Goals from Tony Scully and Lee Blackburn earned Crawley a much-needed victory over Halifax.
Blackburn's right-wing cross found Scully who rifled a shot into the bottom corner to put Crawley ahead.
Having been the provider for the first, Blackburn doubled Crawley's lead after the break by lashing in a ferocious shot from 25 yards.
Shane Smeltz and Ryan Sugden both forced saves from Crawley keeper Ben Hamer as Halifax sought a route back.
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Crawley Town: Hamer, Judge, Bostwick, Woozley, Wright, Scully, Mills, Bulman, Blackburn, Peters (Edwards 46), Kember (Marshall 90).
Subs Not Used: Tolfrey, Lovegrove, Benjamin.
Goals: Scully 18, Blackburn 55.
Halifax: Mawson, Toulson, Quinn, Atkinson, Wright, Uhlenbeek (Forrest 46), Thompson, Kearney, Killeen, Joynes (Senior 57), Smeltz (Sugden 46).
Subs Not Used: Foster, Roberts.
Ref: S Cook (Surrey).