Crawley Town 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

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Highlights - Crawley 2-1 Shrewsbury

Crawley Town returned to the top of League Two with a win over promotion rivals Shrewsbury Town.

Sergio Torres put Crawley on their way to a fifth straight win with a cool right-foot finish after Tyrone Barnett had flicked on Andy Drury's pass.

Dean Howell then doubled Crawley's lead on 39 minutes with an exquisite free-kick curled over Shrewsbury's wall.

The Shrews set up a tense finish when, on 72 minutes, Mark Wright scrambled Joe Jacobson's cross over the line.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley manager Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"I don't mince my words. It would have been a travesty, if we hadn't got all three points today.

"It was always going to be a big game. I said it pre-match and I'll say it post-match. I think Shrewsbury will get promoted.

"But, over the 90, we deserved to win. We had five or six players struggling on Thursday, and credit to them. Many of them have probably gone through the barrier."

Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We have a problem away from home over the last few matches, where we're just forgetting what we're good at.

"What we do well is pass the ball and there wasn't enough movement, so the man was left isolated on the ball and, as a result, could be closed down.

"That's not us, second half was a better performance and we might well have got something out of the game."

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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crawley Town 2-1 Shrewsbury FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Torres 14
  • Howell 43
  • Wright 72

Crawley Town

  • 25 Shearer
  • 03 Howell
  • 13 Hunt
  • 26 Eastman
  • 28 Davis
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 08 Torres
  • 15 Bulman
  • 27 Drury (Simpson 89)
  • 09 Tubbs (Akinde 82)
  • 23 Barnett (Neilson 83)

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers,
  • 11 Simpson,
  • 21 Doughty,
  • 22 Neilson,
  • 17 Akinde

Shrewsbury

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Ainsworth (Taylor 69)
  • 10 Morgan
  • 24 Gornell (Collins 69)

Substitutes

  • 25 Smith,
  • 18 Goldson,
  • 04 McAllister,
  • 23 Taylor,
  • 09 Collins
Ref: BoyesonAtt: 3,453
CRAWLEY TOWN
SHREWSBURY

