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Crawley Town 2-1 Colchester United

Second-half goals from Reece Grego-Cox and Mason Bloomfield gave Crawley their first win in five league games with a 2-1 home victory over Colchester.

Luke Prosser headed Colchester in front in the first half but the Reds improved significantly after the break.

Crawley gave a first league start to midfielder Tarryn Allarakhia and he was off target mid-way through the first half following a free-kick by Nathan Ferguson.

Colchester threatened for the first time when Frank Nouble set up Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu but he put the ball over from close range.

The U's broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when, from a corner by Kwame Poku, Prosser notched his first goal of the season with a glancing header.

Colchester keeper Dean Gerken was forced into his first save six minutes after the break when he held a low shot from Grego-Cox following a run by Ferguson.

Crawley have scored in every league game since 30 March and they continued the knack with Grego-Cox levelling after 55 minutes with a fierce low shot into the corner.

Keeper Gerken came to Colchester's rescue shortly after by turning a goal-bound shot from substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George against the post.

Crawley turned the game around 10 minutes from time when defender Ashley Young crossed for striker Bloomfield to head home from close range.

The Reds almost added a third in stoppage time but Bez Lubala's shot cannoned back off the post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 3DohertyBooked at 23mins
  • 28Camara
  • 12FergusonBooked at 43mins
  • 17AllarakhiaSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 65'minutes
  • 7Grego-CoxSubstituted forvan Velzenat 90+1'minutes
  • 30Lubala
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 11van Velzen
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 21Bulman
  • 26Galach
  • 31Boadu Adjei
  • 35Luyambula

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 2Jackson
  • 18Eastman
  • 5ProsserBooked at 46mins
  • 21Clampin
  • 12Sarpong-WireduSubstituted forStevensonat 77'minutes
  • 4Lapslie
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forNorrisat 81'minutes
  • 45Nouble
  • 49Poku
  • 13RobinsonSubstituted forBrownat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bramall
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 9Norris
  • 10Brown
  • 24Stevenson
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,636

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Colchester United 1.

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Josh Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen replaces Reece Grego-Cox.

Attempt missed. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town).

Ryan Clampin (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kwame Poku (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. Kwame Poku (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Norris replaces Courtney Senior.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Colchester United 1. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Offside, Colchester United. Ryan Jackson tries a through ball, but Jevani Brown is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ben Stevenson replaces Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Tom Dallison.

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Jordan Tunnicliffe.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Dean Gerken.

Attempt saved. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Grego-Cox with a headed pass.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Jevani Brown replaces Theo Robinson.

Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwame Poku (Colchester United).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ryan Clampin.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

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

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ashley Nathaniel-George replaces Tarryn Allarakhia.

Attempt missed. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

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

Foul by Ryan Clampin (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Josh Doherty.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Colchester United 1. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

Offside, Colchester United. Luke Prosser tries a through ball, but Frank Nouble is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Bloomfield.

Attempt saved. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe138232316726
2Exeter137511811726
3Bradford137331912724
4Forest Green13733147724
5Newport12651126623
6Cheltenham1264221111022
7Swindon136342016421
8Colchester135441612419
9Crawley135442120119
10Grimsby135352016418
11Plymouth134541816217
12Macclesfield134541515017
13Port Vale134541820-217
14Salford134541620-417
15Mansfield134451917216
16Cambridge134451614216
17Leyton Orient134451922-316
18Northampton134361416-215
19Walsall13436917-815
20Carlisle134271523-814
21Oldham132561423-911
22Scunthorpe132471621-510
23Stevenage131571019-98
24Morecambe131481326-137
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