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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 3,099) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Russell

Crawley Crawley Town vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Crawley 2

J Simpson (12)
K McFadzean (16)

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Tranmere 5

D Holmes (2)
J Cassidy (39, 53)
J Akpa Akpro (46)
A Robinson (90)

Cassidy helps Rovers rumble on

Last Updated: 22/09/12 7:38pm

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Cassidy: Seven goals for the season

Cassidy: Seven goals for the season

Jake Cassidy scored twice as top-of-the-table Tranmere made it a hat-trick of wins with a 5-2 victory at Crawley.

Defender Danny Holmes gave unbeaten Rovers the perfect start with the lead in only the second minute with his first goal for the club, firing an angled shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner.

Midfielder Josh Simpson levelled after 12 minutes with an unstoppable right-footed shot from 20 yards after good work from Nicky Ajose, and defender Kyle McFadzean (16) put Crawley ahead by firing into the roof of the net after Nicky Adams' corner was not cleared.

Rovers goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams saved shots from Gary Alexander and Mike Jones before Welshman Cassidy, on loan from Wolves, made it 2-2 by heading in at the far post after 40 minutes following a 70-yard run by Zoumana Bakayogo.

French striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro restored Rovers' advantage a minute after the restart by running through a hesitant defence to beat stranded goalkeeper Paul Jones, and Cassidy (54) seized on a mistake by Mark Connolly to make it 4-2.

Former Swansea and Leeds midfielder Andy Robinson sealed Rovers' comfortable win in the last minute by netting his seventh of the season from close range.

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2 Preston North End 13 28
3 Notts County 14 26
4 Peterborough United 15 26
5 Sheffield United 14 26
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8 Rochdale 14 23
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18 Leyton Orient 14 15
19 Walsall 15 15
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23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
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