Crawley Green 2 HarpendenTown 5
Molten Spartan South Midlands
Crawley Green v Harpenden Town
unbeaten start came to an abrupt end when they were given a lesson in
finishing by Harpenden Town who ran out 5-2 winners.
dominated from the start and took the lead after 6 minutes with a goal
from Lee Hayward. Crawley paid the penalty for missed chances and
Harpenden equalised after 16 minutes through Tim O'Donovan. James
Warner finished well to put Harpenden 2 up after 36 minutes and Chris
Gregory smashed home a penalty conceded on the stroke of half
In the second half Harpenden made the game safe with
goals from Richard Taaffe and a second from Gregory before the hour.
James Dickson converted a 62 minute penalty to reduce the arrears but
despite creating many more chances Crawley slumped to their first defeat
of the season.
In mid week Crawley had a convincing 6-2 win
against Brache Sparta. Crawley started brightly and were 3 up in 20
minutes with goals from Luke Singleton and 2 from James Potter.
Scott Bates pulled off an outstanding save to deny Brache in the 26th
minute but he could do nothing to prevent James Awindokosa reducing the
arrears on 44 minutes following a mistake by Potter.
Hayward restored Crawley's 3 goal advantage after 57 minutes and Luke
Singleton sealed the game with Crawley's 5th on the hour.
their credit Brache kept battling and Adrian Fontenelle made it 5-2 after
64 minutes. Mark Smith completed the scoring with his debut goal for
the 1st Team after 89 minutes. In added time James Potter's eventful night
was completed when he was denied a hat trick when he missed his second
penalty in successive games.
Next Wednesday Crawley entertain table topping Buckingham Athletic and on
Saturday travel to Enfield 1893 in the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup
Match reporter this week Mr Alan Clark
Tel: 01582 700883