Crawley Town 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Crawley Town returned to the top of League Two with a win over promotion rivals Shrewsbury Town.

Sergio Torres put Crawley on their way to a fifth straight win with a cool right-foot finish after Tyrone Barnett had flicked on Andy Drury's pass.

Dean Howell then doubled Crawley's lead on 39 minutes with an exquisite free-kick curled over Shrewsbury's wall.

The Shrews set up a tense finish when, on 72 minutes, Mark Wright scrambled Joe Jacobson's cross over the line.


Crawley manager Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"I don't mince my words. It would have been a travesty, if we hadn't got all three points today.

"It was always going to be a big game. I said it pre-match and I'll say it post-match. I think Shrewsbury will get promoted.

"But, over the 90, we deserved to win. We had five or six players struggling on Thursday, and credit to them. Many of them have probably gone through the barrier."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We have a problem away from home over the last few matches, where we're just forgetting what we're good at.

"What we do well is pass the ball and there wasn't enough movement, so the man was left isolated on the ball and, as a result, could be closed down.

"That's not us, second half was a better performance and we might well have got something out of the game."

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