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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 Milton Keynes Dons 21 +19 43
2 Lincoln City 20 +18 41
3 Colchester United 21 +15 38
4 Bury 21 +19 36
5 Mansfield Town 20 +15 35
6 Newport County 21 -2 35
7 Tranmere Rovers 21 +6 34
8 Forest Green Rovers 21 +9 33
9 Exeter City 21 +6 31
10 Stevenage 21 0 31
11 Swindon Town 21 -4 30
12 Oldham Athletic 21 +7 29
13 Carlisle United 21 -2 27
14 Northampton Town 21 -2 26
15 Port Vale 21 -3 26
16 Crawley Town 20 -4 26
17 Crewe Alexandra 21 -5 25
18 Grimsby Town 21 -9 22
19 Morecambe 21 -13 22
20 Yeovil Town 19 0 21
21 Cheltenham Town 20 -11 20
22 Cambridge United 21 -16 19
23 Notts County 21 -21 16
24 Macclesfield Town 21 -22 13