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Crawley 1-0 Eastbourne

Crawley survived an onslaught by Eastbourne to snatch victory, thanks to Jon-Paul Pittman's second-half strike.

Ashley Barnes was the first to threaten for the visitors but pulled his shot wide before Dan Smith fired over.

Ben Austin then saw his header from a Simon Wormull corner hit the crossbar as the visitors piled forward.

Crawley struck when Pittman smashed the ball in after meeting a low cross, and they held on after a close escape when Matt Crabb's shot hit the bar.


Crawley Town: Rayner, Rents, Weatherstone, Forrest, Fletcher, Pinault, Cook, Pittman (Raynor 89), Wilson, Quinn, Malcolm (Douglas 90).
Subs Not Used: Carter, Mills, O'Neill.

Booked: Fletcher.

Goals: Pittman 60.

Eastbourne Borough: Hook, Jenkins, Smart, Austin, Pullan, Armstrong, Matt Crabb, Lovett, Wormull (Goulding 77), Barnes, Smith (Atkin 86).
Subs Not Used: Harding, Ballard, Nathan Crabb.

Booked: Goulding.

Att: 1,479

Ref: J Hopkins (Wickford).

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