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Orsi and Kelly goals win Wembley play-off final

Crawley secure promotion to League One

2024/05/19 15:14
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Crawley Town defied their tag as one of the least fancied teams in the League Two play-offs to beat Crewe 2-0 at Wembley and secure promotion to the third tier. 

Goals at the end of either half won the day for the Red Devils, Danilo Orsi and Liam Kelly finding the net to record a deserved victory over the Railwaymen. 

Relegated from League Two with Rochdale last season, midfielder Kelly put in a man-of-the-match performance and he was the architect of the opening goal of the game, his delightful pass allowing Orsi to curl a lovely finish into the net with the outside of his right boot. 

After playing second fiddle for most of the opening period, Crewe hoped to find their way back into the contest and they were left to rue the intervention of VAR when a penalty was awarded - but then overruled - after Crawley keeper Corey Addai and Chris Long had crossed paths following a terrible back pass from Adam Campbell. 

Kelly had enjoyed a superb afternoon and the former Reading midfielder capped a fantastic display with Crawley's second goal on 85 minutes. Kelly latched onto a defence-splitting pass from Dion Conroy and then passed into an empty net after a fortunate ricochet. 

A huge wad of added time was patched onto the end of the encounter, but Crawley held their nerve and protected their advantage to earn a promotion that few would have predicted back at the start of the 2023/24 campaign. 



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CRAWLEY TOWN
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CREWE ALEXANDRA

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2024-05-19 16h08m by omitchellsonjones
As a football fan of the winning team, I am absolutely thrilled with this result! Crawley Town have truly defied expectations and proven themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the League play-offs. The goals at the end of both halves were simply outstanding, and I couldn't be prouder of the team for securing promotion to the third tier. Special shoutout to man-of-the-match Liam Kelly for his incredible performance. Let's keep this momentum going!
2024-05-19 15h37m by eyoungs8
Wow, what a game for @CrawleyTown fans! Defying the odds and securing promotion to the third tier at Wembley! Impressive performance by @LiamKelly and @daniloorsi with those goals. Gutted for @crewealexfc, but that VAR decision definitely helped us out.
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U Sunday, 19 May 2024 - 13:00
Wembley Stadium
Ben Toner
2-0
Danilo Orsi 41'
Liam Kelly 85'

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