The FA Cup - First Round
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Crawley Town 4-1 Scunthorpe United

Reece Grego-Cox scored twice as Crawley ended a run of five successive FA Cup first-round exits with a home win over League Two rivals Scunthorpe.

Grego-Cox's double and Ashley Nathaniel-George's goal in the final eight minutes settled matters after Ashley Nadesan's opener was cancelled out by Ryan Colclough.

Nadesan fired over early on while Junior Brown and Yann Songo'o threatened for Scunthorpe.

But Crawley broke the deadlock 10 minutes before the break when Nadesan struck from close range after keeper Jake Eastwood could only parry a shot from the edge of the area by Nathan Ferguson.

Former Crawley striker Jamie Proctor headed off target and Crawley keeper Glenn Morris denied Colclough, before Ryan Tunnicliffe had an attempt saved by Eastwood.

Scunthorpe equalised on 78 minutes when slack defending allowed skipper Andy Butler to cross for Colclough to score his first goal of the season from close range.

But Grego-Cox struck a beauty into the top corner from 25 yards four minutes later and two further goals in stoppage time left Crawley as comfortable winners. Panutche Camara set up Nathaniel-George and Grego-Cox bagged his second.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 18Sesay
  • 21Bulman
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 28Camara
  • 12Ferguson
  • 30Lubala
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 31Boadu
  • 35Luyambula

Scunthorpe

  • 25Eastwood
  • 14Perch
  • 6Butler
  • 23McArdleBooked at 87mins
  • 28Brown
  • 20Gilliead
  • 4LundBooked at 30mins
  • 5Songo'oSubstituted forNovakat 65'minutes
  • 7Colclough
  • 10van Veen
  • 33ProctorSubstituted forEisaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Watson
  • 2Clarke
  • 12Dales
  • 17Novak
  • 30Eisa
  • 32Bedeau
  • 45McAtee
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
1,706

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 4, Scunthorpe United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 4, Scunthorpe United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 4, Scunthorpe United 1. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dannie Bulman.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Panutche Camara following a fast break.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Abobaker Eisa (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

  8. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Booking

    Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Sesay.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jake Eastwood.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Dallison (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Scunthorpe United 1. Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) header from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

  20. Post update

    Andy Butler (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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