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Crawley Town 4-0 Northampton Town

Crawley claimed their first win in four attempts under new head coach John Yems with a 4-0 thrashing of Northampton.

After the match got the go-ahead following two pitch inspections, Crawley started on the front foot - and eventually took the lead in superb style in the 27th minute when Nathan Ferguson rifled in his fifth goal of the season from a tight angle.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris showed alertness on the hour mark to claim a dangerous centre by Charlie Goode, but Bez Lubala struck two minutes later to double the Reds' lead with a low shot into the corner for his 10th goal of the season.

The hosts continued to press and Palmer fired wide before a fierce shot by Ferguson was parried by keeper Arnold, who then came to the Cobblers' rescue by saving a goal-bound shot by Palmer with his legs.

Palmer was on target, however, in the 80th minute when he made it 3-0 at the near post following a cross by substitute Mason Bloomfield.

Bloomfield was on hand to add the fourth three minutes later after a defensive mistake by Scott Wharton.

To add to the Cobblers' woe as they slipped out of the League Two play-off places. they had Shaun McWilliams and Harry Smith taken off on stretchers in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 5McNerney
  • 3Doherty
  • 30Lubala
  • 21Bulman
  • 12Ferguson
  • 28Camara
  • 9Palmer
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forEnigbokan-Bloomfieldat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 18Sesay
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Northampton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Arnold
  • 5Goode
  • 16WhartonBooked at 75mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 10Adams
  • 14LinesSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 4McCormackBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMcWilliamsat 51'minutes
  • 3MartinSubstituted forOliverat 73'minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Cornell
  • 11Williams
  • 17McWilliams
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Warburton
  • 23Harriman
  • 44Anderson
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
2,190

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home24
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 4, Northampton Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 4, Northampton Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Doherty (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Doherty.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shaun McWilliams (Northampton Town).

  8. Post update

    Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Northampton Town).

  10. Post update

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 4, Northampton Town 0. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 3, Northampton Town 0. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bez Lubala.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Wharton.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Panutche Camara.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Mason Bloomfield replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  18. Booking

    Scott Wharton (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Scott Wharton (Northampton Town).

  20. Post update

    Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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