Crawley 1-0 Salford RECAP: Tom Nichols continues fine scoring run as Reds win back-to-back league games

Tom Nichols' 14th goal of the season earned Crawley Town a deserved win over Salford City this evening (March 9).

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 9:07 pm
John Yems has named an unchanged side. Photo: Steve Robards

Fresh from their 1-0 win at high-flying Tranmere on Saturday, Nichols scored his second winning goal of the week to leave Reds seven points off the play-off places.

Recap the action, as it happened, below.

Crawley 1-0 Salford RECAP: Tom Nichols continues fine scoring run as Reds win back-to-back league games

Last updated: Tuesday, 09 March, 2021, 20:05

(57) Now, it’s Salford’s turn to go close. They should score.

Morris makes a good save and it looks like the rebound will be turned in but Henderson’s header is weak and Davies is able to clear the danger.

(55) John Yems has his hands on his head in frustration as Crawley miss a great chance to extend their lead.

It was a superb move, involving Nichols and Nadesan before Hesketh shot wide from close range.

Crawley get away with one after a dangerous cross is played in, as Tunnicliffe doesn’t get the right connection on an attempted clearance. That could have gone anywhere but ends up away from danger.

(50) Nadesan is shown the yellow card after a heavy challenge on Clarke outside Salford’s box.

(46) Salford nearly find a leveller right at the start of the half!

Henderson should score but heads inches wide of the post.

No changes from either side and Salford get us back underway.

Half-time: Crawley 1-0 Salford

Crawley have the lead at the break.

It’s been an entertaining game with both sides looking confident.

This could still go either way.

Crawley win a free-kick in a good crossing position. Maguire-Drew stands over it.

It’s a dangerous looking ball but the keeper does well to punch it clear.

McNerney turns it behind for a corner after a slick Salford move.

The resulting header is put over the bar at the back post by Tom Clarke.

(43) Morris is quick off his line to win the ball before Thomas-Asante but the forward clatters into the Cat.

The Salford man goes into the book and Morris is thankfully OK to carry on.

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