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Crawley Town 0-0 Portsmouth

Freddie Woodman
Freddie Woodman has played in all four of Crawley's games this season

Crawley goalkeeper Freddie Woodman made a number of saves to help his side to a draw against unbeaten Portsmouth.

The England Under-19 international, on loan from Newcastle, denied former Red Devils striker Matt Tubbs after he was put clean through in the first half.

Gwion Edwards' fierce low shot for Crawley just before the hour mark was unlucky to find the side netting.

And Woodman parried a goal-bound shot from substitute Adam McGurk to ensure the two sides shared the points.

Crawley manager Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Yates on Crawley v Portsmouth

"They are going to win the league, they have the best manager in the league, they have the best players by far and the way they play is fantastic.

"They are really pleasing on the eye, they've recruited brilliantly and have players that can get them out of this league and that can handle the expectation. I fully expect them to be champions come the end of the season.

"We are still a massive work in progress and I said before - we've got the five toughest games you could ever wish to imagine at the start of the season."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 23Donnelly
  • 5McNerney
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Edwards
  • 8SmithBooked at 42mins
  • 10RooneyBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBawlingat 77'minutes
  • 4Walton
  • 14Young
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forHarroldat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Deacon
  • 24Van Den Bogaert

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2DaviesSubstituted forMcGurkat 52'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 26Evans
  • 25Atangana
  • 8Doyle
  • 11Roberts
  • 23BennettSubstituted forChaplinat 81'minutes
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forStockleyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 4Webster
  • 7McGurk
  • 17Stockley
  • 19Chaplin
  • 29Hollands
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Fred Graham
Attendance:
4,003

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home4
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jayden Stockley replaces Matt Tubbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt blocked. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Luke Rooney.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Lee Barnard.

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

Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

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

Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Ben Davies.

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Portsmouth 0.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient33008179
2Wycombe33006069
3Hartlepool33005149
4Cambridge32109547
5Portsmouth32105147
6Plymouth32017346
7Northampton32014226
8Bristol Rovers32012116
9Exeter320156-16
10Oxford Utd31206425
11Mansfield31113214
12Accrington31112204
13Wimbledon310235-23
14Notts County310235-23
15Barnet310224-23
16Morecambe310213-23
17York310225-33
18Luton302134-12
19Crawley302123-12
20Carlisle302169-32
21Newport301226-41
22Stevenage301227-51
23Yeovil300325-30
24Dag & Red300328-60
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