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Crawley Town 1-1 Forest Green Rovers

Thomas Verheydt scored his first goal in English football to rescue a point for struggling Crawley against Forest Green.

Christian Doidge gave the visitors the lead in the 67th minute with a composed finish, but Dutch striker Verheydt celebrated his return from injury with his side's first league goal for 512 minutes.

The visitors almost took the lead in the 16th minute when Keanu Marsh-Brown fired against the crossbar after good work from Doidge, before the Welsh forward's header was also denied by the woodwork eight minutes later.

Marsh-Brown went close again but the Rovers winger put his free-kick over after goalkeeper Glenn Morris was cautioned for handling outside the area

At the other end, substitute Josh Payne rattled the crossbar shortly after the interval.

Forest Green went ahead against the run of play after Doidge pounced from close range after Morris parried a powerful effort from Marsh-Brown.

However, former MVV Maastricht striker Verheydt hit back to level 11 minutes from time with a close-range header from a Jordan Roberts corner to earn Crawley's third successive league draw.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1MorrisBooked at 37mins
  • 22Lelan
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 42mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 2YoungSubstituted forPayneat 46'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 8SmithSubstituted forCliffordat 60'minutes
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forYorwerthat 46'minutes
  • 19Evina
  • 11Roberts
  • 23Verheydt
  • 7Boldewijn

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 18Clifford
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 24Lewis
  • 28Camara

Forest Green

  • 1Collins
  • 16Fitzwater
  • 5Collins
  • 6MontheBooked at 46minsSubstituted forWishartat 68'minutes
  • 3Laird
  • 4TraoréSubstituted forRobertsat 90+3'minutes
  • 34Osbourne
  • 20Iacovitti
  • 7Marsh-Brown
  • 9Doidge
  • 10BrownSubstituted forJamesat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Simpson
  • 17Wishart
  • 19Randall-Hurren
  • 21Roberts
  • 24Pickering
  • 33James
  • 35Stevens
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,149

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamForest Green
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home21
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Mark Roberts (Forest Green Rovers) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Mark Roberts replaces Drissa Traoré.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Attempt saved. Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cedric Evina (Crawley Town).

Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Scott Laird (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Drissa Traoré (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Forest Green Rovers. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Luke James (Forest Green Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Forest Green Rovers 1. Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe McNerney following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Christian Doidge.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jack Fitzwater.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Alex Iacovitti.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Daniel Wishart.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Wishart (Forest Green Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Luke James replaces Reece Brown.

Attempt saved. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lee Collins (Forest Green Rovers).

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

Attempt blocked. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County17104329171234
2Accrington17103430191133
3Exeter1710342518733
4Luton1795336171932
5Swindon179262620629
6Coventry17836179827
7Wycombe177643227527
8Lincoln City177642015527
9Newport177552419526
10Colchester177462421325
11Mansfield176742321225
12Cambridge177461616025
13Stevenage177462528-325
14Carlisle176562623323
15Grimsby176561923-423
16Cheltenham176472525022
17Yeovil175482433-919
18Crawley174581317-417
19Morecambe174581423-917
20Crewe1752101729-1217
21Forest Green174491733-1616
22Port Vale1743101724-715
23Barnet173591925-614
24Chesterfield1724111733-1610
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