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Crawley Town 3-2 Grimsby Town

Marcus Bignot suffered his first defeat since taking over as Grimsby boss as Crawley deservedly clinched a first league win in seven games with victory at Broadfield Stadium.

Mariners top scorer Omar Bogle cancelled out James Collins' opener in first-half stoppage time, but Jordan Roberts scored twice in the second half before Bogle's last-minute consolation.

Crawley went into the clash without a win since 1 October, but took the lead in the 31st minute when James Collins produced a neat close-range finish after Adi Yussuf's excellent deep cross.

Grimsby drew level when Bogle notched his 15th league goal of the season with a header after a cross by Tom Bolarinwa deflected off Andre Blackman into his path.

Bogle was only just off target moments after the interval with a dipping 30-yard drive but Crawley went back in front in the 56th minute when Roberts neatly steered in his first goal of the season after being set up by Collins.

Roberts doubled the lead 11 minutes from time by scoring his second direct from a corner.

Bogle reduced the arrears in the last minute of normal time with a tremendous drive from 30 yards into the top corner but Crawley held on.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 26mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 20mins
  • 14Blackman
  • 8Smith
  • 4PayneBooked at 88mins
  • 21YussufSubstituted forBoldewijnat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forDjalóat 74'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forHarroldat 81'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 5Davey
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 24Djaló
  • 44Henderson

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 12MillsBooked at 63mins
  • 6Gowling
  • 22Collins
  • 3Andrew
  • 18Bolarinwa
  • 19SummerfieldSubstituted forVernonat 75'minutes
  • 8DisleySubstituted forComleyat 67'minutes
  • 10Vose
  • 14JacksonSubstituted forBrowneat 67'minutes
  • 9Bogle

Substitutes

  • 5Pearson
  • 7Chambers
  • 11Browne
  • 21Vernon
  • 23Jones
  • 26Comley
  • 30Henderson
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
2,315

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home10
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home17
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2.

Booking

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 2. Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Bolarinwa.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Bolarinwa.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Jordan Roberts.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 3, Grimsby Town 1. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dominic Vose.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Scott Vernon replaces Luke Summerfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Kaby replaces Billy Clifford.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Josh Payne.

Tom Bolarinwa (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andre Blackman (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Enzio Boldewijn replaces Adi Yussuf.

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

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

Brandon Comley (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Rhys Browne replaces Kayden Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Brandon Comley replaces Craig Disley.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Craig Disley.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Danny Andrew.

Booking

Zak Mills (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Zak Mills (Grimsby Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Carlisle19108137231438
2Plymouth1912252921838
3Doncaster18113438251336
4Portsmouth1994632201231
5Luton1987428181031
6Wycombe198472322128
7Blackpool1976633221127
8Barnet196942727027
9Grimsby197572725226
10Crewe196852225-326
11Cambridge197482123-225
12Mansfield196762125-425
13Yeovil187471923-425
14Stevenage177372525024
15Colchester196582726123
16Crawley186572127-623
17Morecambe1972102336-1323
18Hartlepool195772832-422
19Notts County196492432-822
20Accrington195682025-521
21Exeter1962112025-520
22Leyton Orient1953112126-518
23Cheltenham193972028-818
24Newport184592227-517
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