• FT

    Bournemouth

    0

    Coventry

    2

  • FT

    Carlisle

    0

    Walsall

    3

  • FT

    Colchester

    2

    Yeovil

    0

  • FT

    Crawley Town

    1

    Brentford

    2

  • FT

    Hartlepool

    3

    Crewe

    0

  • FT

    Portsmouth

    1

    MK Dons

    1

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    1

    Stevenage

    0

  • FT

    Sheff Utd

    0

    L Orient

    0

  • FT

    Shrewsbury

    1

    Doncaster

    2

  • FT

    Swindon

    0

    Bury

    1

  • FT

    Tranmere

    1

    Notts County

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Broadfield Stadium, England

Referee: Lee Collins

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Crawley Town

  • Nicky Adams 65'

1 - 2

FT

Brentford

  • Sam Saunders 16'
  • Clayton Donaldson 32'

Bees get back on track

Brentford withstood a second-half fightback from Crawley as both sides were reduced to 10 men to boost their play-off challenge with a hard-fought 2-1 victory at the Broadfield Stadium.

First-half goals from Sam Saunders and Clayton Donaldson set up only Brentford's second win in the last seven league games before Nicky Adams pulled one back for the home side in the 65th minute.

In a dramatic start, Crawley had Irish defender Mark Connolly sent off after just 50 seconds for a professional foul on Donaldson.

Connolly pulled down Donaldson denying him a goalscoring opportunity inside the penalty area, but Donaldson then stepped up to blaze the subsequent penalty wide of goalkeeper Paul Jones' right-hand post.

Brentford broke the deadlock after 16 minutes when midfielder Saunders rifled home from 15 yards after being set up by Donaldson.

Donaldson doubled the advantage in the 31st minute by cashing in on a defensive mix-up between Joe Walsh and Connor Essam to walk the ball into an empty net for his 20th goal of the campaign.

Crawley threatened shortly after the break when Mat Sadler's free-kick was headed over the crossbar by Donaldson before substitute Aiden O`Brien shot narrowly wide.

Brentford were reduced to 10 men after 59 minutes when Adam Forshaw collected a second yellow card for diving.

Winger Adams gave Crawley hope with a superb 30-yard strike into the top corner midway through the second half, but Brentford held on.

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Scoring Summary

  • Crawley Town
  • Brentford
Nicky Adams (65')

Match Stats

  • Crawley Town
  • Brentford
7(4) Shots (on goal) 6(3)
9 Fouls 12
7 Corner kicks 2
2 Offsides 4
44% Time of Possession 56%
1 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 1
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Crawley Town
  • Brentford
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Adam Forshaw (5')
Harlee Dean (45 + 4')
Red Cards
Adam Forshaw (59')