09 Tubbs (Akinde - 88' )
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 04 Mills
  • 06 Akpan
  • 21 Doughty
  • 17 Akinde

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 03 Webster
  • 05 James
  • 15 Austin
  • 24 Amankwaah
  • 11 Palmer
  • 17 Phillips (McGrath - 58' )
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 21 Gurrieri (Richards - 58' )
  • 26 Bolder Booked (Taylor - 76' )
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 01 Poole
  • 04 Stanton
  • 06 McGrath
  • 13 Taylor
  • 09 Richards
Ref: Pawson
Att: 3,001

Match Stats

Shots

27 3

On target

12 2

Corners

9 2

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +12:10 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:10 Booking

Booking The referee shows Claude Davis a yellow card.

90:00 +3:57

Claude Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma.

90:00 +0:01

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot.

88:57

Michael Doughty has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

87:11 Substitution

Substitution Hope Akpan replaces Dannie Bulman.

87:11 Substitution

Substitution John Akinde on for Matthew Tubbs.

85:41 Substitution

Substitution Michael Doughty joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Drury.

84:25

Corner from left by-line taken by Andy Drury.

84:13

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a brilliant save.

82:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Tubbs - Crawley 3 - 0 Burton Matthew Tubbs scores a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 3-0 Burton Albion.

77:18

Unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by John McGrath results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Howell.

75:44 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Adam Bolder.

73:11

The assistant referee flags for offside against Calvin Zola. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.

72:02

Dean Howell concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Amankwaah. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

70:39

Josh Simpson concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Palmer. Aaron Webster takes the direct free kick.

70:02

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Matthew Tubbs takes a shot.

69:40

Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

68:32

Tyrone Barnett challenges Aaron Webster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

67:19

Shot by Sergio Torres from outside the box goes over the net.

66:38

Sergio Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacques Maghoma. Jacques Maghoma restarts play with the free kick.

65:10

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save made by Scott Shearer.

63:10

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury, Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

60:39

Matthew Tubbs has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

59:55

The official flags Tyrone Barnett offside. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

59:41

Shot from just outside the area by Tyrone Barnett goes over the bar.

59:00

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kevin Amankwaah misses to the right of the target.

57:48 Substitution

Substitution (Burton Albion) makes a substitution, with John McGrath coming on for Jimmy Phillips.

57:48 Substitution

Substitution Andres Gurrieri goes off and Justin Richards comes on.

55:24

Assist on the goal came from Matthew Tubbs.

55:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Aaron Webster - Crawley 2 - 0 Burton Aaron Webster concedes an own goal. Crawley Town 2-0 Burton Albion.

55:19

A cross is delivered by Matthew Tubbs.

53:33

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Drury. Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Blocked by Tony James. Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Austin.

52:04

Tyrone Barnett has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

50:57

Jacques Maghoma challenges Matthew Tubbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle McFadzean.

49:54

Shot from long range by Sergio Torres misses to the left of the goal.

49:13

Matthew Tubbs is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Tony James.

46:23

Unfair challenge on Aaron Webster by Tyrone Barnett results in a free kick. Ross Atkins takes the direct free kick.

45:21

Corner taken by Andy Drury.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:57 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:55

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:53

Matthew Tubbs fouled by Tony James, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Tubbs.

45:00 +0:09

Andy Drury takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

44:18

Foul by Kyle McFadzean on Tony James, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

43:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Drury by Calvin Zola. David Hunt takes the direct free kick.

41:30

Matthew Tubbs produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

36:07

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer played to the near post, clearance made by Kyle McFadzean.

34:09

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer. Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hunt on Jacques Maghoma. Free kick taken by Chris Palmer.

33:20

Andres Gurrieri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Corner taken by Andy Drury from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Calvin Zola. Dean Howell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

31:17

Unfair challenge on Matthew Tubbs by Adam Bolder results in a free kick. Centre by Andy Drury, Josh Simpson takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

27:57

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tyrone Barnett goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

24:47

Header from deep inside the area by Tyrone Barnett goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

23:32

Kyle McFadzean fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.

21:57

Kyle McFadzean provided the assist for the goal.

21:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Claude Davis - Crawley 1 - 0 Burton Claude Davis scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-0 Burton Albion.

18:50

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Kyle McFadzean gets a block in.

18:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Howell by Kevin Amankwaah. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.

17:49

Shot from deep inside the area by Matthew Tubbs clears the crossbar.

17:33

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Chris Palmer gets a block in.

16:57

Corner taken by Andy Drury, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

13:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Barnett on Tony James. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.

12:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Simpson on Chris Palmer. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

12:18

Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

10:24

Andy Drury decides to take the corner short. Corner taken by Andy Drury from the left by-line played to the near post, Shot from just outside the box by Sergio Torres goes over the bar.

9:12

Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

9:12 Booking

Booking Adam Bolder is cautioned.

8:15

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Chris Palmer. Adam Bolder handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

5:11

The referee blows for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

1:56

Kyle McFadzean fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.

1:01

Unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Jimmy Phillips results in a free kick. Andy Drury restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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