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Exeter City 1-3 Crawley Town

Exeter City's League Two play-off hopes were dealt a blow with a surprise home defeat by lowly Crawley Town.

Crawley were 2-0 in front at the break following goals from Filipe Morais and Reece Grego-Cox.

Ryan Bowman pulled a goal back for the Grecians early in the second half when he jinked past his man and fired in.

But Grego-Cox made the game safe for Crawley with his second goal on the hour mark, as his low drive flew past Christy Pym.

Exeter remain seventh in the table, but the chasing pack are likely to close the gap.

Line-ups

Exeter

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Pym
  • 2SweeneyBooked at 80mins
  • 39Brown
  • 4O'Shea
  • 3WoodmanSubstituted forWilsonat 69'minutes
  • 10Holmes
  • 44BoatengSubstituted forWilsonat 69'minutes
  • 27CollinsSubstituted forMartinat 45'minutes
  • 25Taylor
  • 8Law
  • 12Bowman

Substitutes

  • 7Martin
  • 11Williams
  • 13Hamon
  • 17Jay
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Moxey

Crawley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Morris
  • 14FrancombSubstituted forWillockat 78'minutes
  • 5McNerneyBooked at 73mins
  • 17Dallison-Lisbon
  • 2Young
  • 21BulmanBooked at 59mins
  • 22Morais
  • 28Camara
  • 18SesayBooked at 38minsSubstituted forMaguireat 68'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 9PalmerSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 68'minutes
  • 7Grego-Cox

Substitutes

  • 11Gambin
  • 12Mersin
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Maguire
  • 19Willock
  • 33N'Gala
Referee:
Thomas Bramall
Attendance:
5,054

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Exeter City 1, Crawley Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Crawley Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kane Wilson (Exeter City).

  9. Post update

    Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Ryan Bowman (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Donovan Wilson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

  15. Booking

    Joe Maguire (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Booking

    Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Tom Dallison.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Matty Willock replaces George Francomb because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Lee Martin (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Filipe Morais (Crawley Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City432315573393484
2Mansfield432016766353176
3MK Dons432291269462375
4Bury4321111177532474
5Tranmere4320111261461571
6Forest Green4319131163422170
7Exeter4318111458481065
8Carlisle43197176359464
9Colchester43189165952763
10Stevenage43189165453163
11Newport42189155558-363
12Swindon431516125350361
13Oldham4215141362501259
14Crewe43178185453159
15Northampton431318125656057
16Cheltenham431412175460-654
17Grimsby43148214154-1350
18Crawley43147224562-1749
19Port Vale431211203752-1547
20Morecambe431211204768-2147
21Cambridge431210213761-2446
22Macclesfield43912224673-2739
23Yeovil43910243863-2537
24Notts County43813224479-3537
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