Crawley Town's third consecutive win put an end to Leyton Orient's hopes of earning automatic promotion.

Both sides wasted early openings but the O's, who have now won once in seven games, fell behind when Gwion Edwards fired a low shot into the corner.

David Mooney then went close for the visitors, who equalised through a toe-poked effort by Chris Dagnall.

But Andy Drury's header from a Mike Jones cross ensured victory for mid-table Crawley.

Mooney might have levelled for Orient, but his low shot was saved by goalkeeper Paul Jones and the striker also had an injury-time shot cleared off the line.

A point would have meant that the O's could still have drawn level on points with Brentford.

But their win over Preston North End, coupled with Orient's defeat and Rotherham's loss at leaders Wolves, means the Bees are promoted to the Championship.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"We deserved the victory today, we knew it was going to be difficult and today was a very close game.

"I'm so proud of our boys, we've played three games in seven days. It's been a monumental ask. The way they wear the shirt makes me proud.

"Kyle McFadzean is my John Terry, he's been amazing for this football club. I was exceptionally proud of his performance today."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 04 Connolly
  • 03 Sadler
  • 10 Drury
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 12 Walsh
  • 11 Simpson (Torres - 86' )
  • 15 Bulman
  • 18 Tubbs (Proctor - 60' )
  • 26 Edwards
  • 21 Jones

Substitutes

  • 06 Essam
  • 08 Torres
  • 09 Fallon
  • 14 Proctor
  • 19 Monakana
  • 25 Maddison
  • 28 Dicker

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 04 Vincelot (Ness - 79' )
  • 15 Clarke
  • 06 Baudry
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 08 James (Lundstram - 66' )
  • 10 Mooney
  • 23 Dagnall (Batt - 66' )
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 12 Larkins
  • 14 Batt
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 24 Lundstram
  • 25 Simpson
  • 29 Ness
Ref: Mick Russell
Att: 4,387

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

6 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

7 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

90:00 +3:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

90:00 +3:02

Hand ball by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

90:00 +2:33

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

90:00 +2:27

Attempt blocked. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

90:00 +1:28

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

85:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Sergio Torres replaces Josh Simpson.

79:14

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

79:00

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:59

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

78:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Romain Vincelot.

77:40

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

76:38

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:00

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

76:00

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:41

Attempt saved. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

73:04

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Jones.

67:15

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

67:15

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. John Lundstram replaces Lloyd James.

65:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

63:57

Hand ball by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

63:01

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

62:43

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

62:25

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

62:11

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

59:38 Substitution

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

59:17

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

57:19

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:17

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

53:17

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

52:53

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

49:53

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

49:53

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

48:00

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

47:56

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

46:27

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

46:27

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

45:43

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

45:29

Attempt blocked. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 1.

45:00 +0:49

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

42:33

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:39

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:39

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

39:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 1. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Cuthbert.

38:19

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

36:22

Hand ball by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

33:35

Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

33:16

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

32:29

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

32:29

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

30:52

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

30:02

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

28:31

Attempt missed. Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

28:11

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

26:16

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Leyton Orient 0. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dannie Bulman.

24:15

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:15

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

22:12

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

21:13

Attempt saved. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

20:54

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

18:29

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:29

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

12:47

Foul by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

12:47

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

12:02

Attempt missed. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

8:47

Attempt saved. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

3:15

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

3:15

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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