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Crawley Town 1-3 Port Vale

Rejuvenated Port Vale made it three consecutive victories with an impressive 3-1 success at Crawley to put a dent in the Reds' play-off hopes.

Unchanged Vale, who significantly boosted their survival chances with successive wins over Newport and Colchester, made a fast start and skipper Tom Conlon drove them ahead impressively after 13 minutes.

Conlon smashed his seventh goal of the season from just inside the area after Crawley failed to deal with a cross from Devante Rodney.

Top scorer Rodney had earlier had a fierce shot turned over by keeper Glenn Morris, who also thwarted Theo Robinson in a one-on-one situation.

Crawley scored for the 10th game in a row to equalise on the stroke of half-time with the recalled Ashley Nadesan heading in his eighth goal of the season from Jack Powell's cross.

The Reds had a let off on the hour when, from a cross by David Worrall, Robinson's header came back off the crossbar.

But Vale regained the lead five minutes later when Crawley failed to clear and defender Nathan Smith netted with a shot on the turn from 12 yards.

Worrall made it 3-1 after 76 minutes by capitalising on a gift after Joe McNerney failed to find keeper Morris with an attempted header.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 4FrancombBooked at 55mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 24Craig
  • 18SesaySubstituted forTsaroullaat 69'minutes
  • 34Maguire-DrewSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 65'minutes
  • 8Powell
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 38TilleySubstituted forMatthewsat 69'minutes
  • 10Nadesan
  • 16Nichols

Substitutes

  • 14Allarakhia
  • 15Davies
  • 20Matthews
  • 25Tsaroulla
  • 37Nelson
  • 44Wright

Port Vale

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Brown
  • 6Smith
  • 5Legge
  • 16Brisley
  • 11MontañoBooked at 74minsSubstituted forOlagunjuat 88'minutes
  • 8Oyeleke
  • 4Joyce
  • 10ConlonSubstituted forAmooat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Worrall
  • 12RobinsonSubstituted forGuthrieat 81'minutes
  • 21Rodney

Substitutes

  • 13Cullen
  • 14Guthrie
  • 17Taylor
  • 19Amoo
  • 27Hurst
  • 32Scott
  • 33Olagunju
Referee:
Chris Sarginson

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 3.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. David Amoo replaces Tom Conlon.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Powell.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Mustapha Olagunju replaces Cristian Montaño because of an injury.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño tries a through ball, but Kurtis Guthrie is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  11. Post update

    Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Brisley (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Hessenthaler.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Kurtis Guthrie replaces Theo Robinson.

  15. Post update

    Nick Tsaroulla (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Manny Oyeleke (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Powell with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Matthews (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Tsaroulla.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Port Vale 3. David Worrall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cambridge382071157352267
2Cheltenham371981048341465
3Tranmere37189105142963
4Bolton37189104843563
5Forest Green371711949381162
6Morecambe37188115249362
7Newport36169114637957
8Exeter3615111060421856
9Leyton Orient37158144240253
10Salford3613121141301151
11Crawley36149134847151
12Bradford36149134041-151
13Stevenage381116113333049
14Carlisle35146154744348
15Harrogate37146174042-248
16Scunthorpe36136173845-745
17Oldham38129175564-945
18Port Vale38128184952-344
19Mansfield38917124549-444
20Walsall37817123946-741
21Colchester38815153653-1739
22Barrow36108184246-438
23Southend38811192350-2735
24Grimsby37711192855-2732
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