League Two
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Cheltenham Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Birthday boy Billy Waters and Jack Munns struck as Cheltenham ended a six-match winless League Two run with a 2-1 win over Crawley.

Waters stroked home after three minutes with Munns doubling the lead just after the hour mark and although Kabi Djalo's 20-yard blast tested the hosts' mettle with 12 minutes to play, the Robins weathered the storm.

Waters latched on to English Football League debutant Kyle Storer's through ball and jinked his way past Joe McNerney before sweeping to Glenn Morris' right with the first attack of the match.

Cheltenham continued to dominate but chances were at a premium with Munns rolling past the far post on 22 minutes.

Crawley improved after the restart with substitute Bobson Bawling forcing a fingertip save from Russell Griffiths, James Collins just failing to connect with Enzio Boldewijn's low centre and Djalo volleying fractionally wide.

But Cheltenham went two up when Waters had his effort headed off the line by Mark Connolly, only for Munns to slam home.

The visitors kept probing and got their reward when Bawling and Boldewijn combined to find Djalo to fire through a host of bodies from 20 yards.

Cheltenham hit the woodwork for a second time when Danny Wright collected a high free kick and nudged against the near upright late on, with the miss setting up a tense finale.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5Downes
  • 6Parslow
  • 2Barthram
  • 21DaytonBooked at 85minsSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 85'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 11MunnsBooked at 88mins
  • 17CranstonBooked at 45mins
  • 8WatersSubstituted forSulimanat 90+4'minutes
  • 9WrightBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 20Lymn
  • 23Whitehead
  • 26Suliman
  • 27Smith
  • 29Thomas

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 73mins
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerneyBooked at 48mins
  • 3Arthur
  • 8SmithSubstituted forTajbakhshat 64'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 24Djaló
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 86mins
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forYussufat 73'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 10BantonSubstituted forBawlingat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beeney
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
  • 23Pappoe
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,678

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Easah Suliman replaces Billy Waters.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kyle Storer.

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jordan Cranston.

Booking

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces James Dayton.

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Booking

Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town).

Booking

Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 2, Crawley Town 1. Kaby (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Enzio Boldewijn.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Billy Clifford.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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