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Crawley Town 2-1 Stevenage

Roarie Deacon
Crawley's Roarie Deacon now has five goals this season

Roarie Deacon scored a last-minute winner as Crawley made it six wins from seven home games with victory over Stevenage in League Two.

Crawley broke the deadlock when Matt Harrold helped on a throw from Lewis Young and Gwion Edwards fired home his sixth goal of the season from 12 yards.

Michael Tonge equalised for Stevenage from the penalty spot after Josh Yorwerth hauled down Charlie Lee.

Deacon had the final say with a last minute right-foot toe-poke to win it.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Yates on Crawley v Stevenage

"Obviously you want to win every game and we weren't at our very best today, but credit to the players they got a win and whether we deserved it is another matter.

"Sometimes you have got to just stick at it, keep going and show some resolve and sprit, which can take us along way.

"We worked a bit on set-pieces this week and its pleasing and it's all about the delivery - and if its there then we've got people who can get on the end of it.

"There's lots of pleasing things and I want us to play better and I want us to excite the fans."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Preston
  • 14Young
  • 25YorwerthBooked at 86mins
  • 16Ashton
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Edwards
  • 4WaltonBooked at 81mins
  • 8Smith
  • 24Hancox
  • 15FenelonSubstituted forBarnardat 62'minutes
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forDeaconat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Deacon
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22Jenkins
  • 23Emmanuel

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 6Hughes
  • 4McCombe
  • 27Johnson
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forGordonat 21'minutes
  • 15Tonge
  • 28McFadzeanSubstituted forLeeat 78'minutes
  • 3Cox
  • 11Pett
  • 31GnanduilletSubstituted forMattat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Franks
  • 10Matt
  • 17Gordon
  • 22Lee
  • 29Crowe
  • 32Conlon
  • 35Gorman
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
2,289

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Stevenage 1.

Booking

Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Stevenage 1. Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Yorwerth.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 1. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Stevenage. Jamille Matt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Matt Harrold.

Ryan Johnson (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Barnard (Crawley Town).

Booking

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Callum McFadzean.

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ryan Johnson.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Stevenage).

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Stevenage 0. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Michael Tonge.

Foul by Michael Tonge (Stevenage).

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

Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamille Matt replaces Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Armand Gnanduillet (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Shamir Fenelon.

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

Foul by Rohdell Gordon (Stevenage).

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Shamir Fenelon (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Mark Hughes (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Oxford Utd23128336191744
3Northampton22134538281043
4Portsmouth231010341221940
5Bristol Rovers2311483224837
6Wycombe2210753022837
7Carlisle2210754237537
8Accrington20106435231236
9Leyton Orient239953731636
10Mansfield2297630201034
11Cambridge239683633333
12Crawley2394103239-731
13Wimbledon237972930-130
14Exeter228683033-330
15Luton2385103836229
16Notts County228593338-529
17Barnet2384113439-528
18Morecambe2183103839-127
19Stevenage236893140-926
20Newport2348112637-1120
21Hartlepool2162132035-1520
22York2236132545-2015
23Yeovil2327142238-1613
24Dag & Red2327142143-2213
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