LiveCrawley 1-4 Bolton RECAP: Davide Rodari’s first Reds goal not enough as visitors seal promotion
Crawley Town face Bolton Wanderers on the last day of the League Two season this afternoon (Saturday, May 8).
With their own push for a play-off place over, the Reds' aim will be to finish the season strongly, which would stop third-placed Bolton from achieving automatic promotion.
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Crawley 1-4 Bolton RECAP: Davide Rodari’s first Reds goal not enough as visitors seal promotion
Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 16:54
Full-time: Crawley 1-4 Bolton
And that’s that.
The League Two season comes to an end, and Bolton have sealed automatic promotion with a convincing win at Crawley.
GOAL Crawley 1-4 Bolton - Davide Rodari (89)
A nice moment for Davide Rodari, who scores his first goal for Crawley with a cool finish as we approach injury-time.
Bolton keeper Matt Gilkes looks furious that he has lost his clean sheet.
GOAL Crawley 0-4 Bolton - Lloyd Isgrove (77)
Bolton add icing to the cake.
Isgrove finishes well past Morris but his job was made easy by some poor defending.
Crawley came into the game with nothing really to play for and it has showed in their performance.
Archie Davies, who went down receiving treatment following a clash of heads a short while ago, is replaced by David Sesay for the final 25 minutes.
(51) Tsaroulla hits one over the bar as the Reds look for a consolation.
They are still waiting for their first shot on target.
Crawley 0-3 Bolton - Eoin Doyle (48)
Bolton top-scorer Eoin Doyle curls past Morris from inside the box.
This could get worse yet.
Crawley win a corner early on but the subsequent headed effort at the back post is harmless.
Davide Rodari has come on to replace Joe McNerney for the second half, which is now underway.
A striker on for a centre-half.
Half-time: Crawley 0-2 Bolton
Plenty of work to do for ten men Crawley, if they are to stop Bolton from achieving automatic promotion.
The fourth official signals two added minutes as Bolton have a penalty appeal turned away.
(42) It doesn’t seem that Crawley have gone for damage-limitation tactics yet as they still look to find a way back into the game but Bolton look dangerous every time they go forward
Red card to Crawley
(32) Crawley’s day goes from bad to worse as captain George Francomb is sent off for a second bookable offence.
Bolton goal ruled out
Bolton do have the ball in the net for a third time but this was one is ruled out as the linesman had his flag up.
(27) Bolton almost add a third straight away as Crawley lose the ball from kick-off and Lloyd Isgrove drives into the box but can’t find a finish.
GOAL! Crawley 0-2 Bolton - Dapo Afolayan (26)
Crawley were just building up some momentum but are hit on the counter and Bolton extend their precious lead.