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Stevenage 1-1 Crawley Town

Ibrahim Meite scored the first goal of his professional career to earn Crawley a deserved draw at a rainy Stevenage.

It capped a lively full debut from the 21-year-old on loan from Cardiff, but it was more home frustration for the Boro, as they dropped points from a winning position for the second match running.

Meite livened up a dull first half by charging through the middle before his rising effort was superbly tipped over by Stevenage goalkeeper Joe Fryer.

That save proved crucial, as the Boro took the lead a minute later when Dan Newton beat a couple of players before finding the net via the post from just outside the area.

But Crawley drew level four minutes into the second half as Meite received the ball from Enzio Boldewijn before finding the far corner with a fine finish across Fryer.

Meite then tested Fryer again with a powerful drive from 25 yards before Glenn Morris preserved a point for his side in stoppage time by denying Alex Samuel.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 22Toner
  • 5FranksSubstituted forVancootenat 52'minutes
  • 3Martin
  • 10Kennedy
  • 8BeautymanSubstituted forSamuelat 63'minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 11Pett
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWhelpdaleat 73'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 7Whelpdale
  • 15Samuel
  • 16Day
  • 18Conlon
  • 20Vancooten
  • 30McKee
  • 31Gray

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 22Lelan
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 19Evina
  • 24LewisSubstituted forRandallat 45'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 21Bulman
  • 3DohertySubstituted forPayneat 60'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 26Meite

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 6Connolly
  • 10Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 25Randall
  • 28Camara
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
1,922

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matt Godden (Stevenage).

  4. Post update

    Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Samuel (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Alex Samuel (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ronnie Henry (Stevenage).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

  12. Post update

    Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ibrahim Meite (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Martin (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Cedric Evina (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Godden (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Joe Martin (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Terence Vancooten (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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