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Accrington Stanley 2-3 Crawley Town

Two first-half goals from Enzio Boldewijn helped to earn victory for struggling Crawley over high-flying Accrington.

Harry Kewell's side raced into a three-goal lead inside 41 minutes and, while Stanley fought back, they have now slipped to three successive league losses.

Crawley took the lead in the ninth minute when a cross from Lewis Young was turned into his own net by Jordan Clark.

It was 2-0 a minute later when Boldewijn slotted home after being put through by Ibrahim Meite.

Crawley celebrated a third on 41 minutes with another solo effort from Dutchman Bodewijn, who got the better of Mark Hughes and fired the ball past goalkeeper Aaron Chapman.

Meite was unlucky not to add a fourth before Stanley won a penalty for a foul on Billy Kee by Josh Yorwerth. The striker tucked it into the far corner of the net with the last kick of the first half for his 12th goal of the season.

It was all Stanley at the start of the second half and they made it 3-2 when second-half substitute Ben Richards-Everton rifled the ball home from 18 yards from Sean McConville's cross.

Accrington had chances to equalise with Glenn Morris pulling off a superb save from Hughes in injury time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 4Donacien
  • 27RawsonSubstituted forRichards-Evertonat 45'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 26Johnson
  • 7ClarkSubstituted forSousaat 85'minutes
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forWilksat 45'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 11McConville
  • 10Jackson
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 6Nolan
  • 15Sykes
  • 16Stryjek
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Wilks
  • 20Ogle

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 39mins
  • 19EvinaBooked at 89mins
  • 21Bulman
  • 4Payne
  • 25RandallBooked at 27minsSubstituted forB Cliffordat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7BoldewijnBooked at 44mins
  • 22Lelan
  • 26MeiteBooked at 52mins

Substitutes

  • 3Doherty
  • 12Mersin
  • 18B Clifford
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 23Verheydt
  • 24Lewis
  • 27Sanoh
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
1,295

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home14
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Crawley Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Crawley Town 3.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Billy Clifford.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Clifford (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cedric Evina (Crawley Town).

Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Foul by Erico Sousa (Accrington Stanley).

Cedric Evina (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Erico Sousa replaces Jordan Clark.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town).

Delay in match Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town).

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

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

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Mark Randall.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Randall (Crawley Town).

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

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3Exeter2312383229339
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5Wycombe2310764132937
6Lincoln City2310762819937
7Accrington2211473427737
8Colchester2310673327636
9Mansfield239953226636
10Swindon2211293528735
11Newport239863226635
12Grimsby239682528-333
13Carlisle238783332131
14Cheltenham238693131030
15Stevenage238693234-230
16Cambridge238692130-930
17Crawley2376102228-627
18Port Vale2374122433-925
19Yeovil2366113041-1124
20Crewe2372142438-1423
21Morecambe2357111929-1022
22Barnet2355132434-1020
23Chesterfield2355132644-1820
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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