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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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2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
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6 Doncaster Rovers 33 48
7 Chesterfield 33 45
8 Bradford City 32 45
9 Port Vale 33 45
10 Peterborough United 33 44
11 Fleetwood Town 33 44
12 Barnsley 33 44
13 Oldham Athletic 32 43
14 Gillingham 33 42
15 Rochdale 31 41
16 Walsall 33 41
17 Scunthorpe United 32 41
18 Crewe Alexandra 33 39
19 Notts County 32 38
20 Coventry City 32 36
21 Leyton Orient 32 35
22 Colchester United 33 34
23 Crawley Town 33 34
24 Yeovil Town 33 30