• FT

    Chesterfield

    2

    Oldham

    1

  • FT-PENS

    Exeter

    0 (3)

    Aldershot

    0 (4)

  • FT

    Port Vale

    2

    Tranmere

    0

  • FT-PENS

    Rochdale

    2 (4)

    Fleetwood To

    2 (2)

  • FT

    Rotherham

    0

    York

    1

  • FT

    Accrington

    0

    Morecambe

    2

  • FT

    Bristol Rov

    0

    Yeovil

    3

  • FT-PENS

    Carlisle

    1 (1)

    Preston

    1 (3)

  • FT-PENS

    Coventry

    0 (10)

    Burton

    0 (9)

  • FT

    Crawley Town

    3

    Gillingham

    2

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    3

    Stevenage

    2

  • FT

    Northampton

    1

    MK Dons

    0

  • FT-PENS

    Portsmouth

    2 (4)

    Bournemouth

    2 (3)

  • FT

    Scunthorpe

    1

    Notts County

    2

  • FT

    Southend

    2

    AFC Wimbledo

    1

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Broadfield Stadium, England

Referee: S Bratt | Attendance: 1249

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Crawley Town

  • Joe Walsh 40'
  • Billy Clarke 47'
  • Scott Neilsen 86'

3 - 2

FT

Gillingham

  • Bradley Dack 22'
  • Lewis Montrose 49'

Neilson snatches Crawley victory

A superb 25-yard strike from substitute Scott Neilson sent Crawley into the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 3-2 home win over League Two leaders Gillingham.

Neilson settled the issue four minutes from time with a dipping right-foot shot past debutant goalkeeper Tommy Forecast.

Crawley, who now boast six wins in seven league and cup games, were forced to battle hard for their victory after going behind midway through the first half.

Town midfielder Nicky Adams had an early shot charged down and also drove narrowly over from 25 yards before Bradley Dack headed Gillingham in front in the 22nd minute.

The unmarked Dack struck at the far post following a long throw from Chris Whelpdale.

Crawley defender Mark Connolly struck the post with a deflected drive before former Swansea left-back Joe Walsh levelled with a fierce drive from 20 yards into the top corner after 40 minutes.

Billy Clarke put Crawley ahead by neatly steering in a cross by Josh Simpson after 47 minutes, but Lewis Montrose' smart shot on the turn made it 2-2 just three minutes later.

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Scoring Summary

  • Crawley Town
  • Gillingham

Match Stats

  • Crawley Town
  • Gillingham
16(9) Shots (on goal) 2(0)
10 Fouls 12
11 Corner kicks 2
2 Offsides 2
62% Time of Possession 38%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 3

Teams

  • Crawley Town
  • Gillingham
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