Old boy helps Crawley tame Lions

Billy Clarke struck against the run of play after half an hour at

the Broadfield Stadium before Alexander sealed the win early in the

second half from the penalty spot. Crawley hit the Championship

side on the break after a long ball reached Clarke and he slammed

his angled drive past Maik Taylor into the bottom-right corner.

Clarke was in the action again early in the second half when he was

brought down by Karleigh Osborne and Alexander stepped up to send

Taylor the wrong way. Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones denied Scott

Barron and Andy Keogh late on as the League One side held on for

the win. The two sides will meet again in two weeks in the Capital

One Cup.