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Stevenage 1-1 Crawley Town

Ibrahim Meite scored the first goal of his professional career to earn Crawley a deserved draw at a rainy Stevenage.

It capped a lively full debut from the 21-year-old on loan from Cardiff, but it was more home frustration for the Boro, as they dropped points from a winning position for the second match running.

Meite livened up a dull first half by charging through the middle before his rising effort was superbly tipped over by Stevenage goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

That save proved crucial, as the Boro took the lead a minute later when Dan Newton beat a couple of players before finding the net via the post from just outside the area.

But Crawley drew level four minutes into the second half as Meite received the ball from Enzio Boldewijn before finding the far corner with a fine finish across Fryer.

Meite then tested Fryer again with a powerful drive from 25 yards before Glenn Morris preserved a point for his side in stoppage time by denying Alex Samuel.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 22Toner
  • 5FranksSubstituted forVancootenat 52'minutes
  • 3Martin
  • 10Kennedy
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forSamuelat 63'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 11Pett
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 73'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee
  • 31Gray

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 22Lelan
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 19Evina
  • 24LewisSubstituted forRandallat 45'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 21Bulman
  • 3DohertySubstituted forPayneat 60'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 26Meite

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 6Connolly
  • 10Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 25Randall
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,922

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Joe Martin (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Cedric Evina (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

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

Kevin Toner (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

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

Attempt blocked. Mark Randall (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kevin Toner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Chris Whelpdale replaces Danny Newton because of an injury.

Foul by Alex Samuel (Stevenage).

Dean Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Crawley Town).

Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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