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PeterboroughPeterborough United4CrawleyCrawley Town3

Peterborough United 4-3 Crawley Town

Dean Saunders
Dean Saunders' Crawley side host relegation rivals Coventry next Saturday in their final League One match

Crawley face relegation after conceding two goals in the final three minutes in a dramatic defeat at Peterborough.

Marvin Elliott fired the visitors ahead before Conor Washington equalised.

Michael Bostwick put Posh 2-1 up after the break, but goals from Mathias Pogba and Josh Simpson looked to have given victory to Dean Saunders' side.

Bostwick made it 3-3, before Washington turned in a loose ball to leave Crawley in the League One relegation zone on goal difference with one game left.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Sussex:

"We were just really unlucky and you don't want it to happen to you with two games to go. You want all the decisions to go your way.

"We were three minutes away from staying in the league.

"They're all devastated in the dressing room. Three of the goals hit the post and went in."

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 25Zakuani
  • 22Almeida SantosSubstituted forBurgessat 70'minutes
  • 17NewellSubstituted forPayneat 81'minutes
  • 28Anderson
  • 6Bostwick
  • 10Oztumer
  • 37Da Silva LopesSubstituted forEdwardsat 66'minutes
  • 30Maddison
  • 14Washington

Substitutes

  • 8Payne
  • 9James
  • 21Burgess
  • 23Norris
  • 29Edwards
  • 32Henry
  • 35Beautyman

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jensen
  • 14Young
  • 6Bradley
  • 25Ward
  • 32Youga
  • 21Tomlin
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forOyebanjoat 71'minutes
  • 16Fowler
  • 33ElliottSubstituted forMorganat 90+3'minutes
  • 28Pogba
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling
  • 30Price
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,270

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away13
Shots on Target
Home12
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Jonathan Edwards (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Kelly Youga (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Edwards (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Kelly Youga (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Marvin Elliott.

  11. Post update

    Christian Burgess (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 4, Crawley Town 3. Conor Washington (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabriel Zakuani.

  14. Post update

    Gabriel Zakuani (Peterborough United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Smith.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Peterborough United 3, Crawley Town 3. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Smith.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United).

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon442381373541977
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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