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Stevenage 2-1 Crawley Town

Stevenage secured back-to-back wins as Tyler Walker's third goal in two games helped them to victory against Crawley at the Lamex Stadium.

The 19-year-old, on-loan from Nottingham Forest, followed up his brace against Hartlepool by grabbing the opener with Jack King doubling the advantage, before James Collins' late consolation.

Crawley made a bright start, Collins firing wide from the edge of the box just three minutes in.

The hosts responded well, with Matt Godden denied by the assistant's flag after sweeping his effort beyond goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney.

Boro deservedly went ahead before the break when Walker escaped the clutches of the defence before arrowing a shot across Beeney.

King pounced to double the lead 10 minutes into the second half. Godden raced clear before cutting the ball back to the midfielder, who coolly slotted home.

Collins capitalised on hesitant defending to pull one back for Crawley with five minutes remaining but the home side held on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 22Lee
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 5Franks
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 18Tonge
  • 4KingBooked at 73mins
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forCowansat 90+1'minutes
  • 11PettBooked at 64mins
  • 3Fox
  • 10WalkerBooked at 76minsSubstituted forLiburdat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 9Liburd
  • 14Kennedy
  • 16Day
  • 20Hunte
  • 23Cowans
  • 28Kerr

Crawley

  • 1Beeney
  • 2Young
  • 22McNerney
  • 6Connolly
  • 3ArthurSubstituted forBlackmanat 51'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forYussufat 58'minutes
  • 4PayneBooked at 90mins
  • 8Smith
  • 10BantonSubstituted forBawlingat 67'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 88mins
  • 18Clifford

Substitutes

  • 5Davey
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 21Yussuf
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,157

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 2, Crawley Town 1.

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Stevenage).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Henry Cowans replaces Matt Godden.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Stevenage).

Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Booking

James Collins (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 2, Crawley Town 1. James Collins (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Adi Yussuf.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Stevenage).

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

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Crawley Town).

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

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

Foul by Rowan Liburd (Stevenage).

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Rowan Liburd replaces Tyler Walker.

Booking

Tyler Walker (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Andrew Fox (Stevenage).

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town).

Booking

Jack King (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

James Collins (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Jason Banton.

Attempt saved. Jack King (Stevenage) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth750286215
2Portsmouth7421115614
3Luton7412157813
4Doncaster7412158713
5Colchester74121310313
6Crewe7331108212
7Morecambe74031012-212
8Leyton Orient7322118311
9Carlisle725097211
10Mansfield732277011
11Grimsby73131512310
12Stevenage73131414010
13Barnet62316429
14Hartlepool72321216-49
15Blackpool72239728
16Accrington72231011-18
17Notts County7223911-28
18Crawley7223610-48
19Cheltenham71427707
20Newport6132910-16
21Exeter7205611-56
22Wycombe7124613-75
23Yeovil7115512-74
24Cambridge7034411-73
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