Crawley Town 3-1 Harrogate Town

Crawley Town ended a run of six straight League Two defeats with a convincing 3-1 home win over 10-men Harrogate Town, boosting their hopes of staying up.

Two first-half goals from Aramide Oteh put the Reds ahead and Jordon Mutch added a third midway through the second half. Anthony O’Connor’s reply in added time was no consolation for the visitors.

Crawley had the boost of an increased attendance of 3,317 after tickets were reduced to just £2 and club management released a statement calling for maximum support until the end of the season after the Reds’ worst losing streak since joining an EFL club Club in 2011 bat.

Former Salford City striker Oteh put Scott Lindsey’s side ahead in the eighth minute when he fired home from the edge of the box following a Dom Telford assist.

Harrogate rarely threatened until just after the half-hour when Alex Pattison sliced ​​inside and parried a low shot from goalkeeper Corey Addai.

Crawley, who hadn’t scored in his last three games, doubled his lead just before half-time when Ashley Nadesan, after beating Matty Foulds, broke forward and crossed for Oteh to easily take his second close-range goal home bring to.

The Reds started the second half well and defender Ludwig Francillette headed wide of the near post from a Jack Powell corner.

Toby Sims shot just wide for Harrogate and substitute Matty Daly narrowly missed a Pattison cross before veteran midfielder Mutch made his home debut for Crawley with an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box to make it 3-0 in the 67th minute met.

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Harrogate was reduced to 10 men in stoppage time when Sims was sacked for throwing the ball at Nadesan.

Crawley was denied just his fifth goal of the season with the final kick of the game when defender O’Connor struck from point-blank range.

Match report by PA Media.

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