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Stevenage 0-1 Crawley Town

Matt Harrold
Matt Harrold has scored six goals for Crawley Town this season

Matt Harrold scored the only goal as Crawley Town earned a narrow win at managerless Stevenage in League Two.

Pat Hoban could have put Boro ahead, but his shot from the edge of the area was well saved by Jamie Jones.

Harrold gave the visitors the lead moments later, firing low past Jones from Roarie Deacon's cross.

Tom Pett squandered the best chance of an equaliser when he shot wide from inside the box, as Stevenage's winless run was extended to nine matches.

Stevenage caretaker manager Darren Sarll told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Sarll on Stevenage v Crawley

"The most frustrating afternoon, no fairytale ending unfortunately. I thought the game was frustrating as a whole, but I thought in the first half we were very comfortable. I thought the goal was one of the only efforts they had on target.

"I was quite happy and content at 30-odd minutes. To concede the goal before half-time just changes the complexion of things. I think the second half was nowhere near the standard we need to attain.

"We need to improve, the club needs to improve, the team needs to improve. I think it's important that we understand that there are improvements that need to be made."

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Mark Yates: Crawley boss after win over Stevenage

"We just needed a performance of hard work, grit, determination, organisation and I got that.

"We played the conditions rather than worrying about too much and it was vital to stick together to get the result.

"We talked about platforms and building blocks to put into place to make sure that when we go to Accrington next week that we're in a good frame of mind and in a good place. The confidence the players will get from that will be massive."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 2WilkinsonBooked at 85mins
  • 19Wells
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 22Lee
  • 34GormanSubstituted forConlonat 64'minutes
  • 18Parrett
  • 11Pett
  • 29HobanSubstituted forZanzalaat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forHedgesat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 6Hedges
  • 9Zanzala
  • 16Day
  • 27Johnson
  • 28Keane
  • 32Conlon

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 25YorwerthBooked at 76mins
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 20Deacon
  • 7Edwards
  • 17Bawling
  • 4Walton
  • 11AtkinsonSubstituted forRooneyat 82'minutes
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forJenkinsat 82'minutes
  • 18Harrold

Substitutes

  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 22Jenkins
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
2,639

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home16
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage).

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ronnie Henry (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Luke Rooney replaces Chris Atkinson.

Ryan Hedges (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Roarie Deacon.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Bobson Bawling.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Bobson Bawling.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Hedges replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Foul by Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offrande Zanzala (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

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

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton28194551312061
2Plymouth29175743261756
3Oxford Utd27149442231951
4Bristol Rovers291451039291047
5Mansfield3013894132947
6Leyton Orient30121084641546
7Portsmouth281112545252045
8Accrington26136743311245
9Cambridge30128104441344
10Wycombe2812793328543
11Wimbledon2811984235742
12Carlisle2611964540542
13Exeter28117103940-140
14Luton30108124241138
15Crawley30114153548-1337
16Morecambe30106145053-336
17Notts County27106114046-636
18Barnet2896133644-833
19Stevenage30610143853-1528
20Newport2869133243-1127
21Yeovil2959153044-1424
22Hartlepool2573152341-1824
23Dag & Red2848162950-2120
24York2848162952-2320
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