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Crawley Town 1-1 Chesterfield

Gavin Tomlin scored his first goal in 17 games to help Crawley draw against Chesterfield in a game which ended in a 21-man brawl and two red cards.

Gary Roberts broke through Crawley's defence to give the visitors the lead after a closely-contested first-half.

Crawley fought back well and Tomlin equalised when he chipped the ball over Tommy Lee.

Crawley's Izale McLeod and the Spireites' Daniel Jones were then both sent off in the injury-time incident.

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John Gregory: Crawley boss after draw with Chesterfield

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"It was a fantastic team effort but the problem we've had in the last six weeks or so is we've had performances that have lacked passion and some performances that have lacked energy and fire. We had it from the first minute today and that was in my opinion a great 90 minutes.

"The effort and energy everyone showed all-over the pitch was what we want, and we want it every-week and today we got it. What pleased me more than anything was the full 90 minute total effort which we haven't had.

"I thought it was a good football match played very well, with two teams that were complimenting each other and the red cards just left a bad taste."

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Paul Cook: Chesterfield manager on Crawley draw

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook:

"I think it's about right. Crawley had plenty of opportunities to get goals themselves, we got into some great positions in the first half without really hurting them.

"I did think when we scored we'd go on and win comfortably. Unfortunately Charlie's slipped for the goal and that's always a big blow when it's an individual error for the goal.

"So, all in all, we take a point away from home."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 27Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Dickson
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 20BawlingSubstituted forYoungat 65'minutes
  • 16Keane
  • 8SmithBooked at 21mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 21TomlinSubstituted forMillerat 84'minutes
  • 9McLeodBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 17Miller
  • 33Elliott

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 19mins
  • 3JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 23EvattSubstituted forMargreitterat 56'minutes
  • 16Raglan
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forGnanduilletat 56'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 12ClucasSubstituted forHumphreysat 77'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 11RobertsBooked at 59mins
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 15Humphreys
  • 18Boco
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 29Margreitter
  • 31Wright
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
2,459

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Chesterfield 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Chesterfield 1.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Crawley Town).

Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Dismissal

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for fighting.

Dismissal

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shaun Miller replaces Gavin Tomlin.

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lewis Price.

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Sam Clucas.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Chesterfield 1. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Bobson Bawling.

Keith Keane (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 0, Chesterfield 1. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Georg Margreitter replaces Ian Evatt because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3Preston19114432191337
4MK Dons17104338182034
5Sheff Utd189452521431
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Port Vale196582527-223
15Barnsley186482830-222
16Doncaster176471824-622
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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