Tranmere 0-1 Crawley: Tom Nichols' superb goal gets Reds back to winning ways

Tom Nichols' second-half strike earned Crawley Town all three points in an evenly matched encounter with Tranmere Rovers this afternoon (March 6).

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 5:32 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th March 2021, 9:52 am
Tom Nichols' second-half strike earned Crawley Town all three points in an evenly matched encounter with Tranmere Rovers. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Reds' top scorer Nichols gave the visitors the lead on the 58th minute with an instinctive finish on the spin, after being found by George Francomb's cross, to finish off a slick team move.

Tranmere, who sit in fifth place in League Two, had ten shots in the game — two fewer than their opponents — but they were unable to find a way back to claim a fourth straight win.

It was a return to winning ways for Crawley, who suffered a 3-1 defeat at Morecambe on Tuesday, and also marked their first league double of the season, having beaten Tranmere 4-0 at home in October.

The result leaves John Yems' side in 12th, seven points short of the play-off places.