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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.

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."

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Chesterfield 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Chesterfield 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Crawley Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

  6. Dismissal

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

  7. Dismissal

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Shaun Miller replaces Gavin Tomlin.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lewis Price.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.