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Crawley Town 1-2 Port Vale

Crawley were left without a win in 11 league games and dropped to within two points of the League One relegation zone after defeat by Port Vale.

The visitors took the lead through Michael Brown's neat finish.

Louis Dodds made it two when he pounced on the rebound after his initial low drive had been well saved.

Crawley's Gavin Tomlin had a penalty saved after Marvin Elliott had been pushed by Michael O'Connor, before Conor Henderson netted a consolation.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Gregory on Crawley v Port Vale

"We seem to have a problem playing at home and I don't understand why. Our last two away games at Oldham and Bristol City have both been very good but the players seem to have some sort of phobia playing here.

"They want to try to play at Newcastle in front of 52,000 people where you have to get up and be at it from the very first minute. You know there's no real great crowd pressure here and I think our fans have been very good towards the team.

"I have to say there's no pressure as such, it's just I feel totally unfulfilled that we haven't brought enough wins in the last few games, when certainly it would've been easier to have won."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 27Price
  • 5LeacockBooked at 27mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 6BradleySubstituted forHendersonat 77'minutes
  • 20Bawling
  • 33Elliott
  • 8Smith
  • 3Dickson
  • 14YoungSubstituted forHarroldat 47'minutes
  • 21Tomlin
  • 17MillerBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 22O'Connor
  • 23Richefond
  • 24Isaacs

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 21Veseli
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8Dodds
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forRobertsonat 85'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 20Marshall
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 90+1'minutes
  • 33N'Guessan

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 19Moore
  • 22Lloyd
  • 23Boot
  • 26Nimely
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2.

Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ben Williamson.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Robertson replaces Michael O'Connor.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Penalty saved! Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty Crawley Town. Marvin Elliott draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale) after a foul in the penalty area.

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

Booking

Shaun Miller (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lewis Young.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Michael Brown (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Port Vale 2. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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