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Accrington Stanley 4-1 Crawley Town

Accrington boosted their play-off hopes with a bad-tempered win over Crawley.

Gwion Edwards' shot put the visitors ahead but Billy Kee levelled with a tap-in soon after the break.

Stanley's Shay McCartan and Crawley's Simon Walton were then sent off following a melee, while Accrington's unused substitute keeper Jason Mooney saw red for racing onto the pitch.

The home side took control and goals from Matty Pearson, Seamus Conneely and Piero Mingoia sealed the points.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Yates on Accrington v Crawley

"The sending off affected us massively and it was a disgraceful tackle.

"I've just seen the incident 20 times and how he [the referee] can pick Simon Walton out and send him off is beyond me.

"But why the heck are we getting involved? Their lad is getting sent off straight away for a disgraceful tackle and we decided to even it up.

"The referee lost the plot for two or three minutes, I don't think he knew what he was doing. I am fuming at my players for getting involved and I am even more fuming with that last half hour display."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 34Halliday
  • 2Pearson
  • 15Wright
  • 22Buxton
  • 7Mingoia
  • 28Conneely
  • 14CrooksBooked at 82minsSubstituted forBocoat 90+3'minutes
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forProctorat 90+3'minutes
  • 17McCartanBooked at 64mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 18Brown
  • 26Boco
  • 33Mooney

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 16AshtonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forJenkinsat 70'minutes
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 4WaltonBooked at 65mins
  • 17Bawling
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forFenelonat 84'minutes
  • 11Atkinson
  • 20Deacon
  • 7Edwards
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 15Fenelon
  • 22Jenkins
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,374

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Matt Crooks.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Andrew Proctor replaces Sean McConville.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Kee.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.

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

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Crawley Town 1. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Buxton.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Booking

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ross Jenkins.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Crawley Town 1. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Jon Ashton because of an injury.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley).

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

Dismissal

Jason Mooney (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Dismissal

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

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

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jon Ashton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
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