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Crawley Town 1-2 Stevenage

Matt Godden hit a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Stevenage came from behind to clinch victory at Crawley.

Leading scorer James Collins put Crawley on course for a fifth successive home win with a first-half penalty, his 14th league goal of the season.

But Godden levelled in the 76th minute and then pounced to settle the issue with his second goal in the fifth minute of added time.

Crawley, who have scored in every home game bar one this season, had an early let-off when goalkeeper Glenn Morris saved at the feet of the on-rushing Ben Kennedy.

The hosts broke the deadlock after 28 minutes when Collins scored for the sixth home game, converting from the penalty spot after being brought down by Luke Wilkinson.

Godden put the ball over from a good position for Stevenage before Dean Cox fired wide for the hosts, and Kennedy was again denied by Morris after Godden seized on a defensive lapse by Joe McNerney.

Crawley forward Enzio Boldewijn should have tested keeper Jamie Jones after 63 minutes but fired over following a cross from Cox.

Stevenage midfielder Tom Pett threatened to bring his side level following a strong run, but his low shot was parried by Morris.

Boro levelled through a close-range shot from Godden after a deflected effort by substitute Josh McQuoid, and his 13th league goal of the season snatched all three points.

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Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerney
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 45mins
  • 25Lelan
  • 8Smith
  • 28Cox
  • 4PayneSubstituted forCliffordat 90+9'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forBawlingat 90+2'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 17Bawling
  • 18Clifford
  • 24Djaló
  • 39Murphy
  • 44Henderson

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 22LeeBooked at 81mins
  • 5FranksBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 20Ogilvie
  • 4King
  • 8Schumacher
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forHindsat 78'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 14KennedySubstituted forMcQuoidat 68'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forLoftat 90+7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McQuoid
  • 16Day
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 23Cowans
  • 26Hinds
  • 35Loft
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
2,124

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 2.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Josh Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Matt Godden.

Booking

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 2. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh McQuoid.

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

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

Attempt saved. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Jordan Roberts.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Booking

James Collins (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh McQuoid (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage).

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

Jack King (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Booking

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Rhys Murphy replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 1. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster29195559352462
2Plymouth28183745301557
3Carlisle291313351391252
4Exeter291531148291948
5Luton291210742281446
6Wycombe2813783732546
7Portsmouth28136940281245
8Mansfield29111083330343
9Colchester2811894235741
10Barnet29101183840-241
11Grimsby29117113634240
12Cambridge28116113632439
13Stevenage29123144447-339
14Blackpool27910839281137
15Yeovil2999113136-536
16Crawley27105123342-935
17Morecambe2695123344-1132
18Hartlepool29710123748-1131
19Accrington2778122635-929
20Cheltenham29611123242-1029
21Crewe29611122643-1729
22Notts County2975173053-2326
23Leyton Orient2874172943-1425
24Newport2858153347-1423
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