• FT

    Shrewsbury

    0

    Walsall

    1

  • FT

    Bradford

    1

    L Orient

    1

  • FT

    Brentford

    1

    Oldham

    0

  • FT

    Bristol City

    1

    Rotherham

    2

  • FT

    Carlisle

    4

    Tranmere

    1

  • FT

    Colchester

    0

    Notts County

    4

  • FT

    Coventry

    2

    Crewe

    2

  • FT

    Crawley Town

    2

    Preston

    2

  • FT

    Gillingham

    2

    Peterborough

    2

  • FT

    Port Vale

    2

    Stevenage

    2

  • FT

    Sheff Utd

    1

    Swindon

    0

  • FT

    Wolves

    0

    MK Dons

    2

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Checkatrade.com Stadium

Referee: Charles Breakspear | Attendance: 2407

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Crawley Town

  • Joe Walsh 66'
  • Gary Alexander 90' +1'

2 - 2

FT

Preston North End

  • Paul Huntington 9'
  • Josh Brownhill 16'

Crawley hit back to snatch point

PA Sport

Gary Alexander's injury-time header capped a spirited second-half fightback as Crawley rescued a 2-2 draw against high-flying Preston in manager John Gregory's first league match in charge.

North End, boasting a 10-match unbeaten run going into the game, made the perfect start when defender Paul Huntington headed in a corner from Scott Laird after only nine minutes.

Josh Brownhill then doubled the advantage seven minutes later by latching on to a weighted throughball from skipper John Welsh and lofting the ball over goalkeeper Paul Jones.

Crawley, who introduced Andy Drury for James Hurst in a tactical change, awoke from their slumber in the 32nd minute when striker Billy Clarke headed wide from a deep cross from Nicky Adams.

Preston ended the half on top and 'keeper Jones gathered from the onrushing Stuart Beavon before Laird broke powerfully down the left and sent a fierce shot just over.

Veteran Crawley striker Alexander headed a Mat Sadler cross wide shortly after the break and Jones later dived to hold Brownhill's effort.

Town defender Walsh reduced the deficit for Crawley after 66 minutes with a low left-footed shot after a header by Mark Connelly had come back back off a post

Alexander had the ball in the net after 'keeper Declan Rudd failed to hold a shot by Emile Sinclair but the effort was ruled out for offside.

Walsh struck a post two minutes from time as the hosts pushed for a leveller, which duly came when Alexander forced home Adams' corner from close range.

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Scoring Summary

  • Crawley Town
  • Preston North End
Joe Walsh (66')
Gary Alexander (90 + 1')

Match Stats

  • Crawley Town
  • Preston North End
13(4) Shots (on goal) 11(4)
5 Fouls 13
0 Corner kicks 0
1 Offsides 1
67% Time of Possession 33%
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 2

Teams

  • Crawley Town
  • Preston North End
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