The FA Cup - First Round
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Crawley Town 1-1 Bristol Rovers

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FA Cup: Crawley 1-1 Bristol Rovers highlights

Ten-man Crawley came from a goal down to deservedly take League One Bristol Rovers to an FA Cup replay with a 1-1 draw at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

Defender Lee Brown drove Rovers ahead early on but Billy Clifford replied before Crawley had Andre Blackman sent off for two bookable offences.

Rovers went ahead after 15 minutes when left-back Brown struck from a controversial free-kick.

Skipper Jimmy Smith was adjudged to have brought down Ellis Harrison some 40 yards from goal and Hiram Boateng rolled the free-kick to Brown, who netted with a low left-footed strike into the bottom left-hand corner.

Crawley hit back to equalise when former Cheltenham midfielder Clifford received a pass from Lewis Young and hit his first goal for the club from 12 yards.

The hosts ended the half on top with Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn forcing keeper Kelle Roos to save before Roos parried a goal-bound shot from top scorer James Collins.

Harrison was off target for Rovers shortly after the break before Bobson Bawling headed wide at the other end from Collins' cross.

Crawley were reduced to 10 men on 69 minutes when defender Blackman, booked earlier for dissent, received another caution from referee Darren Deadman for the same offence.

Rovers almost snatched victory in the last minute, Crawley keeper Glenn Morris saving superbly from Boateng.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 5Davey
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 69mins
  • 8SmithBooked at 32mins
  • 24Djaló
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forYussufat 45'minutes
  • 18Clifford
  • 17BawlingSubstituted forTajbakhshat 86'minutes
  • 19CollinsSubstituted forHarroldat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Arthur
  • 9Harrold
  • 10Banton
  • 13Mersin
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
  • 23Pappoe

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 31Roberts
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Brown
  • 8O Clarke
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forMooreat 61'minutes
  • 34Boateng
  • 17EasterSubstituted forJamesat 73'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forMontañoat 60'minutes
  • 9HarrisonBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 2Leadbitter
  • 5McChrystal
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 41Hodges
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
2,281

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

Foul by Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Kaby.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Hiram Boateng (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces James Collins.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Bobson Bawling.

Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Jermaine Easter.

Booking

Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) for a bad foul.

Connor Roberts (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Stuart Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Matty Taylor.

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

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