Crawley eased to victory over struggling Bournemouth, who have won just once in 12 games in all competitions this season.

Hope Akpan gave the hosts the lead, firing in from near the penalty spot, before Joe Walsh's header doubled the advantage.

Lee Barnard pulled one back when he converted a cross from Charlie Daniels.

But Nicky Adams made it 3-1 when he beat David James after latching on to Nicky Ajose's pass.

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Crawley Town boss Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"We set out with a game-plan and we knew that they would try to keep it. We tried to win it back in certain areas and I can't remember them having loads of shots.

"We want to play the right way and we recognise that tonight wasn't probably going to be that way because there was a mistake in somebody somewhere.

"We decided if we were going to play, we were going to in the right half and I thought we did that."

Bournemouth manager Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"Before every single game we do set-plays, and you do every little bit of detail. But you've conceded four goals in the last two games from set-plays. People are responsible for doing their jobs. It's very difficult to accept.

"The team of late have been chopped and changed because of injuries. Twelve injuries make a difference to any squad.

"In football you don't quit. Never quit on the pitch, never quit off the pitch."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 12 Walsh
  • 19 Byrne
  • 28 Davis (Connolly - 46' )
  • 06 Akpan
  • 11 Simpson
  • 16 Adams
  • 21 Jones (Bulman - 85' )
  • 09 Alexander
  • 14 Ajose (Forte - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Kuipers
  • 04 Connolly
  • 13 Hunt
  • 07 Clarke
  • 08 Torres
  • 15 Bulman
  • 10 Forte

AFC Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 04 Zubar Booked
  • 11 Daniels Booked
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison Booked
  • 26 Hughes
  • 30 Davids (Partington - 53' )
  • 32 O'Kane (Fletcher - 78' )
  • 35 Carmichael
  • 14 Demouge (Tubbs - 11' )
  • 28 Barnard

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 03 Cook
  • 06 Partington
  • 12 Fogden
  • 33 Fletcher
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 22 Grabban
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 2,928

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

9 5

Corners

8 3

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Mark Connolly. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

90:00 +1:22

Hope Akpan takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Partington.

90:00 +0:52

Gary Alexander fouled by Richard Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Adams takes the free kick.

88:35

Nathan Byrne takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

85:22

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, Mark Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miles Addison. David James takes the free kick.

84:54 Substitution

Substitution Mike Jones leaves the field to be replaced by Dannie Bulman.

84:16

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, Shot from inside the area by Joe Walsh clears the bar.

83:36

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save by David James.

83:10 Booking

Booking Miles Addison is booked.

81:47

Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Miles Addison results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

80:51

Matt Tubbs takes a inswinging corner.

80:03

Joe Walsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tubbs. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Richard Hughes, blocked by Gary Alexander.

79:36

Charlie Daniels takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

77:01 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Steve Fletcher coming on for Eunan O'Kane.

76:41 Booking

Booking Charlie Daniels goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

75:02 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Forte comes on in place of Nick Ajose.

74:46

Nicky Adams takes a corner.

73:49

David James makes a clearance.

73:49 Booking

Booking Stephane Zubar is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

73:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line,

72:49

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Adams, David James makes a clearance.

72:29

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Save made by David James.

69:45

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Mat Sadler takes the direct free kick.

68:24

The official flags Gary Alexander offside. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.

67:47

Nick Ajose fouled by Josh Carmichael, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

64:12

Effort on goal by Josh Simpson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

63:41

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Tommy Elphick gets a block in.

61:18

Assist by Nick Ajose.

61:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Adams - Crawley 3 - 1 Bournem'th Nicky Adams finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 3-1 Bournemouth.

57:23

Unfair challenge on Nick Ajose by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams.

56:26

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Nathan Byrne gets a block in.

55:18

Nick Ajose fouled by Tommy Elphick, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

53:52

Foul by Gary Alexander on Joe Partington, free kick awarded. Richard Hughes takes the free kick.

53:23

Long distance shot from Joe Partington misses to the left of the net.

52:30 Substitution

Substitution Lorenzo Davids goes off and Joe Partington comes on.

51:15

Assist by Charlie Daniels.

51:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Barnard - Crawley 2 - 1 Bournem'th Lee Barnard gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-1 Bournemouth.

48:35

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Comfortable save by David James.

48:13

Mike Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Lorenzo Davids.

47:44

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the right by-line, clearance by Charlie Daniels.

46:52

Unfair challenge on Nicky Adams by Josh Carmichael results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Nicky Adams, Charlie Daniels manages to make a clearance.

45:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Tubbs on Mark Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Mark Connolly coming on for Claude Davis.

45:00 +5:01 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +3:37

Mat Sadler gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tubbs. Richard Hughes crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

45:00 +1:55

Short corner taken by Nicky Adams.

45:00 +1:31

Nick Ajose takes a shot. Save by David James.

44:23

The assist for the goal came from Mat Sadler.

44:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Walsh - Crawley 2 - 0 Bournem'th Joe Walsh finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Crawley Town 2-0 Bournemouth.

43:52

Charlie Daniels concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Byrne. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Mat Sadler,

41:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Richard Hughes.

36:41

Foul by Lee Barnard on Josh Simpson, free kick awarded. Nathan Byrne takes the free kick.

35:26

Corner taken left-footed by Richard Hughes.

34:06

Hope Akpan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Zubar. Richard Hughes takes the free kick.

30:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Hope Akpan - Crawley 1 - 0 Bournem'th Hope Akpan finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Crawley Town 1-0 Bournemouth.

29:20

Nicky Adams decides to take the corner short.

26:25

Stephane Zubar fouled by Nicky Adams, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Elphick takes the direct free kick.

20:31

Eunan O'Kane takes a shot. Brilliant save by Paul Jones.

18:51

Effort from outside the box by Lee Barnard goes wide right of the target.

17:16

Lee Barnard challenges Hope Akpan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Walsh.

16:22

The offside flag is raised against Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

15:31

Unfair challenge on Matt Tubbs by Claude Davis results in a free kick. Josh Carmichael crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

15:11

Hope Akpan concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Tubbs. Direct free kick taken by Richard Hughes.

11:34

Foul by Josh Simpson on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Matt Tubbs from the free kick.

10:16 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs is brought on as a substitute for Frank Demouge.

6:17

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

3:39

Eunan O'Kane fouled by Nicky Adams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David James.

1:46

Claude Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard. Charlie Daniels takes the direct free kick.

1:02

The referee blows for offside against Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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