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- Crawley Town 1 (McLeod pen, 51) Swindon Town 0
- McLeod gives the hosts the lead from the spot
- Louis Thompson gives away the penalty and is sent off
- Louis is fit and starts but Brad Smith and Anton Rodgers miss out through injury
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- REPORTING BY TOM BASSAM AND ANDY WARREN
That's it from us here at Crawley, but we'll be back for Tuesday night's trip to Gillingham.
Hopefully see you then.
No players giving interviews this evening, the club have said.
Despite the frustrations, Cooper was proud of his players' performances this afternoon.
“We were outstanding, it was a one-sided game and we dominated the ball," he said.
“We can’t play that well and not win many games, that’s the one thing for our players. We judge our performances and our performance was top drawer.
“I said to the players at half time, don’t take any liberties, defend properly.
“We couldn’t force the equaliser which would have been the least we deserved.”
Cooper has also said Brad Smith may be available for next weekend, meaning his pursuit of a left-sided player is stalled for now.
Manager Mark Cooper is speaking now, and believes Louis Thompson got the ball after seeing the replays and questioned the referee's ability to give a penalty when he was on the halfway line.
“I’ve seen it and the referee is just inside our half of the pitch, he’s given a penalty from the halfway line when he can’t see. The linesman is a few yards away and didn’t move.
“Whether it’s a penalty or not, I don’t see how a referee can give it from the halfway line. Louis slid in and got the ball and it went to our keeper.
“The speed the referee gave it from inside our half was incredible."
Reaction to come in the next few minutes, jest waiting for Mark Cooper now.
FULL-TIME: Crawley Town 1 Swindon Town 0
It comes to nothing but Wes does make an excellent slide tackle. Added time in added time now.
Wes is going up for it.
Town corner, 45 seconds to go.
Two minutes left
Bobson Bawling (great name) is booked for kicking the ball away.
Four minutes added on
4:46pm Sat 16 Aug 14
It doesn`t seem to be our day today. Cant win them all I suppose !
SUBSTITUTION: Edwards is replaced by Emmett O’Connor as John Gregory makes his final change. 86
Sorry for the delay there, internet issues.
78 minutes: Town survive a real scare as first Edwards’ shot is blocked en route to goal, before his second attempt thunders away off the bar.
SUBSTITUTION: Henderson off and Bobson Bawling
76 minutes: Kasim is the next to shoot but his effort is well wide.
74 minutes: Williams wins a corner but it only leads to Branco smacking the ball out of the ground.
Town are 22-5 up on the shot clock this afternoon, but the hosts have had the only one that matters.
SUBSTITUTION: Will Randall is on for Jack Barthram. 68
67 minutes: Branco launches a back pass at Foderingham from the edge of the centre circle, which the Town keep has to control with his head to stop it finding the net.
64 minutes: Conor Henderson’s shot is straight at Foderingham.
SUBSTITUTION: Tomlin off and replaced by Charles Banya. 63
A few disagreements in the press box over the award of that penalty. Some believe Louis got the ball while others, including myself, don't think he did.
Guess we'll have to wait until the Football League Show to find out.
ATTENDANCE: 2,710 (667 away fans)
Town fans in good voice today, but no way is there 667 of them here.
GOAL, 1-0 CRAWLEY: McLeod sends Foderingham the wrong way from the spot and the Red Devils are one up.
RED CARD: Jensen launches a long ball forward as Crawley break, with Thompson desperately trying to get back and dragging down Tomlin in the box. The town midfielder is shown a straight red as the ref points to the spot.
50 minutes: Luongo forces a great save from Jensen.
48 minutes: Smith’s left footed shot is just over the top.
We're back underway
SUBSTITUTION: Gladwin off, Williams on.
A really good opening 30 minutes from Town but Crawley showed their dangerous side in the final 15. It's a tough pitch to play on but the Robins are passing it about really well, with Luongo, Gladwin and L Thompson at the heart of everything Town are doing going forward.
The long ball over the top is still an issue though.
Come on Swindon , we can beat this lot #stfc #stfcadver— @itslove1956 16 August 2014
HALF-TIME: Crawley Town 0 Swindon Town 0
YELLOW CARD: The ball over the top puts Town under pressure again as Tomlin battles with Nathan Thompson, before hitting the deck after Foderingham stuck out a leg. Fortunately for Town, the referee books the Crawley man for diving, rather than giving what could easily have been a penalty. 44
YELLOW CARD: Branco is the first into the book after a foul on Dickson as the hosts tried to break. 40
38 minutes: Ryan Dickson’s cross is misjudged by Foderingham, Nathan Thompson and Jordan Turnbull, leaving Izale Mcleod a free header, but he puts it over.
37 minutes: Luongo is the next to test Jensen but his low shot is easy for the Dane to deal with.
35 minutes: Tomlin forces Foderingham into action for the first time but the Town keeper gets down to his right really well to palm away.
