Rotherham   1 - 2   Crawley Town

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Highlights - Rotherham 1-2 Crawley Town

Crawley come back from a goal down to beat Rotherham and move level on points with Southend at the top of League Two.

Crawley came from a goal down to beat Rotherham and move level on points with Southend at the top of League Two.

Brett Williams gave the hosts the lead when he latched onto the end of Conrad Logan's long goal-kick and guided the ball past the onrushing Scott Shearer.

But after the break the visitors hit back when Tyrone Barnett's powerful drive flew past Logan.

The turnaround was complete when Jon-Paul Pittman's pull-back was fired in by Josh Simpson at the second attempt.

The Red Devils are now unbeaten in 11 league games.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The better side has lost, but that's what happens when you play the top teams. You've got to be concentrating for 100% of the time and we did it for 95%.

"We didn't start the second half well, the first five or six minutes and then we conceded the goal, but apart from that we've had numerous chances. I lost count of the number of very good chances we've had, we haven't hit the target enough and they've probably had two or three chances.

"We pick ourselves up but we've got to be more ruthless in terms of making sure we do our jobs all the time and not think that we're too clever."

Crawley manager Steve Evans told BBC Sussex:

"We should have been out of sight in the first half. We looked as if we'd never played together. I couldn't repeat publicly what I said at half-time.

"There was a few that took a bashing. They gave us a reaction in the second half. We were a different side and should have won more comfortably that we did.

"I shouldn't have to have that half-time chat. But it's another win and an important three points for us."

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Npower League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rotherham 1-2 Crawley Town FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Williams 20
  • Barnett 48
  • Simpson 68

Rotherham

  • 01 Logan
  • 02 Tonge
  • 17 Mullins
  • 25 Harley
  • 04 Harrison
  • 08 Taylor
  • 11 Schofield
  • 26 Wood
  • 09 Revell
  • 10 Williams (Marshall 71)
  • 23 Grabban

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington,
  • 06 Foster,
  • 19 Branston,
  • 12 Marshall,
  • 20 Holroyd

Crawley Town

  • 25 Shearer
  • 03 Howell
  • 04 Mills
  • 28 Davis
  • 08 Torres
  • 11 Simpson
  • 13 Hunt
  • 15 Bulman
  • 27 Drury (Akpan 85 yellow card)
  • 09 Tubbs (Pittman 64 yellow card)
  • 23 Barnett

Substitutes

  • 01 Kuipers,
  • 06 Akpan,
  • 21 Doughty,
  • 22 Neilson,
  • 29 Pittman
Ref: HainesAtt: 3,962
ROTHERHAM
CRAWLEY TOWN

