Green hit back to defeat Winslow

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SSML Division One: Winslow United 1 Crawley Green 3

Crawley Green came from a goal down to keep their SSML Division One title charge on track thanks to a storming second half display at Winslow United on Saturday.

With the wind at their backs in the first half Crawley failed to take advantage as Liam McGovern and Mark Bunker both missed chances.

Winslow then had the lead on 22 minutes when Dean Bull misjudged Mark Smith’s back-pass, with Hateley Mercer scoring.

Crawley rallied with efforts from Sam Peverall and Liam Toomey, although Gabriel Fayiah was close to a second.

A half time dressing down from manager Mark Smith had the desired effect as Crawley completely dominated the second half.

It came as no surprise when the visitors equalised after 61 minutes as Peverall lashed in a shot which was beaten out by Boateng, only for Stuart Strange to score the rebound.

Crawley poured forward and had the lead six minutes later, when Peverall’s whipped corner was headed home by Fabio Bufano.

Peverall, Stuart Strange and JJ Billy all had shots saved as Crawley looked to kill the game off.

They did so with three minutes to go though as Graham Clarke’s attempt was blocked by Boateng and Billy was on hand to convert.

The result saw Crawley cut the gap to leaders Edgware Town to two points once more, as they still have two games in hand.

This weekend they visit sixth-placed Risborough Rangers.