Crawley Town 2-1 Carlisle United RECAP: Late drama as Nick Tsaroulla scores stunning injury-time volley to seal three points

New Crawley defender Joel Lynch has made the starting line-up as the Reds face Carlisle United this afternoon (Saturday, September 11).

Saturday, 11th September 2021, 2:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 11th September 2021, 4:58 pm
Action from last season's clash between Crawley Town and Carlisle United. Picture by Jamie Evans/UK Sports Images Ltd

Reds boss John Yems has made two changes from the side which lost 1-0 at Bristol Rovers, with Lynch and Tom Dallison, who is returning from injury, replacing the unavailable Tony Craig and Archie Davies. George Francomb, who started at centre-half last week, has been moved back to his favoured right-back position.

Crawley, who are without a win in the last three games, will be looking to bounce back with an important three points to move them away from the relegation zone.

Stay tuned for live match updates.

Crawley Town 2-1 Carlisle United RECAP: Late drama as Nick Tsaroulla scores stunning injury-time volley to seal three points

Last updated: Saturday, 11 September, 2021, 16:59

  • Debutant Joel Lynch starts for Crawley in defence and Tom Dallison returns from injury
  • Reds looking to bounce back from a run of three games without a win

(72) Jack Powell decides to strike the free-kick at goal and the keeper is equal to it.

The ball is recycled well before Nadesan heads the ball harmlessly wide of the target from Frost’s cross

(71) Crawley now have a free-kick on the edge of the box after Tsaroulla was fouled.

That livened the crowd up.

(70) Glenn Morris pulls out a fantastic save to tip a powerful strike over the bar... but the whistle had gone anyway.

A great save, nonetheless.

It’s a very slow and scrappy half this, so far.

Crawley are yet to fashion a clear cut chance to add to their lead and the longer this stays at 1-0, the more nervy it will get.

(65) Another Crawley change now, as Ashley Nadesan replaces Sam Ashford

(61) Tyler Frost comes on for Will Ferry, as John Yems makes his first change.

(58) Ferry gets a yellow card for stopping a quick free kick by the visitors.

(55) Carlisle inches away from an equaliser, as Alessandra hits the post with a close-range header.

Triple substitution for visitors

(52) There are huge shouts for a red card from the home fans after a crunching challenge by Jack Armer on Jack Powell.

It’s only yellow. That was a decision met with plenty of boos.

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