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Crawley Town 2-1 Leyton Orient

Crawley Town's Andy Drury heads his side's winner past Leyton Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones

Crawley Town's third consecutive win put an end to Leyton Orient's hopes of earning automatic promotion.

Both sides wasted early openings but the O's, who have now won once in seven games, fell behind when Gwion Edwards fired a low shot into the corner.

David Mooney then went close for the visitors, who equalised through a toe-poked effort by Chris Dagnall.

But Andy Drury's header from a Mike Jones cross ensured victory for mid-table Crawley.

Mooney might have levelled for Orient, but his low shot was saved by goalkeeper Paul Jones and the striker also had an injury-time shot cleared off the line.

A point would have meant that the O's could still have drawn level on points with Brentford.

But their win over Preston North End, coupled with Orient's defeat and Rotherham's loss at leaders Wolves, means the Bees are promoted to the Championship.

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"We deserved the victory today, we knew it was going to be difficult and today was a very close game.

"I'm so proud of our boys, we've played three games in seven days. It's been a monumental ask. The way they wear the shirt makes me proud.

"Kyle McFadzean is my John Terry, he's been amazing for this football club. I was exceptionally proud of his performance today."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Sadler
  • 10Drury
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forTorresat 86'minutes
  • 15Bulman
  • 18TubbsSubstituted forProctorat 60'minutes
  • 26Edwards
  • 21Jones

Substitutes

  • 6Essam
  • 8Torres
  • 9Fallon
  • 14Proctor
  • 19Monakana
  • 25Maddison
  • 28Dicker

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forNessat 79'minutes
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8JamesSubstituted forLundstramat 66'minutes
  • 10Mooney
  • 23DagnallSubstituted forBattat 66'minutes
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 19Lasimant
  • 24Lundstram
  • 25Simpson
  • 29Ness
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
4,387

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1.

Hand ball by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Sergio Torres replaces Josh Simpson.

Attempt missed. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Jamie Ness replaces Romain Vincelot.

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

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Andy Drury (Crawley Town).

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Leyton Orient 1. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Jones.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. John Lundstram replaces Lloyd James.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Chris Dagnall.

Hand ball by David Mooney (Leyton Orient).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jamie Proctor replaces Matt Tubbs.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

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

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

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

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves43299582295396
2Brentford43279767373090
3Leyton Orient432311979413880
4Rotherham432213881552679
5Preston432116663412279
6Peterborough43214186455967
7Swindon43189166155663
8Port Vale43186195870-1260
9Sheff Utd421611154343059
10MK Dons43177195858058
11Walsall431415144644257
12Crawley421413154650-455
13Bradford431217145351253
14Bristol City431217146665153
15Gillingham43156225774-1751
16Oldham421311184757-1050
17Coventry431611167274-249
18Colchester431113194860-1246
19Tranmere431210215175-2446
20Crewe431210215279-2746
21Carlisle421111204268-2644
22Notts County43134266076-1643
23Shrewsbury43914203955-1641
24Stevenage43109244265-2339
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