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Crawley Town 0-0 Swindon Town

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:

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Not getting luck - Barker

"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."

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

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."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 2Hurst
  • 3Sadler
  • 11Simpson
  • 4Connolly
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 57mins
  • 10DrurySubstituted forSinclairat 73'minutes
  • 15Bulman
  • 14ProctorSubstituted forAlexanderat 73'minutes
  • 7B Clarke
  • 16Adams

Substitutes

  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 12Walsh
  • 20Sinclair
  • 21Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 25Maddison

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 3ByrneBooked at 87mins
  • 4Luongo
  • 5Hall
  • 22Ward
  • 7HarleySubstituted forMasonat 74'minutes
  • 15KasimBooked at 45mins
  • 33Ajose
  • 12N'GuessanSubstituted forPritchardat 68'minutes
  • 19Thompson

Substitutes

  • 8Mason
  • 11Pritchard
  • 20Storey
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 29Branco
  • 34El-Gabbas
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
2,868

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

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

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Emile Sinclair.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

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

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

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Hurst.

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Ryan Mason replaces Ryan Harley.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Emile Sinclair replaces Andy Drury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander replaces Jamie Proctor.

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

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

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town).

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

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves1813412243
2Leyton Orient1813322542
3Preston189721034
4Brentford181044934
5Peterborough181026932
6Bradford187741128
7Rotherham18774528
8Swindon18837827
9Walsall18765427
10Port Vale18828-226
11MK Dons17647122
12Crawley18576-422
13Coventry18945521
14Oldham17638-221
15Colchester18495-421
16Gillingham18639-521
17Carlisle18567-1121
18Shrewsbury18477-319
19Stevenage185211-1117
20Tranmere18459-1217
21Sheff Utd184410-1016
22Bristol City18297-515
23Crewe183411-2613
24Notts County183213-1411
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