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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 26 +21 52
2 Bury 28 +21 49
3 Mansfield Town 27 +18 48
4 Milton Keynes Dons 26 +21 47
5 Colchester United 28 +12 46
6 Carlisle United 28 +10 45
7 Forest Green Rovers 26 +14 44
8 Exeter City 27 +10 44
9 Tranmere Rovers 27 +8 42
10 Stevenage 28 -2 41
11 Oldham Athletic 27 +7 39
12 Swindon Town 28 -6 37
13 Newport County 26 -8 36
14 Crewe Alexandra 28 -6 35
15 Grimsby Town 27 -5 34
16 Northampton Town 27 0 33
17 Crawley Town 28 -7 33
18 Cheltenham Town 27 -9 29
19 Port Vale 27 -10 29
20 Cambridge United 28 -22 29
21 Morecambe 28 -16 28
22 Yeovil Town 26 -4 27
23 Macclesfield Town 28 -19 24
24 Notts County 28 -28 21