Crawley Town host Salford City at Broadfield Stadium this Saturday. The two sides sit at opposite ends of the table, with Salford needing a win to get away from the relegation zone, whereas Crawley are hunting down a Play-off place.
Crawley Town currently sit ninth in League Two after 26 games. The Red Devils have 12 wins, three draws and 11 losses, leaving them on 39 points, just three points behind Notts County in the final Play-off place.
In their last five games in all competitions, Crawley have four wins and one loss.
Josh Davison and Ali Al-Hamadi gave Wimbledon the early 2 - 0 lead against Crawley but a red card to Joe Lewis changed the game for Wimbledon. Will Wright did manage to score but it was too late as Wimbledon grabbed the 2 - 1 win.
Wright opened the scoring for Crawley in the first half and Jack Roles doubled the lead in the second half. Despite having just three shots on target and 36% of the possession, Crawley held on for the 2 - 0 win over Gillingham. Next time out against MK Dons, Joe Tomlinson and Alex Gilbey both scored to give The Dons the 2 - 0 lead. Laurence Maguire was then sent off late for Crawley as they slumped to a 2 - 0 defeat.
A brace from Danilo Orsi and a goal from Roles gave Crawley a commanding 3 - 0 lead in the early stages of the second half. Dan Kemp did score late on for Swindon Town but it didn’t stop a 3 - 1 win for Crawley. It was another win for Crawley against Bradford City. Orsi opened the scoring in the 12th minute but a goal from Liam Ridehalgh and an own goal from Corey Addai gave Bradford the lead going into the later stages. Goals from Adam Campbell and Klaidi Lolos and another goal from Orsi completed the 4 - 2 comeback win.
The last time out for Crawley was supposed to be against Peterborough in the Third Round of the Football League Trophy but it was postponed.
Salford, on the other hand, currently sit 21st, just outside the relegation zone. In 26 games, Salford have six wins, six draws and 14 losses which leaves them on 24 points, equal with Colchester below them, but Salford have a game in hand.
In their last five games in all competitions, Salford have one win and four losses.
Joe Taylor opened the scoring for Colchester in the first half and Chay Cooper doubled the lead in the last minute of normal time. Conor McAleny did manage to score in the 91st minute, but it wasn’t enough as Colchester held on for a 2 - 1 win. Matty Lund was on the scoresheet for Salford but McAleny had a performance to forget the next time out, grabbing a red card in the second half. Harvey Read Saunders, Kieron Morris, Connor Jennings, Regan Hendry and Joshua Stuart Hawkes all scored in the 5 - 1 win.
Harry Clifton, Toby Mullarkey and Danny Rose all scored in a 3 - 0 win for Grimsby over a Salford side that only managed two shots on target. It was another 3 - 0 loss for Salford, this time against Accrington Stanley. A brace from Jack Nolan and a goal from Shaun Whalley grabbed all three points for Stanley.
The last time out was a fiery affair with Forest Green Rovers. Matt Smith opened the scoring for Salford, but Charlie McCann and Mathew Stevens both scored to give Forest Green the 2 - 1 lead. Both sides had a player sent off, Adrian Mariappa for Salford and Ryan Inniss for Forest Green. Ryan Watson then converted his late penalty to grab a 2 - 2 draw.
Crawley and Salford have met nine times in their histories, with the first meeting coming as recently as 2019. Salford have only won once with Crawley on the winning side on four occasions, with the other four meetings also ending in a draw.