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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Richard Bennett (38')
  • Hallam Hope (47')
  • Karlan Ahearne-Grant (56', 81')

Karlan Aherne-Grant double earns Crawley a draw at Carlisle

Karlan Aherne-Grant's second-half brace earned Crawley a share of the spoils after coming from 2-0 down at Carlisle.
Richie Bennett and Hallam Hope scored either side of the break to put the hosts 2-0 up, but the Cumbrians' play-off ambitions were dealt a blow as Crawley staged a battling comeback.
Hope cut in from the left and saw his initial effort blocked by Mark Connolly before he almost opened the scoring with a powerful shot from the rebound, but goalkeeper Glenn Morris did well to get down and deny the forward.
Carlisle broke the deadlock when Bennett's superb finish from the left hand side of the penalty area gave Morris no chance after he was picked out by a pinpoint Jamie Devitt cross-field pass.
The hosts doubled their advantage inside a minute of the restart after Hope forced a close-range header over the line from Ashley Nadesan's flick following a scramble in the six-yard area.
Crawley got back in the game after 56 minutes when Ahearne-Grant jinked past two defenders before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner of the net.
Ahearne-Grant was on target again to level the scores with eight minutes remaining when his shot from inside the penalty area slipped through Jack Bonham's grasp to find the bottom left corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 29 +21 56
2 Exeter City 28 +11 54
3 Plymouth Argyle 27 +17 50
4 Crewe Alexandra 28 +16 49
5 Colchester United 29 +13 46
6 Northampton Town 28 +10 46
7 Bradford City 29 +8 46
8 Cheltenham Town 27 +19 44
9 Forest Green Rovers 29 +7 44
10 Port Vale 29 -1 41
11 Newport County 26 +2 36
12 Salford City 29 -4 36
13 Walsall 29 -10 36
14 Crawley Town 29 -2 35
15 Scunthorpe United 29 -3 33
16 Cambridge United 29 -7 32
17 Leyton Orient 29 -10 31
18 Mansfield Town 29 -5 30
19 Grimsby Town 27 -6 30
20 Oldham Athletic 29 -15 30
21 Carlisle United 28 -19 29
22 Macclesfield Town 28 -3 28
23 Morecambe 29 -26 23
24 Stevenage 29 -13 22