League Two
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Crawley Town 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Ollie Palmer hit a dramatic 90th-minute winner as Crawley clinched their third successive win in league and cup with a 1-0 home victory over Cheltenham.

This ended the Robins' run of four league games unbeaten and they still have not scored away from home this season.

Crawley, fresh from their 1-0 win over Premier League Norwich in the Carabao Cup, started on the front foot and top scorer Bez Lubala shot narrowly over after being set up by Filipe Morais on the edge of the area.

Cheltenham defender Charlie Raglan twice had to receive treatment following collisions and a head wound needed a bandage before the interval after a challenge with Morais.

The Robins should have gone ahead nine minutes after the break, when Sean Long cut the ball back for George Lloyd, but he failed to make contact with the goal at his mercy.

Crawley's first shot on target arrived in the 66th minute, when Morais fed Palmer and his low effort was gathered by goalkeeper Scott Flinders.

The Reds threatened when a goal-bound shot by Lubala was parried by Flinders, who then saved a low drive by substitute Ashley Nadesan.

Former Lincoln striker Palmer beat off two challenges to hit the winner for Crawley in the last minute and record his third goal of the season.

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Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 18Sesay
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 3DohertyBooked at 82mins
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forFrancombat 45'minutes
  • 12FergusonSubstituted forNadesanat 71'minutes
  • 7Grego-CoxSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 81'minutes
  • 22Morais
  • 30Lubala
  • 9PalmerBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 10Nadesan
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8ClementsBooked at 77mins
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 3Hussey
  • 19LloydSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 7Thomas
  • 10Campbell
  • 16Addai
  • 18Brennan
  • 22Lovett
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
2,095

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Glenn Morris (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ashley Nadesan.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Gavin Reilly.

Offside, Crawley Town. David Sesay tries a through ball, but Mason Bloomfield is caught offside.

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

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

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Mason Bloomfield replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Attempt blocked. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bez Lubala with a cross.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Booking

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Clements.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces George Lloyd.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Sean Long.

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

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Nathan Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Filipe Morais (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter642073414
2Newport633062412
3Crewe640277012
4Grimsby6321137611
5Swindon6321117411
6Plymouth6312106410
7Macclesfield631285310
8Crawley6312108210
9Forest Green631255010
10Port Vale623189-19
11Cheltenham62228538
12Bradford62226428
13Cambridge62226608
14Colchester62226608
15Leyton Orient622279-28
16Salford61418807
17Northampton62136607
18Carlisle6213710-37
19Mansfield61328806
20Morecambe6123610-45
21Walsall612338-55
22Oldham611438-54
23Stevenage603326-43
24Scunthorpe6015513-81
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