Crawley 1-4 Bolton RECAP: Davide Rodari’s first Reds goal not enough as visitors seal promotion

Crawley Town face Bolton Wanderers on the last day of the League Two season this afternoon (Saturday, May 8).

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 2:42 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:02 pm
Antoni Sarcevic opened the scoring for Bolton early on. Photo: UK Sports Images Ltd

With their own push for a play-off place over, the Reds' aim will be to finish the season strongly, which would stop third-placed Bolton from achieving automatic promotion.

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Crawley 1-4 Bolton RECAP: Davide Rodari’s first Reds goal not enough as visitors seal promotion

Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 16:54

(42) It doesn’t seem that Crawley have gone for damage-limitation tactics yet as they still look to find a way back into the game but Bolton look dangerous every time they go forward

Red card to Crawley

(32) Crawley’s day goes from bad to worse as captain George Francomb is sent off for a second bookable offence.

Bolton goal ruled out

Bolton do have the ball in the net for a third time but this was one is ruled out as the linesman had his flag up.

(27) Bolton almost add a third straight away as Crawley lose the ball from kick-off and Lloyd Isgrove drives into the box but can’t find a finish.

GOAL! Crawley 0-2 Bolton - Dapo Afolayan (26)

Crawley were just building up some momentum but are hit on the counter and Bolton extend their precious lead.

Another chance for Powell and that one was closer!

It comes after great work from Nick Tsaroulla out on the left as the ball finds its way to Powell whose effort is inches over.

(23) Jack Powell pounces on a loose ball but can’t keep his swerving effort down and it goes harmlessly over the bar.

(21) Big save from Morris to deny Dapo Afolayan as he made his way into the box.

There were huge screams for handball from Bolton’s players there as Glenn Morris came to the edge of the area to claim the ball.

Referee Bobby Madley checked with his linesman, who adjudged that the ball was still in the box when caught by Morris.

GOAL! Crawley 0-1 Bolton - Antoni Sarcevic (10)

I spoke too soon there.

Bolton have taken a big step towards automatic promotion thanks to a fantastic strike by Antonio Sarcevic.

The defence looked a bit static there.

There were big shouts for offside but nothing given.

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