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Crawley Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Izale McLeod's seventh goal of the season denied Crewe victory at Crawley.

The visitors took the lead through George Cooper, who applied a low finish after neat play from James Baillie.

Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt then repeatedly denied McLeod, before the striker eventually drew the hosts level, rifling in Gwion Edwards' cross.

The result leaves the Alex bottom of League One but they have now lost just one of their last five games, while Crawley drop to 15th.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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John Gregory: Crawley boss on draw with Crewe

"I want it to be better than this and I want us to be winning matches and I can't handle the inabilities to win games that you should.

"If my players play to their best every week we should threaten the top six and at the moment I am getting too many inconsistent performances and I'll have to look at myself.

"I have to look at that myself and think is it me?

"I'll have to have a long hard look at myself in what I am doing in my particular job at the moment and I am not getting as much as I should from these players."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 26Sadler
  • 7Edwards
  • 16Keane
  • 14Young
  • 4HendersonSubstituted forHarroldat 45'minutes
  • 11Simpson
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 6Bradley
  • 8Smith
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 24Leigh
  • 6Dugdale
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 7Turton
  • 8Atkinson
  • 19Baillie
  • 11CooperSubstituted forHaberat 88'minutes
  • 31HaynesSubstituted forJonesat 76'minutes
  • 29BrandySubstituted forSaundersat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 14Saunders
  • 16Johnston
  • 17Waters
  • 20Jones
  • 23Ng
  • 25Haber
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
2,329

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

Foul by Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces George Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Febian Brandy.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Keith Keane (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Danny Haynes.

Foul by James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Febian Brandy (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Febian Brandy (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gwion Edwards with a cross.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Febian Brandy (Crewe Alexandra).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Conor Henderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City16106033171636
2Preston1594228161231
3MK Dons1483329161327
4Rochdale1582529151426
5Swindon1575331191226
6Notts County157532214826
7Peterborough168262519626
8Sheff Utd158252219326
9Oldham166732318525
10Fleetwood166461816222
11Chesterfield165562324-120
12Barnsley155462324-119
13Port Vale165472224-219
14Bradford165472022-219
15Crawley165471525-1019
16Walsall164661416-218
17Doncaster145361421-718
18Colchester164572224-217
19Coventry164572027-717
20Leyton Orient163761722-516
21Scunthorpe164391930-1115
22Gillingham163581422-814
23Yeovil163581226-1414
24Crewe1642101332-1914
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