League Two
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Crawley Town 1-0 Blackpool

A second-half goal from defender Mark Connolly secured Crawley their third win in the past four games with a 1-0 home victory over Blackpool.

Connolly settled a tight first meeting between the clubs with his first goal since returning for a second spell with the Red Devils.

Crawley midfielder Billy Clifford put a shot across the face of the goal early on before Adi Yussuf should have hit the target for the hosts but fired over from a good position.

Blackpool winger Danny Philliskirk threatened when his header was saved by goalkeeper Glenn Morris after a ball into the area by Jack Payne.

More good work by Payne later set up striker Armand Gnanduillet, but the Frenchman headed wide.

Crawley had a let off just before the interval when Philliskirk shot wastefully wide after being set up by Kyle Vassell.

Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn, put through by James Collins, was denied by visiting keeper Dean Lyness 11 minutes after the break.

But Crawley struck with 21 minutes left when a Clifford corner was flicked on by Joe McNerney and Connolly glanced home a header.

Blackpool applied some late pressure but could find no way through a stubborn home defence.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 50mins
  • 22McNerney
  • 14Blackman
  • 8Smith
  • 24Djaló
  • 21YussufSubstituted forBantonat 60'minutes
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forDaveyat 90+1'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 90'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 3Arthur
  • 5Davey
  • 10Banton
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 23Pappoe

Blackpool

  • 27Lyness
  • 2Mellor
  • 15Aldred
  • 6Aimson
  • 3TaylorSubstituted forDanielat 22'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 28Payne
  • 4McAlister
  • 18PhilliskirkSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 64'minutes
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 17Yeates
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Daniel
  • 25Boney
  • 26Cain
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,300

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Blackpool 0.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Alex Davey replaces Billy Clifford.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Will Aimson (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jason Banton.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Colin Daniel (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Andre Blackman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Jamille Matt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jason Banton (Crawley Town).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Will Aimson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Blackpool 0. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe McNerney following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Colin Daniel.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Danny Philliskirk.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Kyle Vassell.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jason Banton replaces Adi Yussuf because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Kaby.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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