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Crawley Town 1-0 Peterborough United

Matt Tubbs hit his fifth goal in five games to give Crawley a 1-0 win over Peterborough.

Crawley started well in a game in which both sides had chances, with Posh's Ben Nugent having a header saved before Tubbs' effort was blocked.

The deadlock was finally broken after Jack Baldwin handled in the box, and Tubbs kept his nerve to calmly slot past Bobby Olejnik from the spot.

Crawley climb to 13th, and have up to six games in hand on their rivals.

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Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson spoke to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"I thought we were going to win it. I thought first 15 minutes they started really well so I changed the formation. After that I thought we got general control of the game.

"Second half the final thing that let us down was composure. It looked like it was going to be 0-0 but unfortunately the referee has given the penalty.

"It was a hand ball but he [Jack Baldwin] handled it because the striker has pushed him onto it. The referee has to see it, he hasn't, he's given a penalty and we've lost the game.

"If a game of football was to sum up the season I think today would be it because we've lost another game to a team in the bottom 10. It's just been too inconsistent."

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Guy Whittingham: Crawley coach after Peterborough win.

Crawley head coach Guy Whittingham told BBC Sussex:

"I thought we started the game really well and we had three chances in the first half and then we let them back into the game.

"Peterborough are always going to cause you problems.

"We maybe got that luck at the end when the ball was put into the box and it was a penalty. Matt Tubbs has been practising his penalties but not those ones."

"the pressure was on him from last week when you scored one and we felt he was going to bury it into the corner but he calmly chipped it over the keeper."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4Connolly
  • 3SadlerBooked at 43mins
  • 28DickerSubstituted forDruryat 56'minutes
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 21Jones
  • 15Bulman
  • 16KaikaiSubstituted forProctorat 45'minutes
  • 18TubbsBooked at 87minsSubstituted forConnollyat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Simpson

Substitutes

  • 8Torres
  • 9Fallon
  • 10Drury
  • 14Proctor
  • 17Boateng
  • 25Maddison
  • 29Connolly

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 20Knight-PercivalSubstituted forMcQuoidat 88'minutes
  • 11McCann
  • 4Brisley
  • 22NugentSubstituted forBaldwinat 81'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forWashingtonat 58'minutes
  • 6BostwickBooked at 12mins
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 21Ajose
  • 14Rowe

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baldwin
  • 8Payne
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 24Washington
  • 36McQuoid
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
3,663

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Peterborough United 0.
Conor Washington (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.
Attempt saved. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Paul Connolly replaces Matt Tubbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Josh McQuoid replaces Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Booking

Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Peterborough United 0. Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty conceded by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United).
Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).
Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Andy Drury (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Jack Baldwin replaces Ben Nugent.
Foul by Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town).
Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Peterborough United).
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.
Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
Attempt missed. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).
Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.
Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.
Delay in match (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Conor Washington replaces Danny Swanson.
Foul by Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town).
Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Andy Drury replaces Gary Dicker.
Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Grant McCann (Peterborough United).
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Grant McCann.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Peterborough United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Peterborough United 0.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mark Little.

Booking

Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).
Mark Little (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).
Nicholas Ajose (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Ben Nugent (Peterborough United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.
Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Grant McCann (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).
Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3221743770
2Leyton Orient3421763570
3Brentford3220752367
4Preston34171341464
5Rotherham33171062161
6Peterborough3216412952
7Swindon3413813647
8Walsall33121110547
9MK Dons3413714246
10Port Vale3313416-843
11Bradford3391410441
12Sheff Utd3211813-441
13Crawley289118-338
14Oldham3410816-938
15Gillingham3411518-1438
16Coventry3113810337
17Carlisle3310716-1737
18Tranmere339915-1736
19Colchester3181112-435
20Bristol City3471413-735
21Crewe349817-2535
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Stevenage329419-2031
24Notts County349322-1930
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