October 13, 2012
Adams nicks it for Crawley
Winger Nicky Adams scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Crawley withstood a spirited second-half Bury fight-back to claim maximum points with a 3-2 victory.
The hosts took control with goals from Adams and Hope Akpan, but two goals in quick succession from Tom Hopper and Andy Bishop pulled bottom-of-the-table Bury level.
Adams, who began his career at Bury, gave his side victory with his fifth goal in four games, scoring with an attempted cross with the ball looping over the head of stranded keeper Trevor Carson.
Crawley broke the deadlock two minutes before the break when the unmarked Adams fired into the roof of the net from seven yards after being set up by a cross from Mike Jones.
The hosts doubled their lead eight minutes after the break when midfielder Akpan latched onto a pass from Adams to rifle a low 15-yard shot into the bottom-left corner.
Bury dramatically pulled level with two goals inside three minutes from Hopper and Bishop.
Hopper headed in a cross from Bishop on 66 minutes before Bishop (69) headed in a cross by substitute Craig Jones.
However, the fightback was in vain as Adams sealed all three points for Crawley at the death.
|1 Paul Jones||1 Trevor Carson|
|3 Mathew Sadler||5 Adam Brian Lockwood|
|12 Joe Walsh||31 Matthew Doherty|
|5 Kyle McFadzean||17 Mark Hughes|
|19 Nathan Byrne||3 Joe Skarz|
|16 Nicky Adams||8 Steven Schumacher|
|21 Mike Jones||13 Mark Carrington|
|11 Josh Simpson||11 Marcus Marshall|
|6 Hope Akpan||10 Andy Bishop|
|9 Gary Alexander||19 Mark Cullen|
|14 Nicholas Ajose||28 Tom Hopper|
|25 Michel Kuipers||Cameron Belford 30|
|13 David Hunt||Efetobore Sodje 16|
|4 Mark Connolly||Peter Sweeney 6|
|15 Dannie Bulman||Craig Jones 9|
|7 Billy Clarke||David Worrall 7|
|8 Sergio Torres||Andrai Jones 21|
|10 Jonathan Forte||Shane Byrne 4|
|Jonathan Forte for Nicholas Ajose (72)||David Worrall for Mark Cullen (23)|
|Sergio Torres for Mike Jones (72)||Craig Jones for Marcus Marshall (64)|
|· Squads: Crawley Town | Bury|