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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Crawley Town

Antoni Sarcevic's free-kick gave Fleetwood victory over Crawley Town, who drop to the bottom of League One.

Sarcevic opened the scoring when his free-kick from the edge of the box squirmed under the Crawley wall and into the net.

He almost made it two but his lobbed effort came back off the woodwork.

Gareth Evans should have made the points safe but his effort was saved before Darren Ward saw his corner cleared off the line for the visitors.

Fleetwood climbed into the League One play-off spots as a result of the win, while Crawley are now five points from safety at the foot of the table.

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Saunders on Fleetwood v Crawley

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Sussex:

"There was nothing in the game, both goalkeepers hardly had a lot to do but they score from a set-play right on half time, which is a free-kick and it's gone straight through Lewis Price and that was it between the two teams.

"It was a disappointing result for us. I stuck three strikers on the pitch at the end and pushed the two full-backs on. I wanted as many players who could score on the pitch, but we've got to try and get result on Tuesday.

"The players have gone a long time before I came here without winning and it's taken its toll. The players are nervous and not confident, we just need to get a win."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5RobertsBooked at 50mins
  • 25Jordan
  • 33Crainey
  • 7Evans
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 12MorrisSubstituted forSchumacherat 82'minutes
  • 29McAlindenSubstituted forBallat 74'minutes
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Dobbie
  • 23Ball
  • 27Haughton

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Walsh
  • 25Ward
  • 3DicksonSubstituted forTomlinat 77'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 33ElliottSubstituted forMorganat 63'minutes
  • 8SmithSubstituted forBawlingat 62'minutes
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 45mins
  • 9McLeod
  • 7Edwards

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
2,601

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Stephen Jordan.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jeff Hughes.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jeff Hughes.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Steven Schumacher replaces Josh Morris.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

Dean Morgan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Ryan Dickson.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Liam McAlinden.

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

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Liam McAlinden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Hand ball by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Marvin Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Jimmy Smith.

Attempt missed. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

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

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon26166452252754
2Bristol City25166348222654
3MK Dons25156453242951
4Preston26138540261447
5Rochdale251141045331237
6Fleetwood27107102726137
7Bradford2510693229336
8Sheff Utd2410683028236
9Chesterfield259883634235
10Notts County269893031-135
11Doncaster259882629-335
12Port Vale27105123338-535
13Peterborough26104123334-134
14Oldham2581073538-334
15Walsall268992628-233
16Gillingham2787123543-831
17Coventry2779112737-1030
18Barnsley2585123438-429
19Scunthorpe2385103239-729
20Crewe2685132544-1929
21Colchester2676133142-1127
22Leyton Orient2668123439-526
23Yeovil2767142139-1825
24Crawley2659122443-1924
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