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Crawley Town 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham extended their unbeaten run to three games with a well-deserved 0-0 draw at Crawley in League Two.

The Robins, clawing their way clear of danger towards the foot of the table, were twice thwarted by the woodwork.

Crawley were forced into a late change when striker Matt Harrold, set to make his first start since August 22, was injured in the warm-up and Dean Cox was promoted from the bench.

Rhys Murphy, leading the Reds' attack, should have done better when put through by skipper Jimmy Smith on 17 minutes but keeper Scott Brown made a smothering save.

Harry Pell threatened for Cheltenham early on when he had a shot saved by keeper Glenn Morris following a pass by Danny Wright.

Pell went close again just before the break when he headed a Liam Davis cross just wide.

Pell looked set to score moments after the interval when a strong run took him into a good position but his low shot was parried by keeper Morris and cleared off the line.

Crawley lived dangerously with Dan Holman going close twice before seeing his fierce drive rebound off the inside of a post.

Kyle Storer also struck the woodwork late on for the Robins as Crawley, now with only one win from their last 10 games, hung on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forLelanat 80'minutes
  • 22McNerney
  • 14BlackmanBooked at 26mins
  • 8SmithBooked at 21mins
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forPayneat 73'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 18Clifford
  • 39MurphySubstituted forRobertsat 62'minutes
  • 28Cox

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 16Garnett
  • 17Bawling
  • 25Lelan

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Brown
  • 23Onariase
  • 32PlavoticSubstituted forRoweat 45'minutes
  • 15BoyleBooked at 82mins
  • 33DavisBooked at 42mins
  • 7PellBooked at 52mins
  • 4Storer
  • 27Winchester
  • 8Waters
  • 9WrightBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWoottonat 50'minutes
  • 30Holman

Substitutes

  • 5Downes
  • 11Munns
  • 18Rowe
  • 19Wootton
  • 21Dayton
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Bower
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,008

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home4
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Storer (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Booking

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by William Boyle (Cheltenham Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Lelan replaces Mark Connolly because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Delay in match (Crawley Town).

  15. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Lewis Young.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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