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Crawley Town 1-2 Port Vale

Crawley were left without a win in 11 league games and dropped to within two points of the League One relegation zone after defeat by Port Vale.

The visitors took the lead through Michael Brown's neat finish.

Louis Dodds made it two when he pounced on the rebound after his initial low drive had been well saved.

Crawley's Gavin Tomlin had a penalty saved after Marvin Elliott had been pushed by Michael O'Connor, before Conor Henderson netted a consolation.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"We seem to have a problem playing at home and I don't understand why. Our last two away games at Oldham and Bristol City have both been very good but the players seem to have some sort of phobia playing here.

"They want to try to play at Newcastle in front of 52,000 people where you have to get up and be at it from the very first minute. You know there's no real great crowd pressure here and I think our fans have been very good towards the team.

"I have to say there's no pressure as such, it's just I feel totally unfulfilled that we haven't brought enough wins in the last few games, when certainly it would've been easier to have won."

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 27Price
  • 5LeacockBooked at 27mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 6BradleySubstituted forHendersonat 77'minutes
  • 20Bawling
  • 33Elliott
  • 8Smith
  • 3Dickson
  • 14YoungSubstituted forHarroldat 47'minutes
  • 21Tomlin
  • 17MillerBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 22O'Connor
  • 23Richefond
  • 24Isaacs

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6Duffy
  • 21Veseli
  • 3Dickinson
  • 8Dodds
  • 15O'ConnorSubstituted forRobertsonat 85'minutes
  • 17Brown
  • 20Marshall
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 90+1'minutes
  • 33N'Guessan

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 19Moore
  • 22Lloyd
  • 23Boot
  • 26Nimely
  • 28Campion
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
2,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2.

  3. Post update

    Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Louis Dodds (Port Vale).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Ben Williamson.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 2. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Robertson replaces Michael O'Connor.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

  10. Post update

    Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Sonny Bradley.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Louis Dodds.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Brown (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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