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Crawley Town 1-1 Swindon Town

A late header from substitute Marc Richards rescued a point for play-off chasing Swindon at Crawley.

The much-travelled Richards cancelled out a tremendous first-half goal from Jimmy Smith before a crowd of 5,008, Crawley's biggest of the campaign.

Crawley, whose play-off challenge has faded badly in recent weeks, came under early pressure and Matt Taylor had a shot cleared off the line by Josh Yorwerth in only the second minute.

Midfielder Mark Randall fired wide for Crawley before Swindon were forced into a change when top-scorer Luke Norris was carried off on a stretcher with a dislocated shoulder and replaced by Paul Mullin.

The hosts took the lead in spectacular fashion after 25 minutes when skipper Smith volleyed an angled shot into the top corner following a throw-in by Lewis Young.

Crawley almost doubled their advantage shortly before the interval when a goal-bound shot from Karlan Ahearne-Grant was parried by goalkeeper Stuart Moore.

Swindon had a let-off shortly after the break when Randall fired against the post from inside the area after Rollin Menayese had given the ball away.

More slackness at the back by the Robins led to Ahearne-Grant later having a goal-bound shot blocked.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris parried a shot from Ollie Banks before substitute Richards levelled with a close-range header from a cross by Kyle Knoyle five minutes from time.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 25RandallSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forPayneat 63'minutes
  • 8SmithBooked at 83mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 28Camara
  • 9Ahearne-Grant

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 5McNerney
  • 11Roberts
  • 12Mersin
  • 17Djaló
  • 22Lelan
  • 27Sanoh

Swindon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 28Moore
  • 24Knoyle
  • 2Purkiss
  • 32Menayese
  • 3Hussey
  • 30AndersonSubstituted forMcDermottat 71'minutes
  • 29Banks
  • 8DunneSubstituted forRichardsat 60'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 31Taylor
  • 9NorrisSubstituted forMullinat 14'minutes
  • 22Woolery

Substitutes

  • 6Lancashire
  • 7Mullin
  • 12Henry
  • 17Richards
  • 18McDermott
  • 19Elsnik
  • 34McGivern
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,008

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Karlan Ahearne-Grant.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marc Richards (Swindon Town).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 1. Marc Richards (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Knoyle with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Booking

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Paul Mullin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ben Purkiss (Swindon Town).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Mark Randall.

  19. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Accrington39255966402680
2Luton412211884434177
3Wycombe412111975552074
4Exeter40216135445969
5Notts County4118131061431867
6Lincoln City401813957421567
7Coventry401981350381265
8Mansfield401615957431463
9Swindon40195166160162
10Colchester411613125145661
11Carlisle411612135750760
12Newport391315114950-154
13Crawley41159175158-754
14Cambridge401412144252-1054
15Cheltenham411212175960-148
16Stevenage401212165457-348
17Yeovil38129175359-645
18Crewe41135235267-1544
19Port Vale411013184557-1243
20Morecambe39915153848-1042
21Forest Green40117224869-2140
22Grimsby41911213363-3038
23Chesterfield3897224168-2734
24Barnet4189243763-2633
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