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Crawley Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Crawley ended a run of four consecutive League One defeats with Izale McLeod's goal enough to defeat Fleetwood.

Stephen Dobbie sent an unmarked header wide from 10 yards and Jamie Proctor failed to hit the target from close range for the visitors.

Proctor rattled the post while Dobbie forced Brian Jensen into a low save.

McLeod broke the deadlock 12 minutes from time with his fourth strike of the season, finishing coolly from 10 yards after Jimmy Smith's clever pass.

Fleetwood are now without a win in four games following a strong start to life in League One.

Crawley Town assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

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Groves on Crawley v Fleetwood

"When you concede goals obviously you look at that first and we made sure today that was our foundation and it proved good for us. Izale popped up with the most important thing to score the goal, so it was a good day.

"They have made a difference (new signings Keith Keane and Josh Wright), they have experience the fact they've got an appearance behind them and and they have the work ethic.

"They have settled in very well with a good group and they have certainly enhanced the squad."

On Matt Sadler returning to the club: "He is obviously welcomed back by the fans in terms of great reception so that was excellent. I am sure he felt at home and he's come into a new group of players and settled in very well in a short space of time and he's an excellent addition."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 8Smith
  • 26Sadler
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 4HendersonSubstituted forBawlingat 68'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forYoungat 77'minutes
  • 16KeaneBooked at 89mins
  • 9McLeod
  • 10Wright

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 23Richefond
  • 25Ashdown

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 33Crainey
  • 6Pond
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 52mins
  • 25Jordan
  • 17BlairSubstituted forBallat 69'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 7Evans
  • 8Schumacher
  • 19Proctor
  • 9DobbieSubstituted forSarcevicat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 5Roberts
  • 14Hogan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 22Hughes
  • 23Ball
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
1,905

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

Booking

Keith Keane (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Crawley Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jimmy Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Izale McLeod.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Antoni Sarcevic replaces Stephen Dobbie.

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

Attempt missed. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Matty Blair.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Conor Henderson.

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City7520124817
2Peterborough7511126616
3MK Dons6411148613
4Chesterfield6411105513
5Coventry733197212
6Swindon6321106411
7Fleetwood732264211
8Bradford7313109110
9Sheff Utd631265110
10Preston62319639
11Oldham72327709
12Crawley7304410-69
13Barnsley6222121118
14Notts County62226518
15Gillingham7223911-28
16Yeovil7223811-38
17Rochdale721411927
18Walsall71426607
19Doncaster621369-37
20Leyton Orient613256-16
21Colchester7124710-35
22Port Vale7124812-45
23Scunthorpe7115517-124
24Crewe6105614-83
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