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Crawley Town   2 - 1   Derby

Craig McAllister opened the scoring for Crawley
McAllister opened the scoring for Crawley in the first half

By Saj Chowdhury

Sergio Torres' injury-time strike handed non-league Crawley a famous win over Championship side Derby in the third round of the FA Cup.

Derby missed the chance to take the lead when Kris Commons had a penalty saved by goalkeeper Michel Kuipers.

Instead Craig McAllister put Crawley ahead from eight yards, but Miles Addison equalised with a header.

With a replay looking likely, Torres side-footed in from a corner to hand Crawley a fourth-round tie at Torquay.

Derby may well reflect on how the game would have gone had they scored the 10th-minute spot-kick, given after veteran Dutch keeper was deemed to have clipped the legs of Chris Porter, even though the challenge looked quite innocuous.

606: DEBATE

Derby's star player Commons stepped up but struck his kick straight at Kuipers. For many of the 4,145 present inside Broadfield Stadium, justice had been served.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side, sitting second in the table, coped better with the stormy weather and created more clear-cut chances than their higher-ranked opponents.

They took a deserved lead on the half-hour mark and the weather played its part in the build-up.

Kuipers's long punt, given extended flight by the wind, baffled the Derby defence, but not Scot McAllister who swept in after John Brayford failed to clear.

The scorer came close to adding a second, but he was denied by a brilliant block by Ben Pringle, who was one of Derby's better players on the night.

After the break, Crawley's top scorer Tubbs forced a low save from Stephen Bywater before the keeper repeated the feat to keep out Scott Neilson's effort.

Neilson had earlier also fired a header against the bar as Crawley looked to add their own giant-killing credit to the third-round roll of honour.

However, midway through the second-half it seemed their hopes were blunted when Addison powerfully headed in Commons's right-wing free-kick.

It was Addison's first goal of the campaign, having missed most of last season and much of this season with a foot problem.

As the minutes ran down, it appeared that a return trip to Pride Park would have to be added to Crawley's diary.

But there was still enough time for one more heroic act.

Dean Howell laid a low left-wing corner into the path of Argentine Torres who showed all the deftness of touch of his namesake Fernando, to slot in from 20 yards.

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Monday, 10 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crawley Town 2-1 Derby FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McAllister 30
  • Torres 90+1
  • Addison 63

Crawley Town

  • 01 Kuipers
  • 16 Wilson
  • 22 Mills
  • 23 Howell
  • 27 McFadzean
  • 07 Smith (Cook 90+3)
  • 08 Torres
  • 15 Bulman
  • 26 Neilson (Hunt 73)
  • 09 Tubbs yellow card
  • 14 McAllister (Brodie 67)

Substitutes

  • 30 Shearer,
  • 03 Rents,
  • 04 Hunt,
  • 21 Napper,
  • 18 Cook,
  • 29 Brodie

Derby

  • 01 Bywater
  • 02 Brayford
  • 03 Roberts (Davies 90+3)
  • 05 Barker
  • 20 Addison
  • 04 Green
  • 08 Savage (Moxey 84)
  • 16 Bailey yellow card
  • 18 Pringle (Cywka 62)
  • 10 Commons
  • 12 Porter

Substitutes

  • 13 Deeney,
  • 06 Leacock,
  • 17 Buxton,
  • 21 Moxey,
  • 19 Cywka,
  • 07 Davies,
  • 27 Bueno
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 4,145
CRAWLEY TOWN
DERBY

