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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24