Crawley Town 2 Farnborough Town 0

Last updated : 05 October 2004 By Footymad Previewer

Crawley extended their unbeaten home record with a routine 2-0 win over a poor Farnborough side.

The Reds were in control virtually straight from the kick-off and took a deserved lead on 23 minutes through Dan Marney.

The former Brighton professional was left unmarked at the back post from a deep cross by Sean Hankin and headed calmly into the bottom corner.

Crawley wasted a great chance to increase their lead on 35 minutes when Allan Tait latched on to a long ball by substitute Neil Jenkins to go clear on goal.

However, the former Folkestone striker saw his close-range effort well-saved by Boro keeper Craig Holloway, who played five times for Crawley while on loan from Arsenal last season.

Another player familiar to the Reds almost grabbed an equaliser for the visitors five minutes before half-time.

Striker Stephen Hughes, who had an unsuccessful loan spell at the Broadfield Stadium in pre-season, had a close-range shot blocked by Phil Smith after Gary Holloway had cut back a cross from the right flank.

The home side killed the visitors off four minutes after the interval. Adrian Deane, who was only playing because of an injury to Rob Traynor, smashed a 25-yard drive into the bottom corner of the net to register his first goal for the club.