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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Enzio Boldewijn (15', 33')
  • Jimmy Smith (57' OG)

Enzio Boldewijn's double helps Crawley beat Accrington

Crawley clinched their fifth win in six games with two first-half goals giving them a 2-1 home victory over high-riding Accrington.
Accrington improved after the break and scored through an own goal, but the result ends a run of four successive wins for John Coleman's side.
Crawley, beaten only once at home since October 17, survived an early scare when Billy Kee set up Jordan Clark in front of goal but his goal-bound shot was deflected over by keeper Glenn Morris.
Dutch winger Enzio Boldewijn put a deflected shot narrowly over before striking to put the Reds ahead in the 15th minute.
Boldewijn, the first signing made by the late Crawley head coach Dermot Drummy, got a glancing header to a cross by Paul Connolly and the ball looped over keeper Aaron Chapman and into the top corner.
Boldewijn was brilliantly denied by keeper Chapman and Josh Payne fired against the bar before Crawley doubled their lead when Mark Randall bundled in Boldewijn's cross on 33 minutes.
Stanley reduced the deficit on 56 minutes when a mix-up in the Crawley box with skipper Jimmy Smith and Josh Yormouth allowed the visitors a way back into the game.
Smith later put through the on-rushing Lewis Young, but his low shot was saved by Chapman.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Lincoln City 13 +17 31
2 Exeter City 13 +12 27
3 Newport County 13 0 27
4 Milton Keynes Dons 13 +8 24
5 Tranmere Rovers 13 +5 23
6 Colchester United 13 +13 22
7 Stevenage 13 +3 21
8 Forest Green Rovers 13 +7 20
9 Bury 13 +4 19
10 Crawley Town 13 0 19
11 Carlisle United 13 -2 19
12 Oldham Athletic 12 +4 17
13 Swindon Town 13 -1 17
14 Mansfield Town 11 +7 16
15 Yeovil Town 12 +5 16
16 Port Vale 13 -6 14
17 Morecambe 13 -11 13
18 Crewe Alexandra 12 -1 12
19 Northampton Town 13 -8 12
20 Notts County 12 -10 12
21 Grimsby Town 12 -9 11
22 Cheltenham Town 12 -9 9
23 Cambridge United 13 -15 8
24 Macclesfield Town 13 -13 4

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