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