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London Road Ground (ATT 6,761) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Bond

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Crawley Town Crawley

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Crawley 2

G Alexander (22, 65)
M Jones (S/O 88)

Alexander double ends Posh run

Last Updated: 31/08/13 6:32pm

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Gary Alexander: Doing the damage for the Reds

Gary Alexander: Doing the damage for the Reds

Gary Alexander did the damage as Crawley ended Peterborough's stunning start to the season with a surprise 2-0 win.

The 34-year-old hitman struck in both halves at London Road to earn Town a first away triumph of the campaign and end Posh's 100 per cent run.

Alexander broke the deadlock with a classy 22nd-minute volley from an acute angle after being picked out by Billy Clarke's exquisite cross from the left.

And the former Millwall and Leyton Orient frontman doubled the visitors' advantage with a powerful 65th-minute finish after the Posh defence had been masters of their own downfall.

Posh were left fuming at referee Darren Bond as their six-match winning spree in all competitions came to a miserable end.

Bond twice waved away strong penalty shouts in the closing stages as Britt Assombalonga hit the deck under challenges from Kyle McFadzean.

Tyrone Barnett and Gaby Zakuani both went close with headers as Posh failed to launch a comeback.

Crawley saw out the final few minutes with 10 men after Mike Jones earned a second caution for kicking the ball away.

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1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12