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Crawley Town 4-1 Newport County: Crawley crush 10-man Newport

Ollie Palmer bundles home Crawley Town's third goal
Ollie Palmer bundles home Crawley Town's third goal

Crawley closed in on the League Two play-off places with an impressive win over promotion-hunting Newport County.

Joe Maguire struck for the hosts inside a minute from a Lewis Young cross.

Jamille Matt levelled, but Filipe Morais' penalty restored Crawley's lead after Ollie Palmer was brought down.

Palmer's header and Ashley Nathaniel-George's solo goal stretched Crawleys' lead, before County's Fraser Franks was shown a straight red card for a bad foul on Nathaniel-George.

Newport manager Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales: "We can't start the way we did, it's not good enough and I can't put my finger on it.

"Once they scored the second goal we tried to get back into it and went for it. Frustrating as it is to concede the third and fourth it's where we tried to go and chase the game.

"There were one or two [players] I needed to step up today and they weren't good enough."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 85mins
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 53mins
  • 20Vincelot
  • 16MaguireSubstituted forDohertyat 67'minutes
  • 14FrancombBooked at 85mins
  • 4PayneBooked at 51minsSubstituted forBulmanat 81'minutes
  • 22MoraisBooked at 64mins
  • 28Camara
  • 9Palmer
  • 11GambinSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 5McNerney
  • 10Poleon
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 21Bulman

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 2Pipe
  • 5FranksBooked at 82mins
  • 28Demetriou
  • 3ButlerBooked at 67mins
  • 33Cooper
  • 17Bennett
  • 9Amond
  • 16SheehanSubstituted forM Harrisat 70'minutes
  • 42Semenyo
  • 11MattSubstituted forPringat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14M Harris
  • 18Foulston
  • 20Pring
  • 23Flynn
  • 30Townsend
  • 34Hillman
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,157

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 4, Newport County 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 4, Newport County 1.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

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

Foul by Antoine Semenyo (Newport County).

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

Foul by Scot Bennett (Newport County).

Booking

George Francomb (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

Cameron Pring (Newport County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dismissal

Fraser Franks (Newport County) is shown the red card.

Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Newport County).

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Cameron Pring replaces Jamille Matt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Josh Payne.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 4, Newport County 1. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Doherty.

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

Foul by Charlie Cooper (Newport County).

Foul by Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town).

Mickey Demetriou (Newport County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Padraig Amond (Newport County).

Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

Mark Harris (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nathaniel-George replaces Luke Gambin.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 3, Newport County 1. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by George Francomb with a cross.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dan Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Mark Harris replaces Josh Sheehan.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

Scot Bennett (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Doherty replaces Joe Maguire.

Booking

Dan Butler (Newport County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dan Butler (Newport County).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City14102228111732
2Exeter1484224121228
3MK Dons14761178927
4Newport148332124-327
5Colchester1474329151425
6Tranmere146621712524
7Bury146442315822
8Crawley147162219322
9Forest Green144912013721
10Stevenage146351614221
11Carlisle146171417-319
12Swindon144641718-118
13Mansfield12381169717
14Yeovil134542015517
15Oldham134541613317
16Port Vale145271419-517
17Crewe134361313015
18Morecambe144191426-1213
19Northampton142661120-912
20Grimsby13337918-912
21Notts County133371630-1412
22Cheltenham132471019-910
23Cambridge142391227-159
24Macclesfield141491325-127
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