Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby montyc » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Rich E wrote:Still 21st in the table, I see,

With Chesterfield drawing at Swindon and Morecambe beating Wycombe others are picking up points too so we're nowhere near safe. We need to keep working very hard. Still, really enjoying the ride in League 2 at the moment.

Not wrong, keep the faith. (For the time being anyway).
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby man_of_kent » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:19 pm

Didnt listen but good result. Take that. Reading report sounds like first half all us then 2nd draw was fair result. 3 teams only 1 point above. We are now competing in this league.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby The Jovial Forester » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:20 pm

Shame about the one off the foot of the post late but Crawley worked hard second half and probably deserved something.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Foreign Green » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:35 pm

Lady Magpie wrote:Happy in the end with an away point and that makes 5 league games without a defeat. Wish Bob Hunt would keep taking the tranquillisers, he doesn't do my heart any good.
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Actually 4 league games in a row without a defeat. 14.10. we lost 0-4 to Newport. And after that wins over Coventry, Stevenage and Morecambe - and today the draw.

Five games without a defeat, if we count Macca in the FA Cup. But only two, if we take into account Checkatrade Trophy´s loss against Swansea youngsters.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Timb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:41 pm

Well, it was an entertaining game. We were probably the most dominant I've seen this season in the first half. Crawley only got a look in a couple of times with Manny getting caught in possession a couple of times. Hit the bar, hit the post and looked like their keeper should have been sent off.

Second half and not unexpectedly crawley stepped up the pressure. Our goal was well worked and we'll deserved. Theirs came after god knows how many corners.

And then it was end to end and both sides had chances to win it. I like the IO song. I thought we had won it at the end. But begrudgingly a draw was a fair result.

Great all round team performance. I thought Reece Brown probably edged it for me as man of the match.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Timb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:50 pm

Just reading the Crawley programme. Reece Brown is a defender and Isaiah signed for us after a successful pre season trial....... :ugeek:
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby The Running Rover » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:01 pm

Excellent result and sounds like a great 1st half performance. Unbeaten in 4 league games now. Well done all and 202 away supporters is a great turnout.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Lady Magpie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:13 pm

Foreign Green wrote:Actually 4 league games in a row without a defeat. 14.10. we lost 0-4 to Newport. And after that wins over Coventry, Stevenage and Morecambe - and today the draw.

Five games without a defeat, if we count Macca in the FA Cup. But only two, if we take into account Checkatrade Trophy´s loss against Swansea youngsters.


I realised and changed it thanks.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Pitchfork » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:30 pm

That was a scintillating game, full of incident, goal opportunities and dubious refereeing decisions. Our support was excellent and we out sung the home fans throughout.

The first 45 saw us totally dominant, playing some of the most impressive football of the season. Crawley struggled to contain us and we were unlucky not to be three goals up at the break. We hit the bar and the post and had countless other chances. There were two Crawley sending off offences, the deliberate handling by their keeper outside the area and a reckless challenge around the neck of Scott Laird.

Second half Crawley came out a different side and we had to sustain considerable pressure. Drissa, after a superb first half, went missing and Manny became mistake prone. Fortunately other defenders compensated and Brad Collins was in excellent form. It was a great move tha led to our goal, but it always felt like we were likely to concede. Their goal came from the 4th successive corner and was a killer punch after such a promising first half. We almost scored at the death with the woodwork again.

Reece Brown was my pick of the players, he is a gem and has improved so much since his first outings. His trickery, awareness and commitment are delightful. However a good team performance and special praise for the older pros Collins and Laird who marshall the younger lads well and lead by example.

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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Tommo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:51 pm

montyc wrote:
Rich E wrote:Still 21st in the table, I see,

With Chesterfield drawing at Swindon and Morecambe beating Wycombe others are picking up points too so we're nowhere near safe. We need to keep working very hard. Still, really enjoying the ride in League 2 at the moment.

Not wrong, keep the faith. (For the time being anyway).


Thanks for the early reports guys.

It will be critical to keep the momentum up and rub salt into Crewe’s wounds next week. Can’t wait for that game.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Earl » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:36 pm

Listening to the commentary a draw seems a fair result with both sides unlucky not to score the winner. It’s a shame we failed to take advantage of our first half possession and dominance but sometimes they just won’t go in.
It seemed we gave the ball away cheaply too often and conceded a number of niggly fouls which is a worry. But we worked hard and have a keeper who really makes a difference.
It’s so tight in the lower half of the table and nervy times are assured in the coming weeks.
The good thing is the team have improved dramatically over the last 5 weeks and competing well.
The simple fact is we desperately need more wins and points.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby coyler » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:12 pm

No a draw wasn’t a fair result. Crawley had a 15 minutes spell where they just whacked it too the big lump up front, funny thing is that we scored when they were having their spell of pressure. Superb pass from osborne and Keanu was unlucky not to score but Doidge there too finish it off.

First half was the best I have seen us this season and that’s mainly down to Keanu and Reece picking the ball up in little pockets and causing trouble.

Manny was poor today, he was superb last week but not today, lost the ball so many times and continually put us in trouble.

Overall a proper shift and a shame not to get all 3 points. Good signs of progress and a big month ahead.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Foreign Green » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:46 pm

I haven´t seen yet anyone pick up the highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTqswZZjaM
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Timb » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 pm

Thanks FG. Looking forward to next Saturday.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby twinkletoes » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:20 pm

First 45 minutes we were so dominant and played them off the park, possibly the best 45 minutes I have seen FGR play in the 20 years I have been supporting the team, should have been 4 - 0 at halftime. Crawley did have 20 minutes at start of second half where they were on top, then we broke away and scored. Then Crawley had what seemed to be about a dozen corners and the odds of probability were that they would score from one of them, which they duly did. Then last 10 minutes and into stoppage time we took control and in stoppage time hit inside of post and had a shot scrambled off the line. 6 - 4 to us would have been a fair scoreline, maybe more if their goalie had been sent off after deliberately punching ball outside his penalty area. Brilliant performance by the lads but not the result their efforts deserved.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby camel » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:40 pm

A funny game by the sounds of it with Bob and Billy and look forward to more highlights in due course.

Football is a funny game sometimes.

Crawley fans loved Doidge by the sounds of it.

Hard to tell from the radio, but we did sound very good in the first half and we seem to have a much better balance recently. A draw isn't the end of the world and if we keep playing as we have recently we should have enough about us to move up the league.

Crawley had nothing to lose at half time despite drawing as if they changed nothing it was curtains for them. It was pleasing that despite their improved performance we managed to have the composure to score and take the lead.

Had their keeper been sent off it would have been a different game.

Cooper was in good form pre and post game and seems to have moved up a gear along with the players. The whole place is much more positive now and it's far more enjoyable. Long may it continue.

Can't wait for next Saturday.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby king giraffe III » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:50 pm

It's tight down at the bottom. Good result or not? Undecided. There is a long way to go.
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Tommo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:42 pm

Foreign Green wrote:I haven´t seen yet anyone pick up the highlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwTqswZZjaM


Great stuff - certainly no messin with these highlights - just goal mouth action. We looked unlucky
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Re: Match thread from the Checkatrade Stadium (Crawley)

Postby Greeners » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:45 pm

Hi
Law 12
"DENYING A GOAL OR AN OBVIOUS GOAL-SCORING OPPORTUNITY
Where a player denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by a deliberate handball offence the player is sent off wherever the offence occurs."

Were there any other Crawley players between the handball incident and the goal?
If not why was it a yellow and not a red?
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