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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Richard Bennett (38')
  • Hallam Hope (47')
  • Karlan Ahearne-Grant (56', 81')

Karlan Aherne-Grant double earns Crawley a draw at Carlisle

Karlan Aherne-Grant's second-half brace earned Crawley a share of the spoils after coming from 2-0 down at Carlisle.
Richie Bennett and Hallam Hope scored either side of the break to put the hosts 2-0 up, but the Cumbrians' play-off ambitions were dealt a blow as Crawley staged a battling comeback.
Hope cut in from the left and saw his initial effort blocked by Mark Connolly before he almost opened the scoring with a powerful shot from the rebound, but goalkeeper Glenn Morris did well to get down and deny the forward.
Carlisle broke the deadlock when Bennett's superb finish from the left hand side of the penalty area gave Morris no chance after he was picked out by a pinpoint Jamie Devitt cross-field pass.
The hosts doubled their advantage inside a minute of the restart after Hope forced a close-range header over the line from Ashley Nadesan's flick following a scramble in the six-yard area.
Crawley got back in the game after 56 minutes when Ahearne-Grant jinked past two defenders before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Ahearne-Grant was on target again to level the scores with eight minutes remaining when his shot from inside the penalty area slipped through Jack Bonham's grasp to find the bottom left corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Crewe Alexandra 14 +9 29
2 Bradford City 14 +8 27
3 Newport County 13 +7 26
4 Exeter City 14 +3 26
5 Cheltenham Town 13 +11 25
6 Forest Green Rovers 14 +7 25
7 Swindon Town 14 +2 21
8 Plymouth Argyle 14 +4 20
9 Macclesfield Town 14 +1 20
10 Cambridge United 14 +6 19
11 Colchester United 14 +3 19
12 Leyton Orient 14 +1 19
13 Crawley Town 14 0 19
14 Grimsby Town 14 0 18
15 Northampton Town 14 0 18
16 Port Vale 14 -2 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 +2 17
18 Salford City 14 -6 17
19 Walsall 14 -9 15
20 Carlisle United 14 -10 14
21 Oldham Athletic 14 -10 11
22 Scunthorpe United 14 -6 10
23 Morecambe 14 -12 10
24 Stevenage 14 -9 9