Match Report – Crawley 4, Tranmere 0

1′ 18:30 KICK OFF – Spearing gets the first half started.

3′ Feeney on the attack but can’t get a cross in.

6′ End-to-end stuff here. Strong attempt saved by Davies. Powell’s (Crawley Town) powerful shot from outside the box is saved.

7′ Two attempts in two minutes. Watters (Crawley Town) shoots from an awkward angle and fires the ball over the bar.

10′ Doherty (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box but is off target.

13′ Goal! Crawley Town 1, Tranmere Rovers 0. Powell (Crawley Town) fires a right footed shot from outside the box.

15′ Tranmere Rovers corner, conceded by Powell.

16′ Young (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from 20 yards goes wide of the left-hand post. 

21′ Goal! Crawley Town 2, Tranmere Rovers 0. Nichols (Crawley Town) shoots and scores from the centre of the box.

21′ Say what you like about Crawley, but they’re goal tweets are something else!

23′ Roughly 50/50 possession, but Crawley have had 6 or 7 shots to Tranmere’s 1

24′ Goal! Crawley Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. Is it crumbling away for Tranmere with only 24 minutes gone? Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) heads in Crawley’s third. Close range into the top left corner.

27′ Spearing’s second foul of the half.

30′ O’Connor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

39′ Foul by Young (Tranmere Rovers).

43′ Feeney (Tranmere Rovers) wins his second free kick in as many minutes.

45′ Foul by Hessenthaler (Crawley Town).

45’+1′ Tranmere Corner, conceded by Nelson.

45’+4′ Half Time: Crawley Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 0. I bet you a Sherbet Dib-Dab from Cheeky Charlies Sweet Emporium on Borough Road that there will be more goals.

Second Half kicks off with the sore at Crawley Town 3, Tranmere Rovers 0.

46′ Nichols (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

48′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Tunnicliffe. Feeney’s corner is punched away by goalie Morris.

50′ Foul by Smith (Tranmere Rovers).

53′ Spearing (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick conceded by Matthews.

55′ Booking : Smith (Tranmere Rovers) is yellow carded for a bad foul.

55′ Crawley’s latest Tweet says “Tranmere still posing little threat in our half of the pitch.” Could there be a breakthrough?

58′ Young (Tranmere Rovers) shoots from outside the box. It’s close! But still a miss.

60′ Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is booked for a late tackle.

68′ Crawley corner (sounds like something just in time for Halloween!) Conceded by Nelson.

69′ Powell shoots a low cross into the box. Scrappily cleared by Rovers.

70′ Morris (Tranmere Rovers) shoots from 25 yards, but it is high and wide.

72′ Crawley Town substitution. Frost is on and Matthews is off.

74′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Francomb.

74′ Foul by Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

75′ Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

76′ Foul by Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

77′ Goal! Crawley Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 0. Frost (Crawley Town) shoots from the right side of the box. My Sherbet Dib Dabs are safe.

79′ MacDonald (Tranmere Rovers) is yellow carded for a bad foul.

81′ Foul by Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers).

86′ Crawley Town substitution. Allarakhia is on and Nichols is off.

90′ Four added minutes.

90+2′ Smith (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from 20 yards. Misses.

90+3′ Tranmere corner. Conceded by Doherty.

90+5′ Final Whistle. Crawley Town 4, Tranmere Rovers 0

Crawley Goals: Powell (13′), Hesketh (21′), Francomb (24′), Frost (77′)

  • 1 Morris
  • 4 Francomb
  • 19 Tunnicliffe
  • 24 Craig
  • 3 Doherty
  • 20 Matthews
  • 39 Hessenthaler
  • 8 Powell
  • 29 Hesketh
  • 10 Nadesan
  • 16 Nichols


  • 5 McNerney
  • 11 Frost
  • 14 Allarakhia
  • 15 Davies
  • 23 Ashford
  • 26 Galach
  • 32 McGill


  • 1 Davies
  • 18 MacDonald
  • 5 Ellis
  • 26 Clarke
  • 3 Ridehalgh
  • 7 Morris
  • 15 Young
  • 8 Spearing
  • 19 Feeney
  • 29 Smith
  • 9 Vaughan


  • 2 O’Connor
  • 4 Nelson
  • 11 Blackett-Taylor
  • 13 Murphy
  • 17 Khan
  • 27 Burton
  • 28 Banks

Referee: James Oldham

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