29 minutes: Luongo delightfully lays the ball into the path of Smith but the striker’s shot is deflected up in the air and into the arms of Jensen.
26 minutes: Town work the ball up to the edge of the box before Gladwin curls over the top.
Town are well in control of this. Some great football so far.
17 minutes: Panic in the home box as Byrne again gets into the box but Smith’s shot from his pass goes behind.
Luongo’s near post header is saved by Jensen before Bradley has to turn Bradley’s shot around for another corner. Town soon win another corner, which comes out to Byrne, but the wing back only fires wide. Very wide.
15 minutes: A sublime cross-field ball from Barthram finds Byrne, who jinks inside and lays it back for Kasim who drills wide.
11 minutes: A great driving run from Louis Thompson ends with a rocket of a shot, which Jensen has to dramatically turn over the top. Barthram’s low corner comes to nothing as Luongo losses the ball.
10 minutes: Byrne’s cross is headed back into the mix by Barthram, but Smith is only able to get a weak header on the ball and it’s straight at keeper Jensen.
Eight minutes: Leacock gives away the first corner of the game, but Town can’t make anything of it as Branco fouls Sonny Bradley.
Six minutes: Luongo has the first sight of goal but curls wide from the edge of the box with his left foot.
Three minutes: Byrne drives across from right back and has the chance to shoot, but opts to keep the ball and loses possession.
The Crawley pitch is looking really quite heavy. Ball not rolling all that well.
No chances so far in the opening minutes but Town are keeping the ball well and looking to get forward when they can. Byrne and Gladwin seeing plenty of it.
We are off and running, remember Matchday Live updates are on a three-minute delay due to Football League rules.
Crawley are kicking off and attack the end housing the town fans this afternoon.
Right, here come the teams. Town are wearing their presentation jackets again
Crawley are looking to do a 'wall of colour' with some red card when the teams come out. Judging by how poorly populated the stand opposite us is, it will be more like a wind break on a beach than a wall.
For you betting fans Will Hill have Town at 21/10 to win this, not a bad shout, you can get a draw for the same price if you're feeling a bit more conservative. Other bookies are available.
@AndyWarren_ Thinks Town will win 2-1, if Byrne continues his form I think it might be 3-1. What are your predictions? #stfc— @Tbassam 16 August 2014
It's a big chance for Barthram to prove his worth today. Deserves a crack but he probably needs to slam-dunk it. Good luck to him #STFCAdver— @Rich_Pullen 16 August 2014
This afternoon's referee is James Linington. He's showed eight yellow and one red card in his first two games this season.
Last time was in charge of Town was their 2-1 JPT win over Plymouth early last season.
The danger man for Crawley today has to be Izale McLeod, always a threat at this level and has scored twice in two games for the Red Devils. Much to annoyance of my colleague Andy Warren one of those was the injury time winner against his Tractor Boys in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
LAST TIME HERE
Last time the Robins came to Broadfield the two teams served up a very dull 0-0 draw last November. The only 'highlight' being Nathan Byrne's late red card which seemed a silly decision.
NATHAN BYRNE IN HIS CRAWLEY DAYS
Not a lot of action around The Broadfield yet, fans dribbling in. I imagine Swindon's travelling darts fans might have been to check out the sporting mecca that is Crawley's K2 Leisure Centre, maybe.
Town players are out to begin their warm-up, wearing black shorts which is pleasing given the red short debacle of Tuesday night.
BREAKING TEAM NEWS
Crawley Town v STFC: Jensen; Oyebanjo, Dickson, Henderson, Leacock, Bradley, Edwards, Smith, McLeod, Walsh, Tomlin.
Subs: Young, Banya, Rose, Bawling, O'Connor, Richeford and Spiegel.
Some other vaguely STFC news this morning is that Nile Ranger has joined Blackpool on a one-year deal
@AndyWarren_ #stfcadver 2-3— @seanmcconnell44 16 August 2014
2:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14
Northern Red says
Sean Morrison to Cardiff for 4 million.
Anyone know if Swindon get a cut of that?
There's no sell on there unfortunately.
So Louis Thompson is fit to keep his place which is good news for Town.
BREAKING TEAM NEWS
Crawley Town v STFC: Foderingham, Thompson N (C), Branco, Turnbull, Byrne, Kasim, Luongo, Thompson L, Barthram, Gladwin, Smith M
Subs: Belford, Lelan, Marshall, Randall, Waldon, Barker, Williams
Team news should be here in the next few minutes, with Brad Smith and Anton Rodgers definitely out and Louis Thompson doubtful.
Town players out on the pitch at The Broadfield, surface looks good. A definite plus to playing here early season. http://t.co/aZQshaNK36— @Tbassam 16 August 2014
A bit of news from this morning, where Town have been drawn to play Newport County in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The game will be played week beginning September 1.
Some patches of blue sky are sneaking through the clouds and the pitch looks in good nick, so we should be in for a good game this afternoon.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Adver's live coverage of Town's trip to Sussex to take on Crawley.
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