Exeter 1-3 Crawley: Grecians suffer blow to play-off hopes
Last Updated: 19/04/19 6:02pm
Crawley caused a shock in League Two by winning 3-1 at Exeter, which was a hammer blow to their hopes of making the play-offs for a third successive season.
Exeter started the brighter of the two teams, but did not really create much other than a Ryan Bowman header, which flashed wide.
Crawley then broke the deadlock against the run of play in the 27th minute when Panutche Camara's cross fell as far as Filipe Morais and he lashed a volley past Christy Pym from 15 yards to open the scoring.
Crawley doubled their lead seven minutes later as Lewis Young crossed to the back post and the ball was swept in from close range by Reece Grego-Cox.
Hiram Boateng struck the underside of the bar as Exeter showed some urgency just before half-time and they reduced the arrears in the 50th minute when Bowman got the better of his man and curled a shot home from the edge of the penalty box.
As the home side went in search of the equaliser, they were caught out on the hour mark as Crawley broke and Grego-Cox rifled in his second of the afternoon from the edge of the penalty box to complete the scoring.