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Crawley Town 5-1 Barnsley

Izale McLeod
Izale McLeod has now scored 15 goals this season

Izale McLeod grabbed a hat-trick as lowly Crawley Town responded to the midweek drubbing against Doncaster by thrashing managerless Barnsley.

The Tykes, who sacked boss Danny Wilson in midweek, trailed to McLeod's first-half lob.

Sonny Bradley's close-range strike and Marvin Elliott's header made it 3-0.

A Kane Hemmings header gave Barnsley hope but McLeod profited from an error to make it 4-1, and he sealed his treble after good work by Lewis Young.

The win sees Crawley move to within two points of League One safety and just five points behind Barnsley.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"It was a great way to respond after Tuesday's 5-0, but the game then was similar to today's game for an hour and we scored at the right time. We went from strength to strength and it makes a difference when you score from set-pieces.

"I thought there were some good performances. Obviously Izale McLeod is going to get the headlines with a great hat-trick, but Pogba played well and Lee Fowler was outstanding.

"Lee has made us play and made the others play. He's linked the play up and we were able to play the ball forward. The whole thing looked better. They've battled today and all credit because they showed what there made of."

Barnsley caretaker manager Mark Burton told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Very strange. I'm absolutely devastated with the result. And I didn't see it coming, to be honest.

"In the first 30 minutes I thought we were well on top. We hit the crossbar, we had a couple of chances.

"We restricted them to nothing and then we concede just before half-time and we just collapsed."

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-5-1

  • 30Price
  • 3Dickson
  • 6Bradley
  • 25Ward
  • 16FowlerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 14Young
  • 33Elliott
  • 7Edwards
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMorganat 77'minutes
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forTomlinat 59'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Turnbull
  • 20SmithSubstituted forOatesat 61'minutes
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 6CranieBooked at 58mins
  • 37Lalkovic
  • 7ScowenBooked at 52mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 36Pearson
  • 27Holgate
  • 33LitaSubstituted forHemmingsat 61'minutes
  • 41WaringSubstituted forMvotoat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 10Hemmings
  • 12Davies
  • 15Mvoto
  • 18Oates
  • 22Williams
  • 32Bailey
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
2,296

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 5, Barnsley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 5, Barnsley 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 5, Barnsley 1. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  11. Post update

    Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dean Morgan (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Oates (Barnsley).

  14. Post update

    Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Jimmy Smith replaces Lee Fowler.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Anthony Wordsworth.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 4, Barnsley 1. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from very close range.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Barnsley 1. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rhys Oates.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City29187454262861
2Swindon30176756322457
3MK Dons30168662313156
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2813693932745
6Oldham30111094141043
7Chesterfield30119104441342
8Doncaster2911993633342
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough30125133838041
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Port Vale31116143845-739
15Rochdale281151250401038
16Notts County29108113135-438
17Crewe30115143151-2038
18Scunthorpe28107114144-337
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3087153650-1431
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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