Swindon had Nathan Byrne sent off late on but held firm to draw at Crawley.

The defender was dismissed after collecting a second yellow card with three minutes of the game remaining.

Earlier, Nicky Ajose came close to winning it for Swindon, hitting a post after latching onto Ryan Mason's pass.

Crawley, who have now drawn three consecutive matches, came close through Jamie Proctor's header and Mark Connolly's shot but visiting goalkeeper Wes Foderingham kept out both attempts.

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Crawley manager Richie Barker told BBC Surrey:

"Eight shots on target, and at least another half-dozen off target, you'd expect to come away with something, but it really isn't our time at the moment.

"If you look back earlier in the season with one or two fortuitous goals we've had, maybe we've used up quite a bit of luck.

"But we'll look at the positives. We're now back in the top half, unbeaten in four, another clean sheet.

"I do understand people want to come and seen lots of goals, we've said earlier in the season we want to make it an entertaining place to come. But we've also got to grind out the odd result throughout 46 games. Its a hell of a long season, and we're not going to have it all our own way."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We set up to get something out of the game and the longer it went on, the more adventurous we became.

"I felt we had opportunities on the break that, with a little bit more care, would have got us a goal.

"If we'd also kept 11 men on the pitch we could have won the game.

"We never really looked in trouble throughout the night."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Hurst
  • 03 Sadler
  • 11 Simpson
  • 04 Connolly
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 10 Drury (Sinclair - 73' )
  • 15 Bulman
  • 14 Proctor (Alexander - 73' )
  • 07 Clarke
  • 16 Adams

Substitutes

  • 08 Torres
  • 09 Alexander
  • 12 Walsh
  • 20 Sinclair
  • 21 Jones
  • 23 Smith
  • 25 Maddison

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson
  • 03 Byrne Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Luongo
  • 05 Hall
  • 22 Ward
  • 07 Harley (Mason - 74' )
  • 15 Kasim Booked
  • 33 Ajose
  • 12 N'Guessan (Pritchard - 68' )
  • 19 Thompson

Substitutes

  • 08 Mason
  • 11 Pritchard
  • 20 Storey
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 29 Branco
  • 34 El-Gabbas
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 2,868

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

7 0

Corners

2 8

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +2:30

Delay in match Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) because of an injury.

90:00 +0:44

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90:00 +0:06

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

87:38

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

87:38

Ryan Mason (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:31

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

86:40 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

86:36

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:36

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

85:13

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Emile Sinclair.

84:41

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

84:02

Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

82:28

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:28

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

81:07

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Hurst.

81:00

Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:57

Attempt missed. Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

77:03

Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:39 Booking

Booking Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

75:28

Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

75:28

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

73:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Mason replaces Ryan Harley.

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Andy Drury.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Jamie Proctor.

70:43

Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:30

Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

69:16

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

69:16

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Alex Pritchard replaces Dany N'Guessan.

66:22

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:22

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

64:50

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:50

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

61:50

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

61:50

(Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

59:37

Delay in match Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

58:38

Foul by James Hurst (Crawley Town).

58:38

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:03

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

56:23 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

56:10

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

56:10

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:03

Attempt missed. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

49:53

Attempt blocked. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:50

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

47:32

Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:32

Foul by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town).

45:12

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +0:55

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

44:35 Booking

Booking Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

44:00

Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:54

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

41:05

Attempt missed. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:58

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jamie Proctor.

37:17

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Billy Clarke.

35:14

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:14

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

33:15

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

33:15

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:55

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

28:02

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

27:51

Attempt saved. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

26:56

Hand ball by Nicholas Ajose (Swindon Town).

24:36

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

24:36

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:47

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

23:47

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:26

Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:26

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

19:43

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

19:36

Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:31

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

12:34

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

10:35

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

10:08

Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:06

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

9:12

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

9:12

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

3:02

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:26

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

0:26

Darren Ward (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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