League Two
Crawley1Hartlepool0

Crawley Town 1-0 Hartlepool United

James Collins scored his 12th league goal of the season as Crawley clinched their fourth successive home win with a 1-0 victory over struggling Hartlepool.

Collins made amends after missing two good chances to leave Pools with only one win from their past eight League Two matches.

Pools had an early let-off in front of a crowd of 4,266 - Crawley's best of the season - when Collins set up Billy Clifford but he failed to test goalkeeper Adam Bartlett from the edge of the area.

Bartlett came to his side's rescue when he blocked a goal-bound shot from Dean Cox after Josh Laurent had given the ball away.

Crawley appealed in vain for offside when Sean Kavanagh had a shot turned around the post by goalkeeper Glenn Morris.

Pools improved as the half wore on but Crawley created more chances and midfielder Josh Payne shot wide 10 minutes before the break.

Former Shrewsbury striker Collins rose highest to break the deadlock after 62 minutes, heading in a Cox cross.

Pools seldom threatened an equaliser and visiting keeper Bartlett denied Crawley a second when saving from substitute Bobson Bawling late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 67mins
  • 22McNerney
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 2YoungBooked at 90mins
  • 8Smith
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forHendersonat 86'minutes
  • 4Payne
  • 28CoxSubstituted forRobertsat 69'minutes
  • 19CollinsBooked at 30mins
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 17Bawling
  • 24Djaló
  • 33Sanchez Watt
  • 44Henderson

Hartlepool

  • 13Bartlett
  • 6Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 33Donnelly
  • 19RichardsSubstituted forOatesat 82'minutes
  • 28LaurentBooked at 65mins
  • 4Featherstone
  • 14WoodsBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWalkerat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 39KavanaghBooked at 28mins
  • 9AmondSubstituted forPaynterat 61'minutes
  • 15Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 8Walker
  • 10Paynter
  • 11Oates
  • 17Deverdics
  • 18Hawkins
  • 29Martin
  • 31Dudzinski
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
4,266

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Attempt saved. Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Brad Walker (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dangerous play by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Brad Walker replaces Michael Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Billy Clifford.

Attempt saved. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Rhys Oates replaces Jordan Richards.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Jordan Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Dean Cox.

Attempt blocked. Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Matthew Bates (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Josh Laurent (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Hartlepool United 0. James Collins (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Billy Paynter replaces Padraig Amond.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Matthew Bates.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Hartlepool United 0.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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