Two goals in two minutes from Jamie Proctor saw Crawley beat Crewe to keep the Reds' slim play-off hopes alive.

Crawley striker Paul Hayes hit the bar and Alex goalkeeper Steve Phillips also produced fine saves to deny Proctor, Mustapha Dumbuya and Billy Clarke.

AJ Leitch-Smith could have put Crewe ahead but his volley, from a Chuks Aneke flick, was stopped by Paul Jones.

But Proctor scored twice, heading in from Nicky Adams's deep cross, before volleying in a second soon afterwards.

Crawley, who were put up for sale earlier this week, are now unbeaten in six matches and this victory takes them up to 12th in League One, nine points off a play-off place.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Crawley Town

  • 01 P Jones
  • 02 Dumbuya (Hunt - 72' )
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 12 Walsh
  • 07 Clarke (Torres - 83' )
  • 10 Sparrow Booked
  • 15 Bulman (Simpson - 70' )
  • 16 Adams
  • 14 Proctor
  • 28 Hayes

Substitutes

  • 25 Maddison
  • 06 Essam
  • 13 Hunt
  • 08 Torres
  • 11 Simpson
  • 21 M Jones
  • 20 Elford-Alliyu

Crewe Alexandra

  • 01 Phillips
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 12 Turton
  • 15 Robertson (Tootle - 46' )
  • 14 Mellor
  • 19 Osman
  • 27 Colclough
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore (West - 78' )
  • 32 Ellington (Aneke - 33' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 17 Ray
  • 23 West
  • 26 Aneke
  • 33 Nolan
  • 07 M Clayton
Ref: Graham
Att: 2,544

Match Stats

Shots

25 8

On target

18 5

Corners

4 5

Fouls

7 5

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

89:45

Jamie Proctor is ruled offside. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

87:20

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Proctor. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

86:22

Corner taken right-footed by Michael West from the left by-line to the near post, David Hunt manages to make a clearance.

86:02

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

85:45

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis.

81:48

Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

81:48 Substitution

Substitution Sergio Torres is brought on as a substitute for Billy Clarke.

81:48

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones. Ryan Colclough takes a outswinging corner to the near post. Billy Clarke takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in. Billy Clarke is adjudged to have handled the ball.

77:53

Josh Simpson provided the assist for the goal.

77:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Proctor - Crawley 2 - 0 Crewe Jamie Proctor fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-0 Crewe.

76:38 Substitution

Substitution Michael West comes on in place of Byron Moore.

76:38

Assist by Nicky Adams.

76:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Proctor - Crawley 1 - 0 Crewe Jamie Proctor finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Crawley Town 1-0 Crewe.

74:42

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Mark Ellis gets a block in. Paul Hayes takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

74:17

Corner taken by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Matt Tootle makes a clearance.

73:45

Paul Hayes is ruled offside. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

72:55

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Blocked by Oliver Turton.

71:07

Corner taken by Ryan Colclough from the right by-line, Matthew Sparrow manages to make a clearance.

71:07 Substitution

Substitution Mustapha Dumbuya goes off and David Hunt comes on.

71:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Colclough, Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Blocked by Joe Walsh.

69:13 Substitution

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

67:40

Jamie Proctor concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Chuks Aneke.

67:14

Byron Moore has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:02

Effort on goal by Jamie Proctor from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

63:31

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

62:15

Unfair challenge on Steve Phillips by Paul Hayes results in a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

61:44

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.

61:09

Direct free kick taken by Joe Walsh.

61:09 Booking

Booking Chuks Aneke goes into the referee's book.

60:58

Chuks Aneke challenges Dannie Bulman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60:17

Effort from a long way out by Billy Clarke goes wide left of the goal.

54:45

Effort on goal by Mat Sadler from just inside the area clears the bar.

49:59

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Ellis.

48:01

Oliver Turton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Proctor. Free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

46:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Proctor. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Gregor Robertson goes off and Matt Tootle comes on.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:07

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Hayes. The offside flag is raised against Paul Hayes. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

43:54

Effort from just outside the area by Ryan Colclough goes over the target.

43:22

Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on Billy Clarke, free kick awarded. Mat Sadler takes the direct free kick.

42:22

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

39:51

Shot by Ajay Leitch-Smith from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

37:48

The official flags Ajay Leitch-Smith offside. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

37:31

Mustapha Dumbuya takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

34:46

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Brilliant save by Paul Jones.

34:09

Mark Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

33:34

Handball by Ryan Colclough. Direct free kick taken by Mat Sadler.

32:51 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke replaces Nathan Ellington.

29:26

Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips. Corner from right by-line taken by Mat Sadler.

29:05

Joe Walsh takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.

28:27

Kelvin Mellor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mat Sadler. Mat Sadler takes the direct free kick.

25:50

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Proctor. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

23:28

Gregor Robertson takes the inswinging corner, Paul Hayes manages to make a clearance.

20:39

Mat Sadler takes the inswinging corner, Jamie Proctor takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis. Matthew Sparrow produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:58

Corner taken by Nicky Adams, clearance by Gregor Robertson.

16:02

Paul Hayes challenges Abdul Osman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

14:47

Harry Davis takes the free kick.

14:47 Booking

Booking Matthew Sparrow goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

14:34

Matthew Sparrow concedes a free kick for a foul on Ajay Leitch-Smith.

13:20

Paul Hayes takes a shot. Paul Hayes takes a shot. Kelvin Mellor gets a block in.

10:24

Jamie Proctor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

8:42

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Kelvin Mellor gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor by Nicky Adams results in a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick. Ryan Colclough takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

7:55

Foul by Abdul Osman on Matthew Sparrow, free kick awarded. Mark Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

4:27

Shot by Mat Sadler from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

0:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Matthew Sparrow. Direct free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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