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Rovers Looking For Red Devil's Revenge

14 February 2013

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When Brian Flynn takes Rovers to Broadfield Stadium, it will be the first time in the history of the clubs that they will have faced each other in West Sussex.

In fact it will only be the second time the two sides have met in their history.


So Richard Barker’s side have the upper hand for now on head to head stats courtesy of their late win at the Keepmoat back in August.


Despite having the lion’s share of possession, Rovers just couldn’t make the all important breakthrough in the game which they were the more attacking force. Billy Paynter was twice guilty of missing the target in the first half, first firing wide after a smart move through midfield and then heading over a right wing cross.  David Cotterill fired a shot goalwards just after the break, but found the Red Devil’s ‘keeper Paul Jones in fine form.


Crawley didn’t really have many chances of note until the 86th minute when Nicky Ajose forced Gary Woods into a smart save but within moments of the first chance, Ajose was to deflect substitute Josh Simpson’s effort away from Woods and into the net with just three minutes remaining. 

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