McLeod on target for Crawley
Last Updated: 16/08/14 6:51pm
Izale McLeod: Bagged the winner
Izale McLeod hit his third goal in three games as Crawley maintained their 100 per cent start with a 1-0 win over Swindon.
Former MK Dons striker McLeod converted an early second-half penalty after he had been fouled by Louis Thompson, who was shown a straight red card.
Swindon, who like their opponents went into the game boasting two wins in league and cup, threatened early on when midfielder Louis Thompson forced goalkeeper Brian Jensen to tip over his 25-yard shot.
Crawley striker McLeod was off target at the near post before Swindon's Yasir Kasim saw a deflected shot go just wide.
The Robins went close again when Ben Gladwin put the ball over from Kasim's short pass.
Crawley came back into the contest before the break and, after Gavin Tomlin was thwarted by Swindon goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, the unmarked McLeod wastefully headed Ryan Dickson's cross over.
Swindon midfielder Massimo Luongo had a goal-bound effort parried by keeper Jensen before Crawley broke the deadlock through McLeod after 51 minutes.
Former MK Dons striker McLeod, bursting clean through, was fouled inside the area by Thompson, a challenge which brought him a straight red card, and McLeod stepped up to hit his third goal of the season from the penalty spot.
Kasim was denied by a diving save from Jensen after good work inside the penalty area by Luongo, before a fierce shot from Crawley midfeilder Gwion Edwards came back off the crossbar.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 16th Aug
Bristol C2 - 1Colchester
Chesterfld2 - 1Rochdale
Coventry1 - 0Sheff Utd
Crawley1 - 0Swindon
Crewe1 - 2Barnsley
Doncaster1 - 3Port Vale
Gillingham2 - 0Yeovil
Notts Co0 - 1Fleetwood
Oldham1 - 3Leyton Or
Peterboro3 - 2MK Dons
Scunthorpe0 - 4Preston
Walsall0 - 0Bradford
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Milton Keynes Dons||7||13|
|12||Preston North End||7||10|