Stevenage 1-2 Crawley Town

Crawley scored twice in four second-half minutes to come from behind and beat Stevenage in League One.

Robin Shroot, who signed a two-year contract extension on Friday, put the home side ahead when he latched on to David Gray's centre.

Hope Akpan tucked home on the rebound to make it 1-1, while Dannie Bulman's long-range strike won it for Crawley.

It was the hosts' first game since the death of Mitchell Cole and both sides observed a minute's silence.

Cole, who helped Stevenage win the 2007 FA Trophy, passed away earlier this month.

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Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

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Long-awaited win pleases Barker

"We deserved this win. It was no worse performance than we've had over the past two or three weeks.

"We had some luck with the second goal but I thought the attitude of the players was fantastic.

"The way we played, passed the ball and trusted each other - this team are a good bunch to work with."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Stevenage

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Gray
  • 03 Hills (Freeman - 75' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 22 Comminges (Charles - 75' )
  • 29 Ngala
  • 06 Tansey
  • 08 Dunne
  • 32 Shroot
  • 09 Haber (Agyemang - 83' )
  • 11 Akins

Substitutes

  • 27 Horlock
  • 04 Charles
  • 17 Ball
  • 25 Risser
  • 15 Freeman
  • 20 Rogers
  • 24 Agyemang

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 13 Hunt
  • 28 Davis (Walsh - 46' )
  • 06 Akpan Booked
  • 11 Simpson
  • 15 Bulman
  • 16 Adams (Akinde - 89' )
  • 21 Jones
  • 09 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 25 Kuipers
  • 12 Walsh
  • 08 Torres
  • 10 Clifford
  • 14 Ajose
  • 17 Akinde
  • 23 Jonte Smith
Ref: Oliver
Att: 3,066

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

4 8

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:51

Dannie Bulman concedes a free kick for a foul on Greg Tansey. Greg Tansey takes the direct free kick, Hope Akpan takes a shot. Save made by Steve Arnold. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Freeman.

90:00 +1:05

Lucas Akins takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman.

88:52 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Adams leaves the field to be replaced by John Akinde.

87:30

Foul by Darius Charles on Mike Jones, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

86:40

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman from the left by-line, save by Paul Jones.

81:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Freeman from the right by-line.

81:11 Substitution

Substitution Patrick Agyemang replaces Marcus Haber.

81:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Steve Arnold. Steve Arnold restarts play with the free kick.

79:27

Effort from outside the penalty box by Greg Tansey goes wide left of the target.

76:38

Handball by Mat Sadler. Greg Tansey takes the free kick.

75:34

Foul by Josh Simpson on James Dunne, free kick awarded. Greg Tansey restarts play with the free kick.

73:57 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hills goes off and Luke Freeman comes on.

73:57 Substitution

Substitution Darius Charles is brought on as a substitute for Miguel Comminges.

72:14

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Blocked by David Gray. Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Miguel Comminges.

71:46

The referee penalises Lucas Akins for handball. Mark Connolly takes the free kick.

71:25

Robin Shroot produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Dannie Bulman - Stevenage 1 - 2 Crawley Dannie Bulman scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-2 Crawley Town.

66:46

The official flags Gary Alexander offside. Steve Arnold takes the free kick.

64:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Hope Akpan - Stevenage 1 - 1 Crawley A goal is scored by Hope Akpan from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stevenage 1-1 Crawley Town.

63:56

Nicky Adams takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

63:14

The ball is crossed by David Hunt, Hope Akpan takes a shot. Save made by Steve Arnold.

62:13

The ball is sent over by Josh Simpson, save by Steve Arnold.

59:35

Hope Akpan produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

57:09 Booking

Booking The referee books Hope Akpan for unsporting behaviour.

56:32

Foul by David Hunt on James Dunne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

54:51

David Gray produces a cross,

54:41

Assist by David Gray.

54:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Robin Shroot - Stevenage 1 - 0 Crawley A goal is scored by Robin Shroot from close in low into the middle of the goal. Stevenage 1-0 Crawley Town.

51:55

The referee blows for offside. Steve Arnold takes the indirect free kick.

49:21

Greg Tansey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:25

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lucas Akins. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

46:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mike Jones by Greg Tansey. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Joe Walsh coming on for Claude Davis.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:59

The ball is crossed by David Hunt, save by Steve Arnold.

45:00 +0:33

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams.

45:00 +0:21

The ball is delivered by David Hunt, clearance by David Gray.

44:21

Nicky Adams produces a cross, Gary Alexander takes a shot. Blocked by Bondz N'Gala.

42:35

Marcus Haber gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

41:40

The ball is sent over by David Gray, Paul Jones makes a save.

41:17

Centre by David Gray.

38:54

Effort on goal by Hope Akpan from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

36:52

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Greg Tansey makes a clearance.

35:53

Corner taken right-footed by Nicky Adams from the left by-line, Lucas Akins manages to make a clearance.

35:38

Lee Hills takes a shot. Mat Sadler gets a block in.

34:38

Robin Shroot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hunt. David Hunt restarts play with the free kick.

32:54

Foul by Lucas Akins on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Mark Connolly takes the indirect free kick.

31:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hunt on Greg Tansey. Steve Arnold takes the free kick.

30:52

Corner taken by Robin Shroot from the right by-line, clearance made by Claude Davis.

27:08

The referee blows for offside against Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

26:49

Foul by Greg Tansey on Mike Jones, free kick awarded. Dannie Bulman takes the free kick.

26:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly by Marcus Haber. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

25:03

A cross is delivered by Hope Akpan, clearance made by Miguel Comminges.

24:49

David Gray produces a cross, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.

20:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mark Roberts. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

20:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Tansey by Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by David Gray.

19:11

The referee gives a free kick against Greg Tansey for handball. Mark Connolly takes the indirect free kick. The official flags Gary Alexander offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Arnold.

18:37

The ball is delivered by David Hunt, save made by Steve Arnold.

17:09

Greg Tansey fouled by Josh Simpson, the ref awards a free kick. David Gray takes the free kick.

12:08

The ball is crossed by Lucas Akins, save by Paul Jones.

10:17

Centre by Lee Hills, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.

7:42

Greg Tansey takes a shot. Mat Sadler gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Robin Shroot.

5:48

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams. Inswinging corner taken by Mat Sadler.

4:41

Miguel Comminges concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Jones. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

4:15

Mike Jones takes a shot. Save by Steve Arnold.

3:14

Lee Hills sends in a cross. Unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Marcus Haber results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Jones.

2:05

Effort from the edge of the area by Mike Jones goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:11

Nicky Adams crosses the ball.

0:00

The game begins.

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