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Crawley Town 0-0 Mansfield Town

Mansfield ended a run of three successive away defeats to climb back into the League Two automatic promotion places with a 0-0 draw at Crawley.

There were few thrills in front of goal in a mainly low-key encounter as Crawley were held to their first home 0-0 draw for 17 months.

Mansfield boss David Flitcroft responded to Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Port Vale by making five changes but it was Crawley who edged the opening exchanges.

Midfielder Matty Willock, on loan from Manchester United, was narrowly off target with a 25-yard shot before the recalled Josh Payne was wasteful for the Reds.

Payne blazed over from a good position after a move involving Reece Grego-Cox and Ollie Palmer.

The Stags sprang into action when CJ Hamilton put an angled shot wide before Hamilton set up Tyler Walker only for his shot to be smothered by keeper Glenn Morris.

Recalled Mansfield keeper Conrad Logan made a double save from Palmer and Lewis Young to thwart Crawley, and Mansfield midfielder Jorge Grant had a goal-bound shot blocked just before the break.

Both sides struggled to carve out many clear-cut chances after the interval, although Willock went close with an angled shot in the 76th minute.

Grant got into a dangerous position late on but his shot was cleared off the line by George Francomb, and Morris also saved a header from Walker.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 14FrancombBooked at 85mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 17Dallison-Lisbon
  • 2Young
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forMoraisat 75'minutes
  • 4PayneSubstituted forBulmanat 66'minutes
  • 19WillockBooked at 90mins
  • 18Sesay
  • 9Palmer
  • 7Grego-Cox

Substitutes

  • 12Mersin
  • 13German
  • 21Bulman
  • 22Morais
  • 29Meite
  • 33N'Gala

Mansfield

  • 1Logan
  • 25TurnerBooked at 48mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 3Benning
  • 20Jones
  • 8Mellis
  • 6Bishop
  • 23Grant
  • 22Hamilton
  • 7MacDonaldSubstituted forTomlinsonat 82'minutes
  • 19Walker

Substitutes

  • 10Khan
  • 11Atkinson
  • 14Smith
  • 16Tomlinson
  • 21Ajose
  • 30Smith
  • 34Hakeem
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
1,909

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Matty Willock (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matty Willock (Crawley Town).

Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Booking

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

Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Willem Tomlinson replaces Alexander MacDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Filipe Morais replaces Panutche Camara.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Francomb.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Josh Payne.

David Sesay (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ben Turner (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Turner (Mansfield Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Attempt blocked. Jorge Grant (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conrad Logan.

Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City372112465353075
2Bury372010771413070
3Mansfield371714654302465
4MK Dons371981061392265
5Tranmere3717101054421261
6Forest Green3715121054381657
7Colchester371691257431457
8Carlisle37175155648856
9Exeter3615101147371055
10Stevenage37157154246-452
11Northampton371215104847151
12Swindon361311124346-350
13Newport36147154556-1149
14Oldham371212135448648
15Crewe37138164047-747
16Grimsby37145184048-847
17Cheltenham37129164655-945
18Crawley37127183949-1043
19Morecambe37118184458-1441
20Cambridge37118183254-2241
21Port Vale371010173343-1040
22Yeovil3799193652-1636
23Notts County37711193871-3332
24Macclesfield3679203662-2630
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