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Crawley Town 1-0 Swindon Town

Izale McLeod

Izale McLeod scored his third goal in as many games as Crawley beat 10-man Swindon to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Striker McLeod, who scored in recent 1-0 wins against Barnsley and Ipswich, converted a second-half penalty after he had been fouled by Louis Thompson, who was shown a straight red card.

Swindon's Yasir Kasim tried to reply but was denied by keeper Brian Jensen.

But Crawley almost scored again when Gwion Edwards hit the bar late on.

Crawley assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

"We're very pleased because we faced a difficult week and another difficult fixture today and when you take into account how the game panned out it was an excellent week for us.

"In terms of the quality our players, they have shown a resilience, they've shown excellent levels of fitness and togetherness.

"They've answered more questions at times and they've stuck in and you know in the second half we get that one opportunity to put it away and Izale takes it and we take the three points."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"The referee is just inside our half when Louis Thompson makes contact with the ball. He's give a penalty from the halfway line when he can't see. He knew he had made a mistake.

"I thought we were outstanding. It was a totally one-sided game and we dominated the football.

"You can't play that well and lose many games I don't think - that's the lesson for the players."

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forO'Connorat 86'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 4HendersonSubstituted forBawlingat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Bradley
  • 9McLeod
  • 21TomlinBooked at 44minsSubstituted forBanyaat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 20Bawling
  • 22O'Connor
  • 23Richefond
  • 25Spiegel

Swindon

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Foderingham
  • 3Byrne
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 41mins
  • 23BarthramSubstituted forRandall-Hurranat 68'minutes
  • 4Luongo
  • 8Kasim
  • 19ThompsonBooked at 51mins
  • 9Smith
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forWilliamsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 15Lelan
  • 16Waldon
  • 18Barker
  • 25Belford
  • 31Randall-Hurran
  • 32Marshall
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
2,710

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home8
Away26
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away16
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

  4. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Charles Banya (Crawley Town).

  6. Booking

    Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

  9. Post update

    Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Emmett O'Connor replaces Gwion Edwards.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Conor Henderson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.