League One

December 15, 2012

Full-time

Stevenage

1 - 2

Crawley Town

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 15, 2012

The Lamex Stadium

Referee: Michael Oliver

Red Devils back on track

Hope Akpan and Dannie Bulman struck within four second-half minutes of each other to help Crawley come from behind to claim their first win in eight games with a 2-1 victory at Stevenage.

After a goalless first half, Robin Shroot edged Boro ahead in the 55th minutes before a quick-fire double turned the contest on its head.

Akpan slotted home on the rebound after 65 minutes before Bulman's deflected strike four minutes later left Stevenage with just one win in six games.

In Stevenage's first home game since the death of their former player Mitchell Cole, both sides held a moments silence while the Boro players warmed-up in shirts carrying the number 21.

The deadlock was broken when Shroot collected David Gray's centre to slot his seventh goal of the season past Paul Jones.

The lead was to last just 10 minutes, as Steve Arnold got down smartly to repel Nicky Adams' firm drive, only for Akpan to tuck home the rebound.

And the turnaround was complete four minutes later, courtesy of Bulman's long-range strike, which flew past Arnold via the head of the unfortunate Bondz N'Gala.

Scoring Summary

Stevenage Crawley Town
Robin Shroot (55')Hope Akpan (65')
 Dannie Bulman (69')