Culture clash: Crawley’s Craig McAllister and Swindon’s Sean Morrison tussle for possession photo: ACTION IMAGES
Ben Smith sent Crawley town in the FA Cup third round with a qualifying practice session at the last minute of extra time winner against ten-man Swindon Town.
Smith, head and shoulders of the game hit most influential players, set up in the drafted minute at the County ground, a new year tie with Derby County.
In a game dominated by visitors, Smith blue square stated Premier page earned 16 minutes advantage, courtesy of a perfectly located near post volley.
However, two minutes later, Jon Paul McGovern chaired home Matt Ritchie’s Cross and four minutes before half-time, a 14th goal of the season by Charlie Austin place in League one Swindon.
Jonathan Douglas, was released in the first half of extra time for a dangerous tackle, Crawley seized the opportunity and dominated the second half with Smith and Sergio Torres dictate from their respective roles in central midfield.
The visitors equalised, 21 minutes before when Swindon links again turned Michael Rose Dannie Burlman’s cross into his own net and sanctions waved, Smith swept home Matt Tubbs cute pass to win the day.
Swindon Town(4-4-2): P Smith; K Amankwaah, Cuthbert, S Morrison, rose; J P McGovern, J. Douglas (Capt), D Prutton, Ritchie (A Sheehan 65); V Pericard, C Austin.
Crawley Town (4-4-2): M Kuipers; G Wilson, P Mills (Capt), K. McFadzean, D Howell; S Neilson, Toirres, D Burklman, B Smith; M Tubbs, C. McAllister
Referee: P Crossley (Kent)
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