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