Possession

  • Crawley Town 53%
  • Derby 47%

Attempts on target

  • Crawley Town 8
  • Derby 4

Attempts off target

  • Crawley Town 5
  • Derby 1

Corners

  • Crawley Town 10
  • Derby 5

Fouls

  • Crawley Town 10
  • Derby 6
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:28 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+5:10 Dean Moxey takes a shot. Blocked by Dannie Bulman. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons.
  • 90:00+2:54 Substitution Gareth Roberts goes off and Steve Davies comes on.
  • 90:00+2:18 Substitution Jamie Cook is brought on as a substitute for Ben Smith.
  • 90:00+0:39 Outswinging corner taken by Dean Howell, assist on the goal came from Dean Howell.
  • 90:00+0:39 GOAL - Sergio TorresCrawley Town 2 - 1 Derby Goal scored by Sergio Torres from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crawley Town 2-1 Derby.
  • 90:00+0:02 Sergio Torres takes a shot. John Brayford makes a clearance.
  • 87:57 Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Wilson.
  • 87:03 Inswinging corner taken by Dean Howell, save by Stephen Bywater.
  • 86:08 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Tubbs. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
  • 85:51 Dannie Bulman takes a shot. Miles Addison gets a block in.
  • 83:43 Substitution Dean Moxey replaces Robbie Savage.
  • 81:27 Chris Porter is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.
  • 78:30 Shaun Barker challenges Matthew Tubbs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Pablo Mills.
  • 77:49 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dean Howell. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:34 Handball decision goes against Matthew Tubbs. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.
  • 75:05 Dean Howell takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Robbie Savage makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Dean Howell from the left by-line, Chris Porter manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:51 Substitution David Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Scott Neilson.
  • 71:31 The referee gives a free kick against Dannie Bulman for handball. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 66:46 Substitution Richard Brodie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig McAllister.
  • 65:12 Corner taken by Dean Howell, Chris Porter makes a clearance.
  • 62:49 Assist on the goal came from Kris Commons.
  • 62:49 GOAL - Miles AddisonCrawley Town 1 - 1 Derby Miles Addison grabs a headed goal from close in. Crawley Town 1-1 Derby.
  • 62:20 Dean Howell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka. Kris Commons restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:09 Substitution Tomasz Cywka on for Ben Pringle.
  • 60:35 Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Shaun Barker misses to the left of the goal.
  • 59:49 Craig McAllister challenges Shaun Barker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 59:11 Unfair challenge on John Brayford by Ben Smith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 57:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Dannie Bulman. John Brayford takes the free kick.
  • 56:06 Ben Pringle decides to take a short corner. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Craig McAllister makes a clearance.
  • 55:03 Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save. Scott Neilson takes a shot. Save made by Stephen Bywater.
  • 53:20 Matthew Tubbs is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 50:37 Chris Porter takes a shot. Save made by Michel Kuipers.
  • 49:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miles Addison by Ben Smith. Robbie Savage takes the free kick.
  • 46:49 Dean Howell takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by James Bailey.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:45 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:48 Matthew Tubbs concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Savage. Gareth Roberts takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:00+0:48 Booking Matthew Tubbs shown a yellow card.
  • 39:39 The referee blows for offside against Craig McAllister. Free kick taken by Paul Green.
  • 36:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Miles Addison on Sergio Torres. Direct free kick taken by Pablo Mills.
  • 34:53 Unfair challenge on Scott Neilson by James Bailey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Howell.
  • 34:53 Booking James Bailey booked.
  • 32:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres by Robbie Savage. Free kick taken by Pablo Mills.
  • 31:30 Corner taken by Dean Howell, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot.
  • 29:37 GOAL - Craig McAllister Crawley Town 1 - 0 Derby A goal is scored by Craig McAllister from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crawley Town 1-0 Derby.
  • 28:36 The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Neilson. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
  • 27:42 Chris Porter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michel Kuipers takes the direct free kick.
  • 26:25 Scott Neilson takes a shot.
  • 22:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Pringle on Dean Howell. Dean Howell takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:19 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Matthew Tubbs misses to the left of the target.
  • 18:29 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ben Smith. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
  • 15:59 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Dean Howell.
  • 15:02 Matthew Tubbs takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in.
  • 14:34 Chris Porter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean. Pablo Mills takes the direct free kick.
  • 13:56 Kyle McFadzean has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 13:20 The referee gives a free kick against Ben Pringle for handball. Dean Howell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:52 Corner taken by Dean Howell from the left by-line.
  • 10:24 Chris Porter is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Pablo Mills takes the free kick.
  • 10:10 James Bailey fouled by Dannie Bulman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 9:37 Short corner taken by Gareth Roberts from the left by-line.
  • 9:32 Placed penalty taken by Kris Commons saved by Michel Kuipers. Crawley Town 0-0 Derby.
  • 7:52 Michel Kuipers concedes a Penalty for a foul on Chris Porter.
  • 7:10 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.
  • 6:18 Dannie Bulman concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Pringle. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
  • 4:52 The referee gives a free kick against Kyle McFadzean for handball. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
  • 2:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Kyle McFadzean. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:23 Sergio Torres has an effort at goal from 35 yards and went wide left of the target.
  • 0:08 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Dean Howell from the left by-line, Kyle McFadzean takes a shot. Blocked by John Brayford.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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