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Crawley Town 2-1 Accrington Stanley

Crawley clinched their fifth win in six games with two first-half goals giving them a home victory over high-flying Accrington.

Accrington improved after the break and scored through an own goal, but the result ends a run of four successive wins for John Coleman`s side.

Crawley, beaten only once at home since October 17, survived an early scare when Billy Kee set up Jordan Clark in front of goal but his goal-bound shot was deflected over by keeper Glenn Morris.

Dutch winger Enzio Boldewijn put a deflected shot narrowly over before striking to put the Reds ahead in the 15th minute.

Boldewijn, the first signing made by the late Crawley head coach Dermot Drummy, got a glancing header to a cross by Paul Connolly and the ball looped over keeper Aaron Chapman and into the top corner.

Boldewijn was brilliantly denied by keeper Chapman and Josh Payne fired against the bar before Crawley doubled their lead when Mark Randall bundled in Boldewijn`s cross on 33 minutes.

Stanley reduced the deficit on 56 minutes when a mix-up in the Crawley box with skipper Jimmy Smith and Josh Yormouth allowed the visitors a way back into the game.

Smith later put through the on-rushing Lewis Young, but his low shot was saved by Chapman.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 73mins
  • 4PayneSubstituted forBulmanat 77'minutes
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 3Doherty
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 90mins
  • 8Smith
  • 6Connolly
  • 22Lelan
  • 25RandallSubstituted forTajbakhshat 90+4'minutes
  • 23Verheydt

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 12Mersin
  • 19Evina
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Bulman
  • 27Sanoh
  • 28Camara

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 3HughesBooked at 66mins
  • 6Nolan
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forLeacock-McLeodat 89'minutes
  • 4Donacien
  • 8Brown
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 10Jackson
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 85mins
  • 26JohnsonBooked at 62minsSubstituted forZanzalaat 74'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 2Dunne
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 14Leacock-McLeod
  • 16Maxted
  • 18Francis
  • 19Rowan
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,153

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Josh Lelan.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Mark Randall.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

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

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Mekhi Leacock-McLeod replaces Jordan Clark.

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

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

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Janoi Donacien.

Attempt saved. Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Josh Payne.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Callum Johnson.

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

Foul by Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

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

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Josh Lelan.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Own Goal by Jimmy Smith, Crawley Town. Crawley Town 2, Accrington Stanley 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton29186564273760
2Notts County29149648321651
3Mansfield291311543321150
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Accrington28154948341449
6Exeter2715393833548
7Coventry28145931201147
8Swindon28152114440447
9Newport29121074033746
10Lincoln City28129738271145
11Colchester30111094037343
12Crawley30126123235-342
13Carlisle29118103937241
14Stevenage29108113840-238
15Cambridge28108102736-938
16Cheltenham3098134045-535
17Grimsby3098132840-1235
18Port Vale3096153441-733
19Morecambe3079142941-1230
20Crewe2992183449-1529
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield3076173053-2327
23Forest Green2975173151-2026
24Barnet2957172843-1522
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