LiveCrawley Town 1-3 Port Vale RECAP: Reds’ play-off hopes under threat as winless run extends to three games

Crawley are looking for their first win in three games as they face Port Vale at home this afternoon (Saturday, March 27).

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 5:41 pm
Crawley slipped to a 3-1 defeat against in-form Port Vale at The People's Pension Stadium. Photo: UK Sports Images Ltd
Crawley slipped to a 3-1 defeat against in-form Port Vale at The People's Pension Stadium. Photo: UK Sports Images Ltd

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Crawley Town 1-3 Port Vale RECAP: Reds’ play-off hopes under threat as winless run extends to three games

Last updated: Saturday, 27 March, 2021, 16:56

Full-time: Crawley 1-3 Port Vale

Nadesan has a chance for a late consolation goal, just failing to connect with a header right in front of goal, before the ref blows the full-time whistle.

Not great from Crawley today, who may struggle now to mount a serious challenge for play-off place.

Matthews continues to impress as Crawley fight in vain for a way back into the game.

We’re into stoppage time.

Crawley win a free-kick in dangerous position just outside the area, after Allarakhia is brought down.

Matthews puts too much on it, though, and it goes harmlessly over the bar.

Matthews, who has looked lively after coming on, hits a shot from distance straight at the keeper.

(81) Yems yells ‘better’ as Crawley begin to look more threatening but it could be too little, too late.

GOAL Crawley 1-3 Port Vale - David Worrall (77)

That’s probably game-over.

It’s a gift for Worrall after a mix up at the back by Morris and McNerney gave the Port Vale man a tap-in. A long way back for Yems’ side now.

Nadesan is the man most likely to find another equaliser.

He is quick off the mark to capitalise on a defensive error but he runs into danger.

The forward then hits the bar after being played through on goal but the flag was up.

Nick Tsaroulla and Sam Matthews are sent on by John Yems.

David Sesay and James Tilley’s come off.

Port Vale threaten to extend their lead as Robinson fires straight at Morris.

Crawley then just about clear away after a goalmouth scramble.

GOAL Crawley 1-2 Port Vale - Nathan Smith (65)

Reds fail to clear their lines again from a corner and are made to pay.

Tarryn Allarakhia is preparing to come on.

(60) Port Vale go inches away from retaking the lead.

It was superb header by Robinson which hit the underside of the bar somehow didn’t cross the line. A let off for the hosts.

(55) Francomb becomes the first player to be noted in the referee’s book.

Which comes to nothing.

Crawley start on the front foot and win a free-kick in a good crossing position.

It’s whipped in dangerously and goes out for a corner...

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