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Crawley Town 2-2 Scunthorpe United

Dean Leacock
Dean Leacock scored his first goal of the season for Crawley

League One strugglers Scunthorpe blew a 2-0 lead to draw at Crawley.

The Iron led when Paddy Madden finished from Gary McSheffrey's cut-back, before Lyle Taylor doubled the advantage from another McSheffrey cross.

The hosts pulled a goal back through Dean Leacock's header from Ryan Dickson's cross.

Izale McLeod levelled from the spot after Jennison Myrie-Williams fouled Dickson to see Scunthorpe slip to second-bottom.

Crawley Town assistant Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

"You want to come away with a win and you want to be on top of the game for 80 to 90 minutes. You want to take the game to the opposition and we haven't done that long enough today.

"The first half wasn't good enough and it wasn't until the second half when the fans got behind and helped us.

"It took too long to get to that stage, but you have to give the players credit for keeping going.

"You've got to give a big thank you to the fans in terms of how much they stuck with the players and how much a difference that made."

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Obviously I'm disappointed but for 70 to 75 minutes, I thought we were really good.

"We then some frailties showed and we gave them a little bit of time. We dealt with the first cross that came in and the second one that came in dropped off and left it free and unmarked.

"They got a foothold in the game then and they could sense they could put us under a little bit of pressure - and that was the disappointment of the day.

"I thought we controlled it absolutely from start to right up until the second goal went in."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 27Price
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forElliottat 88'minutes
  • 5Leacock
  • 6BradleySubstituted forYoungat 69'minutes
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 8Smith
  • 7Edwards
  • 16KeaneBooked at 82mins
  • 9McLeod
  • 21Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 23Richefond
  • 24Isaacs
  • 33Elliott

Scunthorpe

  • 1Slocombe
  • 14Hawkridge
  • 25BoyceBooked at 90mins
  • 32LleraSubstituted forBrisleyat 33'minutes
  • 30Williams
  • 22O'Neil
  • 18WilliamsBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMyrie-Williamsat 69'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 12BishopBooked at 44mins
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forMcAllisterat 86'minutes
  • 19Taylor
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 4McAllister
  • 7Sparrow
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Olejnik
  • 27Kee
  • 33Brisley
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
2,178

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Booking

    Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Lewis Price.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  10. Post update

    Terry Hawkridge (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Marvin Elliott replaces Bobson Bawling.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sean McAllister replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (Scunthorpe United).

  16. Post update

    Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Booking

    Keith Keane (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

    Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 2, Scunthorpe United 2. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City18106233191436
2Swindon18105335201535
3Preston18104430191134
4MK Dons1593330161430
5Sheff Utd179352420430
6Notts County178542416829
7Peterborough188372621527
8Oldham186932520527
9Rochdale1782730191126
10Fleetwood187471917225
11Chesterfield186662525024
12Bradford186572324-123
13Barnsley176472728-122
14Walsall185761516-122
15Port Vale186482325-222
16Doncaster166371723-621
17Crawley185671828-1021
18Coventry185582128-720
19Leyton Orient184772326-319
20Gillingham184681825-718
21Colchester184592428-417
22Yeovil184591428-1417
23Scunthorpe174492132-1116
24Crewe1843111436-2215
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