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Crawley Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Brad Inman's late goal earned Crewe a vital win at Crawley to aid their fight to beat the drop from League One.

Uche Ikpeazu finished from close range for Crewe, after Paul Jones parried Mathias Pogba's shot into his path.

Crawley then levelled on 69 minutes when Jamie Proctor found the top corner with an angled, long-range drive.

Substitute Inman won it 10 minutes from time, steering in Byron Moore's pass, keeping 21st-placed Crewe in the bottom four now only on goal difference.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Sussex:

John Gregory

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"When we got back to 1-1 there was only going to one winner and would have actually settled for a point at that stage.

"It's game after game for us and we've tried to mix it up. I thought Gary Dicker and Sergio Torres were probably our two best players because they came in very fresh.

"It's probably the amount of games which has started to tell on one or two. They're not quite as fresh as they have been, like when we played Wolves, which is barely three weeks ago. And we've not won since then.

"It doesn't disguise the fact that we haven't scored enough and have found ourselves defeated in the last five games, which is a huge shock to me."

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I was delighted for Brad that he has come on and got his goal. He was left out simply because I didn't think he has done enough in the past few games. I chose to leave him out and got the reaction I wanted.

"I knew not playing would hurt him. We thought that, with his pace, he could get in behind. It was a great pass and he did exactly what we wanted him to do.

"We dug in when we needed to and it is a great three points. We will keep fighting and just look after ourselves.

"f we can get our results then the rest will look after itself. We know what we have to do and not worry too much about the others."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Sadler
  • 11Simpson
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 42mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 21JonesSubstituted forMonakanaat 58'minutes
  • 8Torres
  • 7B ClarkeSubstituted forProctorat 58'minutes
  • 9FallonBooked at 26minsSubstituted forKaikaiat 87'minutes
  • 28DickerBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 14Proctor
  • 16Boateng
  • 17Kaikai
  • 19Monakana
  • 25Maddison
  • 26Edwards
  • 29Connolly

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2TootleBooked at 90mins
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42GrantBooked at 82mins
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 30IkpeazuBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOliverat 66'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forInmanat 73'minutes
  • 26AnekeSubstituted forRayat 87'minutes
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 8Osman
  • 12Ray
  • 14Inman
  • 19Oliver
  • 29Waters
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,024

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Sullay Kaikai replaces Rory Fallon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Ray replaces Chukwuemeka Aneke.

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Mathias Pogba.

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

Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Gary Dicker (Crawley Town).

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jeffrey Monakana replaces Michael Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Billy Clarke.

Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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