Crawley Town 4-1 Bristol Rovers

Crawley continued their excellent start to the season with a thumping victory over Bristol Rovers.

Tyrone Barnett converted David Hunt's long throw in to give the hosts an early lead.

Ben Smith headed home Dean Howell's cross before Matt Tubbs made it 3-0 with a wonderful free-kick.

Lee Brown's sliced cross drifted past Crawley keeper Michel Kuipers to give the visitors some hope only for Barnett to lash in a fourth after a neat move.


Crawley assistant manager Paul Raynor told BBC Sussex:

"We got it right on the day. We took a couple of defeats really badly, but we lifted the morale. We know we've got a good squad.

"It means we've gone to the top of the league which is no mean feat for Crawley Town.

"It's where we want to be, but we're under no illusions, it's a tough division."

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