Possession

  • Crawley Town 41%
  • Shrewsbury 59%

Attempts on target

  • Crawley Town 11
  • Shrewsbury 7

Attempts off target

  • Crawley Town 6
  • Shrewsbury 1

Corners

  • Crawley Town 4
  • Shrewsbury 6

Fouls

  • Crawley Town 10
  • Shrewsbury 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:10 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+4:34 The official flags Scott Neilson offside. Chris Neal takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+4:04 Short corner worked by Scott Neilson.
  • 90:00+2:36 The official flags James Collins offside. Scott Shearer takes the indirect free kick.
  • 88:39 Substitution Josh Simpson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Drury.
  • 87:44 Tom Eastman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Collins. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 85:45 Sergio Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Taylor. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Joe Jacobson from right wing.
  • 83:59 John Akinde takes a shot. Joe Jacobson gets a block in.
  • 82:26 Substitution Scott Neilson on for Tyrone Barnett.
  • 81:36 Substitution John Akinde replaces Matthew Tubbs.
  • 79:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Cansdell-Sherriff by Matthew Tubbs. Free kick taken by Chris Neal.
  • 78:08 Matthew Tubbs is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ian Sharps.
  • 72:49 Matthew Tubbs is ruled offside. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.
  • 71:36 Assist by James Collins.
  • 71:36 GOAL - Mark WrightCrawley Town 2 - 1 Shrewsbury Mark Wright finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-1 Shrewsbury.
  • 70:56 Foul by Dannie Bulman on Nicky Wroe, free kick awarded. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.
  • 69:56 Effort on goal by Dannie Bulman from 25 yards. Blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
  • 68:45 Substitution James Collins replaces Terry Gornell.
  • 68:19 Substitution (Shrewsbury) makes a substitution, with Jon Taylor coming on for Lionel Ainsworth.
  • 68:08 Effort on goal by Nicky Wroe from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 65:39 Tyrone Barnett produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Chris Neal makes a save.
  • 64:36 Dannie Bulman takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.
  • 61:51 Nicky Wroe takes a shot. Scott Shearer makes a save.
  • 60:39 Nicky Wroe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Claude Davis. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
  • 60:01 Kyle McFadzean fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Wroe on Kyle McFadzean. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
  • 53:19 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes a shot. Tom Eastman gets a block in.
  • 52:26 Foul by Claude Davis on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:33 Unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean by Marvin Morgan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
  • 51:17 Sergio Torres produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 50:49 Terry Gornell is caught offside. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.
  • 50:23 Nicky Wroe has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Scott Shearer makes a save.
  • 49:39 Andy Drury concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Jacobson. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:44 Sergio Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Jacobson, save made by Scott Shearer.
  • 46:44 Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.
  • 45:52 The offside flag is raised against Matthew Tubbs. Chris Neal takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:04 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:09 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright played to the near post, David Hunt makes a clearance.
  • 44:48 Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.
  • 42:08 Assist by Tyrone Barnett.
  • 42:08 GOAL - Dean HowellCrawley Town 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Dean Howell hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-0 Shrewsbury.
  • 41:02 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff challenges Tyrone Barnett unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 39:43 Close range header by Tyrone Barnett goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 38:13 Kyle McFadzean challenges Marvin Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.
  • 37:16 Foul by Marvin Morgan on Claude Davis, free kick awarded. Scott Shearer takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:40 Outswinging corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth, save by Scott Shearer.
  • 36:09 Shot by Lionel Ainsworth. Scott Shearer makes a save.
  • 35:24 Mark Wright takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tom Eastman.
  • 34:31 Andy Drury takes the inswinging corner, Kyle McFadzean has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 34:06 Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.
  • 31:17 Outswinging corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.
  • 28:49 Lionel Ainsworth is caught offside. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:56 Marvin Morgan is ruled offside. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:17 Foul by Marvin Morgan on Kyle McFadzean, free kick awarded. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:46 Tyrone Barnett has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 20:10 David Hunt takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.
  • 16:56 Terry Gornell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Claude Davis. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:08 Unfair challenge on Marvin Morgan by Kyle McFadzean results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.
  • 14:18 The referee blows for offside against Andy Drury. Chris Neal takes the free kick.
  • 13:10 Assist on the goal came from Tyrone Barnett.
  • 13:10 GOAL - Sergio TorresCrawley Town 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Sergio Torres gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-0 Shrewsbury.
  • 12:27 Nicky Wroe challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Hunt.
  • 10:21 The referee gives a free kick against Dannie Bulman for handball. Chris Neal takes the free kick.
  • 9:57 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury, Marvin Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:43 Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Chris Neal makes a save.
  • 8:40 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright, save made by Scott Shearer.
  • 8:15 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright, clearance made by Tom Eastman.
  • 7:53 Mark Wright takes a shot. Scott Shearer makes a save.
  • Correction - 7:17 Matthew Tubbs produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 7:17 Sergio Torres has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 4:50 Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury to the near post, Nicky Wroe fouled by Sergio Torres, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Neal.
  • 4:38 Sergio Torres takes a shot. Nicky Wroe gets a block in.
  • 4:04 Tyrone Barnett has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 2:21 Matthew Richards concedes a free kick for a foul on Sergio Torres. Scott Shearer takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 15 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Crawley Town 13 6 28
2 Southend 13 9 26
3 Oxford Utd 13 7 23
4 Cheltenham 13 5 23
5 Shrewsbury 13 3 23
6 AFC Wimbledon 13 2 23
7 Morecambe 13 12 22
8 Port Vale 13 10 22
9 Gillingham 13 8 21
10 Burton Albion 13 1 20
11 Swindon 13 7 19
12 Macclesfield 13 3 18
13 Rotherham 13 -1 18
14 Bristol Rovers 13 -3 18
15 Crewe 13 -2 16
16 Torquay 13 -3 15
17 Northampton 13 -4 15
18 Accrington 13 -5 15
19 Aldershot 13 -3 14
20 Dag & Red 13 -6 13
21 Barnet 13 -10 12
22 Bradford 13 -6 10
23 Hereford 13 -15 10
24 Plymouth 13 -15 8

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