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Crawley Paper Review

27 March 2013

See how the press reported our 2-0 defeat

Crewe  Chronicle

TWO goals in two second half minutes condemned Crewe Alex to a first defeat in four outings at Crawley on Tuesday.

Jamie Proctor hit the net in the 77th and 78th minutes to allow Ritchie Barker’s side to leapfrog the Railwaymen and make Crewe's play-off dream ever more distant.

AJ Leitch-Smith went closest for the visitors but in truth the Alex rarely threatened to get on the scoresheet.

The Sentinel

CREWE'S faint play-off hopes took a battering in little more than 60 second-half seconds at Crawley Town last night.

Jamie Proctor's quickfire double made it two miserable trips to West Sussex in a matter of days for Steve Davis' side.

They made a wasted trip when the League One clash was postponed due to waterlogged pitch on Saturday.

And there was little more joy on their return, with a 2-0 defeat leaving them 11 points outside the top six with just eight games to play.

Ajay Leitch-Smith had the best of the chances for the visitors, who were missing the creative talents of their skipper Luke Murphy.

The Sun

JAMIE PROCTOR celebrated his 21st birthday 24 hours late with two goals in as many minutes for Crawley.

The former Swansea striker broke the deadlock 13 minutes from time when he thumped home a header from Nicky Adams’ cross.

Then, seconds later, he sealed victory for boss Richie Barker with a brilliant volley.

Crawley’s first home win since New Year’s Day kept alive their faint hopes of making the League One play-offs and was no more than they deserved.

They had gone into the game on the back of four draws and Crewe keeper Steve Phillips looked like frustrating them.

He denied Billy Clarke, Proctor and Matt Sparrow as Crawley took control from the start.

Paul Hayes’ 14th-minute thunderbolt hit the bar, while Harry Davis cleared Joe Walsh’s effort off the line.

Crewe missed top scorer Mathias Pogba, although Ajay Leitch-Smith tested Crawley keeper Paul Jones.

Crawley News

THE return of captain Josh Simpson from injury inspired Crawley Town to a victory over Crewe Alexandra with Jamie Proctor scoring twice in two minutes.

The captain was introduced to the game on 70 minutes and less than ten minutes later, Crawley were two goals to the good after Proctor's header and then volley struck the back of the Crewe net.

The Argus

Jamie Proctor scored twice in the space of a minute to secure a 2-0 win over Crewe and keep Crawley's slim play-off hopes alive.

Reds had been the better team for the majority of the game but could not break down a stubborn Crewe defence until 13 minutes from the end.

Proctor headed home his first goal at home for the club and followed it up immediately with a well-taken volley to secure a first win at Broadfield Stadium since New Year's Day.

The result lifted Reds to 12th in League One, nine points outside the play-off zone.

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