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Crawley Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Brad Inman's late goal earned Crewe a vital win at Crawley to aid their fight to beat the drop from League One.

Uche Ikpeazu finished from close range for Crewe, after Paul Jones parried Mathias Pogba's shot into his path.

Crawley then levelled on 69 minutes when Jamie Proctor found the top corner with an angled, long-range drive.

Substitute Inman won it 10 minutes from time, steering in Byron Moore's pass, keeping 21st-placed Crewe in the bottom four now only on goal difference.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Sussex:

"When we got back to 1-1 there was only going to one winner and would have actually settled for a point at that stage.

"It's game after game for us and we've tried to mix it up. I thought Gary Dicker and Sergio Torres were probably our two best players because they came in very fresh.

"It's probably the amount of games which has started to tell on one or two. They're not quite as fresh as they have been, like when we played Wolves, which is barely three weeks ago. And we've not won since then.

"It doesn't disguise the fact that we haven't scored enough and have found ourselves defeated in the last five games, which is a huge shock to me."

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I was delighted for Brad that he has come on and got his goal. He was left out simply because I didn't think he has done enough in the past few games. I chose to leave him out and got the reaction I wanted.

"I knew not playing would hurt him. We thought that, with his pace, he could get in behind. It was a great pass and he did exactly what we wanted him to do.

"We dug in when we needed to and it is a great three points. We will keep fighting and just look after ourselves.

"f we can get our results then the rest will look after itself. We know what we have to do and not worry too much about the others."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 4Connolly
  • 3Sadler
  • 11Simpson
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 42mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 21JonesSubstituted forMonakanaat 58'minutes
  • 8Torres
  • 7ClarkeSubstituted forProctorat 58'minutes
  • 9FallonBooked at 26minsSubstituted forKaikaiat 87'minutes
  • 28DickerBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 14Proctor
  • 16Boateng
  • 17Kaikai
  • 19Monakana
  • 25Maddison
  • 26Edwards
  • 29Connolly

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2TootleBooked at 90mins
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42GrantBooked at 82mins
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 30IkpeazuBooked at 56minsSubstituted forOliverat 66'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forInmanat 73'minutes
  • 26AnekeSubstituted forRayat 87'minutes
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 8Osman
  • 12Ray
  • 14Inman
  • 19Oliver
  • 29Waters
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,024

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Sullay Kaikai replaces Rory Fallon.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Ray replaces Chukwuemeka Aneke.

  8. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  12. Booking

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Byron Moore.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town).

  17. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Mathias Pogba.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves41279574254990
2Brentford40259665362984
3Rotherham402212677482978
4Leyton Orient412211873383577
5Preston412016557391876
6Peterborough40194176154761
7MK Dons41177175855358
8Swindon41169165854457
9Port Vale41176185566-1157
10Walsall411414134542356
11Sheff Utd401411154143-253
12Bradford411116145251149
13Coventry411611147171049
14Gillingham40146205467-1348
15Bristol City411017146364-147
16Oldham411211184657-1147
17Crawley381113144048-846
18Colchester411013184557-1243
19Tranmere401110194970-2143
20Carlisle401110194061-2143
21Crewe411110204976-2743
22Shrewsbury41914183750-1341
23Notts County41124255572-1740
24Stevenage41109224061-2139
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