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Crawley Town 2-1 Luton Town

Crawley Town came from 1-0 down to beat Luton Town and secure a third win in four League Two matches.

Cameron McGeehan had put Luton ahead with his seventh goal of the season, nodding Sean Long's cross past debutant goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan.

But the home side fought back with two goals in the final 23 minutes.

Rhys Murphy equalised for the hosts with a header from Gwion Edwards' cross, before Matt Harrold's low shot from 20 yards completed their comeback.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Yates on Crawley v Luton

"We go a goal down but we showed great character to bounce back, and the second-half performance is how I want this team to play with some tempo, desire, some energy and good passages of football.

"I think you saw the best of Matt Harrold, and Rhys Murphy playing off him looked really sharp. We stuck at it and I felt we played some decent football.

"We started the season quite well and then we had a dip in the first international break and we talked about last week's international break and wanting to turn the corner and making it a positive one.

"We've had to come from behind twice at home in two games and we played how I want us to play in the second half."

Luton Town manager John Still told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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John Still: Luton Town boss on Crawley loss

"We said at half-time that we felt we were comfortable and their only way back in would be sloppy passing from us and giving away free-kicks. In the second half we did both.

"We've played six games. Won four and drawn one. Am I disappointed with that? No I'm not, but I'm disappointed with the game today.

"We have two home games now. It'll be good to get back home. We've been good away from home. I've got no issues with playing home or away but it'll be good to be back home."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Flahavan
  • 4Walton
  • 8SmithBooked at 56mins
  • 14Young
  • 6Bradley
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forJenkinsat 90+1'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forRooneyat 68'minutes
  • 39Murphy
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 24Hancox

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 16Ashton
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Donnelly

Luton

  • 1Tyler
  • 3Potts
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 90mins
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forMcQuoidat 73'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 19LeeBooked at 54minsSubstituted forMcCourtat 68'minutes
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 20LongBooked at 40mins
  • 30Wilkinson
  • 26DoyleBooked at 57mins
  • 22Mackail-Smith

Substitutes

  • 7Lawless
  • 10Hall
  • 15McCourt
  • 16Justham
  • 17Ruddock
  • 23McQuoid
  • 25O'Brien
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
3,335

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Luton Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Luton Town 1.

Booking

Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Luton Town).

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Matt Harrold.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Attempt saved. Scott Cuthbert (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Simon Walton.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Luton Town 1. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

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

Attempt blocked. Luke Rooney (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jonathan Smith.

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

Foul by Sean Long (Luton Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Josh McQuoid replaces Jack Marriott.

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dan Potts.

Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Luton Town. Paddy McCourt replaces Olly Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Luke Rooney replaces Roarie Deacon.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Luton Town 1. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Attempt blocked. Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

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

Foul by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Mitch Hancox.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Olly Lee (Luton Town).

Hand ball by Craig Mackail-Smith (Luton Town).

Booking

Nathan Doyle (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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2Portsmouth1375121111026
3Oxford Utd136611911824
4Mansfield1364321111022
5Leyton Orient136432418622
6Accrington136431712522
7Carlisle136432322122
8Wycombe126331710721
9Northampton136341916321
10Morecambe136252825320
11Bristol Rovers126151613319
12Luton135352318518
13Exeter135351920-118
14Cambridge134541719-217
15Notts County135261821-317
16Wimbledon134451519-416
17Hartlepool135171319-616
18Crawley134361520-515
19Barnet134181723-613
20Stevenage133461622-613
21York132561520-511
22Yeovil132381322-99
23Dag & Red131571424-108
24Newport13139723-166
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