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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 3,039) 17th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Crawley Crawley Town vs Walsall Walsall

Crawley 2

B Clarke (22)
J Forte (81)
J Walsh (S/O 84)

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Walsall 2

F Brandy (14)
A Hemmings (74)

Forte spares Crawley's blushes

Last Updated: 17/11/12 7:00pm

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Forte: Late equaliser

Forte: Late equaliser

A late goal from Jonathan Forte gave Crawley a hard-earned point from a 2-2 draw against Walsall at Broadfield Stadium.

The Saddlers, ahead through an early goal from Febian Brandy, were pegged back by Billy Clarke's strike before Ashley Hemming's restored their advantage 15 minutes from time.

Crawley finished with 10 men after defender Joe Walsh received a straight red card for a professional foul on Brandy six minutes from time.

Striker Forte, playing his final game before the expiry of his loan from Southampton, rescued Crawley a draw by heading in a cross from Nicky Adams in the 82nd minute.

Will Grigg headed wastefully wide at the near post for Walsall before Brandy fired the Saddlers ahead after 14 minutes with a low shot following a pass from Jamie Paterson, but Crawley levelled eight minutes later through Clarke, who rifled his seventh goal of the season after being set up by Forte.

Crawley had a let-off 11 minutes after the break when Paterson cut in and thundered a fierce right-footed shot against the crossbar, while midfielder Hemmings restored Walsall's lead with a close-range shot 15 minutes from time after Jones superbly parried a shot Sam Manton.

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1 Bristol City 7 17
2 Peterborough United 7 16
3 Milton Keynes Dons 6 13
4 Chesterfield 6 13
5 Coventry City 7 12
6 Swindon Town 6 11
7 Fleetwood Town 7 11
8 Bradford City 7 10
9 Sheffield United 6 10
10 Preston North End 6 9
11 Oldham Athletic 7 9
12 Crawley Town 7 9
13 Barnsley 6 8
14 Notts County 6 8
15 Gillingham 7 8
16 Yeovil Town 7 8
17 Rochdale 7 7
18 Walsall 7 7
19 Doncaster Rovers 6 7
20 Leyton Orient 6 6
21 Colchester United 7 5
22 Port Vale 7 5
23 Scunthorpe United 7 4
24 Crewe Alexandra 6 3