Crawley Town 1-0 Swindon Town

Izale McLeod scored his third goal in as many games as Crawley beat 10-man Swindon to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Striker McLeod, who scored in recent 1-0 wins against Barnsley and Ipswich, converted a second-half penalty after he had been fouled by Louis Thompson, who was shown a straight red card.

Swindon's Yasir Kasim tried to reply but was denied by keeper Brian Jensen.

But Crawley almost scored again when Gwion Edwards hit the bar late on.

Crawley assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

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Groves on Crawley v Swindon

"We're very pleased because we faced a difficult week and another difficult fixture today and when you take into account how the game panned out it was an excellent week for us.

"In terms of the quality our players, they have shown a resilience, they've shown excellent levels of fitness and togetherness.

"They've answered more questions at times and they've stuck in and you know in the second half we get that one opportunity to put it away and Izale takes it and we take the three points."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Cooper on Crawley v Swindon

"The referee is just inside our half when Louis Thompson makes contact with the ball. He's give a penalty from the halfway line when he can't see. He knew he had made a mistake.

"I thought we were outstanding. It was a totally one-sided game and we dominated the football.

"You can't play that well and lose many games I don't think - that's the lesson for the players."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bristol City220026
2Chesterfield220026
3Peterborough220026
4Fleetwood220026
5Crawley220026
6Preston211044
7Port Vale211024
8Bradford211014
9MK Dons210113
10Doncaster210113
11Leyton Orient210113
12Swindon210113
13Gillingham210103
14Coventry210103
15Barnsley210103
16Walsall202002
17Colchester2011-11
18Notts County2011-11
19Oldham2011-21
20Crewe2002-20
21Rochdale2002-20
22Sheff Utd2002-20
23Yeovil2002-50
24Scunthorpe2002-60
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