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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 5,680) 18th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Crawley Crawley Town vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Wolves

Crawley 2

B Clarke (27)
M Tubbs (32)

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Wolves 1

J Henry (25)

Crawley claim Wolves scalp

Last Updated: 18/03/14 11:00pm

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Matt Tubbs: Condemned Wolves to defeat

Matt Tubbs: Condemned Wolves to defeat

Table-topping Wolves suffered their first defeat in 11 games as Matt Tubbs scored the winner to give Crawley a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

This was the third time this season that Crawley have beaten a top-of-the-table team following wins over Peterborough and Leyton Orient.

Wolves, who went into the game boasting 19 clean sheets, came under early pressure and defender Danny Batth was forced to block a goal-bound shot from skipper Josh Simpson.

Tubbs threatened with a dipping 25-yard effort which goalkeeper Carl Ikeme smartly turned over the crossbar.

Wolves went ahead after 25 minutes when James Henry struck with a deflected shot from 25 yards out which flew into the roof of the net off the outstretched leg of keeper Paul Jones.

But Crawley replied within a minute through Billy Clarke, who drove a sot past past Ikeme after being set up by Andy Drury.

The hosts went in front in the 32nd minute when Clarke found Tubbs in space 15 yards from goal and the striker gave Ikeme no chance with a clever chip for his seventh goal in eight games.

Henry shot wastefully over the bar six minutes before the break after substitute Leon Clarke was denied by Jones.

Jones did well again just after the interval to parry a goal-bound shot from Clarke, and later produced a similar save to thwart Bakary Sako.

Wolves struggled to find a way back into the game and Simpson came close to adding a third for Crawley late on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 33 70
2 Milton Keynes Dons 33 62
3 Preston North End 32 62
4 Swindon Town 33 61
5 Sheffield United 32 53
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