Weather the winner in goalless stalemate

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Crawley and Langford shared a goalless draw on a day when the only winner was the weather.

With both sides struggling with injuries and unavailability it was Crawley who kicked with the wind in the first half and it was no surprise they dominated it.

In the opening minutes Mark Bunker had two free kicks saved by Allie Jaward in the Reds goal.

After 10 minutes a Sam Peverall corner was cleared and Stuart Strange thumped the ball against the bar. Crawley’s Charlie Clayton then went through but his shot was saved by Jaward.

Langford replied with a cross from Ben Stocker which was cleared while Jack Downes responded for Crawley with a pile driver.

The game was scrappy with the ball continually being over hit but just before the break Mark Bunker and Stuart Sterange both went close for Crawley.

Jaward made one more save from Clayton in the final moments.

In the second half Langford adopted a ‘shoot on sight’ policy and had five efforts in the first 10 minutes.

Craig Nield, Sean Monagle twice, Luke Nicholl and Ryan Nicholl all had shots with varying degrees of accuracy but none could break the dealock.

After 57 minutes Crawley replied with a rare good move which saw Clayton and Bunker set up JJ Billy but his shot went wide.

Back came Langford with a free kick from Gus Stewart which went over. Just after the hour Sausti Kazam-Santiago went through for Langford but he delayed his shot and was robbed by Crawley’s Nathan Osborne.

Clayton then had another shot saved by Jaward before Langford wasted a late free kick with Gus Stewart stooting straight at the wall.