Red Devils pick off Shakers
Last Updated: March 2, 2013 6:40pm
Jamie Proctor: Off the mark for Crawley
Jamie Proctor scored his first goals for Crawley to help keep his side's slim play-off hopes alive with a 2-0 victory at Bury.
Proctor, signed from Swansea in January, struck for the first time since October 2011 in the 16th minute when he controlled a pass from Mike Jones on his chest before hitting a left-footed half-volley past Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson from 15 yards.
Crawley posed far more problems than their struggling hosts in the first half and referee Richard Clark pointed to the spot in the 27th minute after Jake Taylor had been brought down before spotting an assistant's flag for offside.
Proctor scored again two minutes into the second half when he planted a firm header from Nicky Adams' cross past a helpless Carson and after that the visitors were content to soak up pressure and try and hit Bury on the break.
Kevin Blackwell's strugglers seldom threatened although Craig Fagan twice fired off target from good positions in the second half, while Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones made a good save from Mark Carrington's volley, but lacklustre Bury remain deep in relegation trouble.
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Brentford1 - 0Scunthorpe
Bury0 - 2Crawley
Coventry1 - 2Swindon
Doncaster3 - 0Hartlepool
Leyton Or3 - 1Bournemth
MK Dons1 - 1Preston
Notts Co1 - 0Carlisle
Oldham0 - 2Sheff Utd
Walsall3 - 1Shrewsbury
Yeovil1 - 0Tranmere
Stevenage0 - 2Colchester
Crewe1 - 2Portsmouth
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