Possession

  • Rotherham 56%
  • Crawley Town 44%

Attempts on target

  • Rotherham 4
  • Crawley Town 3

Attempts off target

  • Rotherham 7
  • Crawley Town 2

Corners

  • Rotherham 7
  • Crawley Town 3

Fouls

  • Rotherham 6
  • Crawley Town 8
  • Final Result
  • 94:13 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon-Paul Pittman on Jon Harley. Dale Tonge restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:05 Unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Jon Harley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
  • 89:35 Free kick crossed by Danny Schofield, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:35 Booking Hope Akpan is cautioned.
  • 89:14 Jon Harley fouled by Hope Akpan, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 84:45 Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Hope Akpan coming on for Andy Drury.
  • 81:54 The ball is swung over by Jon Harley, Marcus Marshall has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 80:21 Jon Harley crosses the ball, Dean Howell manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:43 The referee blows for offside. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 74:56 Tyrone Barnett is caught offside. Jason Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:48 Danny Harrison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 72:20 Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 72:20 Booking Jon-Paul Pittman shown a yellow card.
  • 71:54 The referee blows for offside.
  • 70:56 Substitution Marcus Marshall replaces Brett Williams.
  • 70:25 The official flags Tyrone Barnett offside. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.
  • 67:09 Assist by Jon-Paul Pittman.
  • 67:09 GOAL - Josh SimpsonRotherham 1 - 2 Crawley Town Josh Simpson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-2 Crawley Town.
  • 65:53 Effort from inside the penalty box by Josh Simpson strikes the post.
  • 63:29 Substitution Jon-Paul Pittman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Tubbs.
  • 62:28 Corner taken by Danny Schofield played to the near post, clearance by Josh Simpson.
  • 59:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Howell by Sam Wood. Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:22 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield played to the near post, Claude Davis makes a clearance.
  • 55:13 Effort from deep inside the area by Brett Williams misses to the right of the goal.
  • 54:00 Corner taken by Andy Drury, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Harrison by Claude Davis. Direct free kick taken by Conrad Logan.
  • 53:15 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sam Wood from the right by-line, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:43 Outswinging corner taken by Sam Wood from the right by-line, Pablo Mills manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:55 Brett Williams fouled by Tyrone Barnett, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Taylor takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:23 Brett Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Shearer. Free kick taken by Scott Shearer.
  • 49:57 Andy Drury gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 47:16 Assist on the goal came from Josh Simpson.
  • 47:16 GOAL - Tyrone BarnettRotherham 1 - 1 Crawley Town Tyrone Barnett scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-1 Crawley Town.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:27 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:24 Outswinging corner taken by Claude Davis from the right by-line played to the near post, Jon Harley manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:44 Andy Drury takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Brett Williams.
  • 43:12 Corner taken by Jon Harley from the right by-line, clearance made by Claude Davis.
  • 42:55 Lewis Grabban takes a shot. Save by Scott Shearer.
  • 40:51 Shot from inside the area by Tyrone Barnett clears the bar.
  • 39:07 Unfair challenge on David Hunt by Danny Harrison results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by David Hunt, Dale Tonge manages to make a clearance.
  • 37:48 The official flags Sergio Torres offside. Conrad Logan takes the direct free kick.
  • 37:27 Foul by Josh Simpson on Danny Harrison, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jason Taylor.
  • 32:12 David Hunt challenges Sam Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jon Harley from left wing.
  • 29:12 Matthew Tubbs is adjudged to have handled the ball. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 24:05 Corner taken right-footed by Jon Harley from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Alex Revell misses to the left of the target.
  • 21:19 Matthew Tubbs fouled by Jason Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Drury crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Johnny Mullins.
  • 19:17 The assist for the goal came from Alex Revell.
  • 19:17 GOAL - Brett WilliamsRotherham 1 - 0 Crawley Town Brett Williams finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Rotherham 1-0 Crawley Town.
  • 18:42 Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save made by Scott Shearer.
  • 17:40 Sam Wood takes a shot. Blocked by Claude Davis. Corner taken short by Danny Schofield, Dean Howell makes a clearance.
  • 16:17 A cross is delivered by David Hunt, Tyrone Barnett takes a shot. Save by Conrad Logan.
  • 12:29 Shot by Alex Revell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
  • 10:08 The assistant referee flags for offside against Tyrone Barnett. Conrad Logan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:26 Shot by Brett Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 7:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Sam Wood. Josh Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:54 Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 0:41 Sergio Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Schofield. Free kick crossed by Jon Harley, clearance by Tyrone Barnett.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Npower League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Nov 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Southend 19 19 42
2 Crawley Town 19 15 42
3 Cheltenham 19 11 38
4 Shrewsbury 19 13 37
5 Burton Albion 19 6 35
6 Swindon 19 14 33
7 Gillingham 19 8 31
8 Morecambe 19 14 30
9 Oxford Utd 19 5 29
10 Torquay 19 5 28
11 Rotherham 19 1 27
12 Port Vale 19 4 26
13 AFC Wimbledon 19 -6 26
14 Macclesfield 19 1 25
15 Crewe 19 -5 25
16 Aldershot 19 -1 23
17 Accrington 19 -3 23
18 Bristol Rovers 19 -8 22
19 Barnet 19 -14 19
20 Hereford 19 -16 17
21 Northampton 19 -16 16
22 Bradford 19 -8 15
23 Dag & Red 19 -19 13
24 Plymouth 19 -20 12

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