Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1.
Accrington boosted their play-off hopes with a bad-tempered win over Crawley.
Gwion Edwards' shot put the visitors ahead but Billy Kee levelled with a tap-in soon after the break.
Stanley's Shay McCartan and Crawley's Simon Walton were then sent off following a melee, while Accrington's unused substitute keeper Jason Mooney saw red for racing onto the pitch.
The home side took control and goals from Matty Pearson, Seamus Conneely and Piero Mingoia sealed the points.
Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:
"The sending off affected us massively and it was a disgraceful tackle.
"I've just seen the incident 20 times and how he [the referee] can pick Simon Walton out and send him off is beyond me.
"But why the heck are we getting involved? Their lad is getting sent off straight away for a disgraceful tackle and we decided to even it up.
"The referee lost the plot for two or three minutes, I don't think he knew what he was doing. I am fuming at my players for getting involved and I am even more fuming with that last half hour display."
- 14CrooksBooked at 82minsSubstituted forBocoat 90+3'minutes
- 11McConvilleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forProctorat 90+3'minutes
- 17McCartanBooked at 64mins
- 16AshtonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forJenkinsat 70'minutes
- 4WaltonBooked at 65mins
- 21TomlinSubstituted forFenelonat 84'minutes
- 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 90'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1.
Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).
Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Matt Crooks.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Andrew Proctor replaces Sean McConville.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Crawley Town 1. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Kee.
Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.
Attempt saved. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Crawley Town 1. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Piero Mingoia.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Buxton.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Gavin Tomlin.
Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).
Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crawley Town).