Press­ley rages at the ref in the rain

CRAW­LEY ..........2 COVEN­TRY ........0

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Niall Kelly

af­ter a free kick from Clarke took a de­flec­tion off a Coven­try de­fender for the striker’s tenth league goal of the sea­son.

In first half stop­page time Baker had the chance to equalise for the away side, but Craw­ley keeper Paul Jones did well to save his de­flected shot.

Craw­ley dou­bled their lead on the hour af­ter Es­sam bun­dled over a cor­ner from Nicky Adams for his first goal since mov­ing from Gilling­ham.

With less than 20 min­utes to go Fleck had a chance to pull a goal back for City, but his ef­fort glanced just over the cross­bar.

Richie Barker’s side now sit four points off the play-offs and could po­ten­tially record three pro­mo­tions on the bounce.

“Our chances of pro­mo­tion have been at lon­godds since the start of the sea­son, and so it should’ve been really, said Barker.

“We have to be real­is­tic, the fact that we’re 43 games in and we’re still in with a chance of play-offs, although a dif­fi­cult one, speaks vol­umes.

“It’s still go­ing to be tough but we never gave up hope. We knew ex­actly how many games we needed to win. We felt we were in a false po­si­tion with the amount of games in hand we had.We just made sure we were do­ing the right thing.”

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