Izale McLeod scored his third goal in as many games as Crawley beat 10-man Swindon to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Striker McLeod, who scored in recent 1-0 wins against Barnsley and Ipswich, converted a second-half penalty after he had been fouled by Louis Thompson, who was shown a straight red card.

Swindon's Yasir Kasim tried to reply but was denied by keeper Brian Jensen.

But Crawley almost scored again when Gwion Edwards hit the bar late on.

Crawley assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

Groves on Crawley v Swindon

"We're very pleased because we faced a difficult week and another difficult fixture today and when you take into account how the game panned out it was an excellent week for us.

"In terms of the quality our players, they have shown a resilience, they've shown excellent levels of fitness and togetherness.

"They've answered more questions at times and they've stuck in and you know in the second half we get that one opportunity to put it away and Izale takes it and we take the three points."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

Cooper on Crawley v Swindon

"The referee is just inside our half when Louis Thompson makes contact with the ball. He's give a penalty from the halfway line when he can't see. He knew he had made a mistake.

"I thought we were outstanding. It was a totally one-sided game and we dominated the football.

"You can't play that well and lose many games I don't think - that's the lesson for the players."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jensen
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Dickson
  • 08 Smith
  • 05 Leacock
  • 12 Walsh
  • 07 Edwards (O'Connor - 86' )
  • 04 Henderson (Bawling - 77' Booked )
  • 21 Tomlin Booked (Banya - 63' )
  • 09 McLeod
  • 06 Bradley

Substitutes

  • 14 Young
  • 15 Banya
  • 17 Rose
  • 20 Bawling
  • 22 O'Connor
  • 23 Richefond
  • 25 Spiegel

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 03 Byrne
  • 23 Barthram (Randall-Hurran - 68' )
  • 29 Branco Booked
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 02 Thompson
  • 04 Luongo
  • 08 Kasim
  • 07 Gladwin (Williams - 45' )
  • 09 Smith
  • 19 Thompson Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 10 Williams
  • 15 Lelan
  • 16 Waldon
  • 18 Barker
  • 25 Belford
  • 31 Randall-Hurran
  • 32 Marshall
Ref: James Linington
Att: 2,710

Match Stats

Shots

8 26

On target

3 7

Corners

3 16

Fouls

10 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 0.

90:00 +3:07

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

90:00 +3:00

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

90:00 +2:57

Foul by Charles Banya (Crawley Town).

90:00 +2:04 Booking

Booking Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

88:50

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

88:50

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:08

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

85:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Emmett O'Connor replaces Gwion Edwards.

84:43

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

84:20

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

83:18

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

78:36

Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

78:13

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

77:58

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

77:40

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

76:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Conor Henderson.

75:19

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

74:16

Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

73:47

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

73:21

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

70:52

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

69:40

Attempt blocked. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

68:00

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:59

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

67:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Will Randall-Hurran replaces Jack Barthram.

64:53

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

64:53

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

63:26

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

63:26

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:02

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

62:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Charles Banya replaces Gavin Tomlin.

61:26

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

61:26

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:33

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

60:27

Attempt blocked. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:13

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

58:56

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Gavin Tomlin.

58:47

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

58:20

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

57:45

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

52:34

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

52:34

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

50:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 0. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

50:13 Dismissal

Dismissal Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the red card.

50:06

Penalty conceded by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

50:06

Penalty Crawley Town. Izale McLeod draws a foul in the penalty area.

49:11

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

49:03

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

48:57

Attempt blocked. Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

47:22

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

47:12

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Andy Williams replaces Ben Gladwin.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

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

45:00 +0:12

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

45:00 +0:12

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:27

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

43:38

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

43:38

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

43:23 Booking

Booking Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

41:00

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

40:59

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

40:08 Booking

Booking Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

40:00

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

40:00

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:22

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

36:51

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

34:58

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

33:56

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

32:32

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

32:32

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

30:18

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

30:18

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:44

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

26:04

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:04

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

25:19

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

17:57

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

17:38

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

17:14

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

17:07

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:58

Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

16:42

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

16:32

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:16

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

15:07

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

14:17

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

12:34

Foul by Louis Thompson (Swindon Town).

12:34

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:50

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

10:37

Attempt saved. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

9:46

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

8:41

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

8:41

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:47

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

7:47

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:22

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

7:15

Attempt blocked. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

6:46

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

6:46

Foul by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town).

5:37

Attempt missed. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

4:34

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

4:34

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

0:41

Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:41

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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