John Gregory's Crawley came from behind to hand League One leaders Wolves their first defeat in 11 matches.

James Henry's deflected 25-yarder gave Wolves the lead on 24 minutes.

But, within eight minutes, it was 2-1, Billy Clarke taking advantage of a defensive mix-up to level before Matt Tubbs went clear to chip the ball over advancing Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme.

Table-topping topplers

This was the third time this season that Crawley have beaten the team on top of the table following previous wins over Peterborough and Orient.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett made an early substitution, bringing on Leon Clarke to switch to 4-4-2 but without success.

Crawley held on to move within 12 points of the play-off zone, with three matches in hand on sixth-placed Peterborough.

Tubbs continued his goal-scoring spree, hitting his seventh in eight games before a sell-out crowd of 5,680 at the Broadfield Stadium.

Wolves, who went into the game boasting 19 clean sheets, having shipped just two goals in their previous 10 games, had not lost since their last trip round the M25 to the south-east side of London at Gillingham on 3 January, when they lost 1-0.

Crawley Town first-team coach Guy Whittingham told BBC Surrey:

"It's the players that need all the congratulations, you can say what you like in training but they've got to go out there and do it and they did.

"In football you say the most dangerous time is just when you score so we proved that and again you have to give credit to the players for not dropping their heads and for keeping up the standards.

"All the players trust in the staff in what their doing, you know when there's down time and when there's time to work and that's going well at the moment."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 15 Bulman
  • 04 Connolly
  • 12 Walsh
  • 07 Clarke
  • 21 Jones
  • 18 Tubbs (Proctor - 68' )
  • 10 Drury
  • 11 Simpson

Substitutes

  • 08 Torres
  • 14 Proctor
  • 16 Kaikai
  • 17 Boateng
  • 25 Maddison
  • 28 Dicker
  • 29 Connolly

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 26 Golbourne
  • 11 McDonald
  • 06 Batth
  • 05 Stearman
  • 07 Henry Booked
  • 19 Price (Evans - 74' )
  • 40 Dicko
  • 27 Jacobs (Clarke - 36' )
  • 10 Sako (Edwards - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Doherty
  • 03 Elokobi
  • 04 Edwards
  • 09 Clarke
  • 14 Evans
  • 20 McAlinden
  • 31 McCarey
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 5,680

Match Stats

Shots

6 11

On target

2 5

Corners

4 3

Fouls

8 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +3:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +2:01

Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:01

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +1:37

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

90:00 +1:37

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:46

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

90:00 +0:46

Foul by Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

88:36

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

88:36

Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:48 Booking

Booking James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

86:35

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

86:35

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

85:32

Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:32

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

82:41

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

81:42

Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:42

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

80:13

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

79:25

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

76:31

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

75:33

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

74:25

Hand ball by Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. David Edwards replaces Bakary Sako.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans replaces Jack Price.

72:00

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:58

Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).

70:20

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

70:20

Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:49

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

69:42

Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

67:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Matt Tubbs.

67:39

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town).

67:39

Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:00

Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:57

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

60:39

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

60:39

Foul by Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

59:37

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:37

Foul by Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

58:46

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

50:37

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

50:03

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Paul Jones.

49:51

Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

47:41

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

47:41

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:47

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

46:47

Foul by Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +3:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +0:22

Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:22

Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

39:51

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

39:31

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:32

Attempt saved. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

37:40

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

37:40

James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Leon Clarke replaces Michael Jacobs.

34:38

Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:38

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

31:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the centre of the goal.

28:30

Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

26:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Tubbs with a cross.

24:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the top right corner.

20:37

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:37

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

20:01

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

20:01

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

19:22

Hand ball by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

18:35

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

18:00

(Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:57

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town).

17:35

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

15:46

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

11:20

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

11:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

8:41

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

8:41

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

4:37

Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

3:31

Attempt blocked. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

1:28

Attempt missed. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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