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Crawley Town 2-1 Salford City

Jake Hessenthaler's late header gave Crawley their first win of the season as they came from behind to beat Salford City in League Two.

Ian Henderson gave the Ammies an early lead, but Salford went down to their first defeat with Ashley Nadesan levelling before the break.

Crawley, unbeaten in four previous league meetings with Salford, suffered an early blow when striker Henderson struck to put the visitors ahead after only seven minutes.

Last season's leading scorer rose to powerfully head home an accurate cross from Ibou Touray.

Henderson was in on goal again just before the half hour but veteran goalkeeper Glenn Morris held his attempted flick after Tom Elliott's assist.

Morris produced a fine double save to deny Conor McAleny and Elliott before Crawley levelled on the counter attack, with Nadesan firing in from 12 yards from George Francomb's pass.

Tyler Frost could have put the Reds ahead before the interval but blazed over after Nadesan set him up.

Crawley went close after the break when defender Tom Dallison shot into the side-netting before Frost headed Will Ferry's cross wide at the far post.

But John Yems' side clinched victory 15 minutes from time when midfielder Hessenthaler headed in a cross from Francomb at the far post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Morris
  • 4Francomb
  • 15Francillette
  • 5Craig
  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 8Powell
  • 39Hessenthaler
  • 28PayneBooked at 50mins
  • 18FerrySubstituted forTilleyat 90+1'minutes
  • 11FrostSubstituted forAppiahat 63'minutes
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forDaviesat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 3Gallacher
  • 14Tilley
  • 21Appiah
  • 22Al Hussaini
  • 27Khaleel
  • 40Nna Noukeu

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1King
  • 32Shephard
  • 5Eastham
  • 16TurnbullBooked at 90mins
  • 3Touray
  • 11Morris
  • 4Lowe
  • 8LundSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 76'minutes
  • 18McAlenySubstituted forWrightat 76'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 9Elliott

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 12Jeacock
  • 15Burgess
  • 21Melhado
  • 22Golden
  • 37Thomas-Asante
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,167

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSalford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Salford City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Salford City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ibou Touray (Salford City).

  4. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Salford City).

  6. Post update

    Archie Davies (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by George Francomb.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. James Tilley replaces Will Ferry.

  9. Post update

    Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Brandon Thomas-Asante (Salford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Post update

    Tyreik Wright (Salford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Dallison-Lisbon (Crawley Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Archie Davies replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Eastham (Salford City).

  17. Post update

    Kwesi Appiah (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Jordan Turnbull (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Crawley Town).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Salford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brandon Thomas-Asante.

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