2012–13 Crawley Town F.C. season

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Crawley Town F.C.
2012–13 season
Chairman Victor Marley
Manager Sean O'Driscoll (until 19 July)
Richie Barker
League One 10th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Third round
Football League Trophy Second round (southern)
Top goalscorer League: Billy Clarke (8)
Nicky Adams (8)
All: Billy Clarke (12)[1]
Highest home attendance League:
5,058 (vs. Portsmouth, 9 September)
All:
5,880 (vs. Reading, 5 January)
Lowest home attendance League:
2,544 (vs. Crewe Alexandra, 26 March)
All:
1,249 (vs. Gillingham, 4 September)
Average home league attendance 3,351[2]

The 2012–13 season was the 63rd season in which Crawley Town played senior football, and the eight as a fully professional team. Crawley Town competed in Football League One, the third tier of English football, following automatic promotion from League Two during the 2011–12 season.

Sean O'Driscoll, who was appointed Crawley manager in May 2012, left the club just two months later to manage Nottingham Forest, despite not having taken charge of a competitive game.[3] Richie Barker succeeded as manager on 7 August 2012, after agreeing compensation with Bury.[4]

On 5 January 2013, in their third round FA Cup tie with Premier League side Reading, Crawley had a record attendance of 5,880 at Broadfield Stadium.[5]

Crawley finished the season in 10th place.

Table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Doncaster Rovers 46 25 9 12 62 44 +18 84
P Bournemouth 46 24 11 11 76 53 +23 83
3 Brentford 46 21 16 9 62 47 +15 79
P Yeovil Town 46 23 8 15 71 56 +15 77
5 Sheffield United 46 19 18 9 56 42 +14 75
6 Swindon Town 46 20 14 12 72 39 +33 74
7 Leyton Orient 46 21 8 17 55 48 +7 71
8 Milton Keynes Dons 46 19 13 14 62 45 +17 70
9 Walsall 46 17 17 12 65 58 +7 68
10 Crawley Town 46 18 14 14 59 58 +1 68
11 Tranmere Rovers 46 19 10 17 58 48 +10 67
12 Notts County 46 16 17 13 61 49 +12 65
13 Crewe Alexandra 46 18 10 18 54 62 −8 64
14 Preston North End 46 14 17 15 54 49 +5 59
15 Coventry City* 46 18 11 17 66 59 +7 55
16 Shrewsbury Town 46 13 16 17 54 60 −6 55
17 Carlisle United 46 14 13 19 56 77 −21 55
18 Stevenage 46 15 9 22 47 64 −17 54
19 Oldham Athletic 46 14 9 23 46 59 −13 51
20 Colchester United 46 14 9 23 47 68 −21 51
R Scunthorpe United 46 13 9 24 49 73 −24 48
R Bury 46 9 14 23 45 73 −28 41
R Hartlepool United 46 9 14 23 39 67 −28 41
R Portsmouth* 46 10 12 24 51 69 −18 32

* – Coventry City and Portsmouth deducted ten points

Promotion to Championship
Qualification to League One playoffs
Relegation to League Two


Results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

League One[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H H A A H A H A H A H H A A H H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A H H A A H H A A A H A H H
Result W L W W L W D L W W L W W W D L D D L L D W L W L W L D L D W L W D D D D W D L D W W L W D
Position 1 9 7 4 6 4 4 8 7 3 6 4 4 4 2 4 4 6 9 9 10 10 10 8 8 8 9 14 15 14 12 14 12 12 13 12 13 12 12 13 12 11 11 12 10 10

Last updated: 13 June 2013.
Source: Statto
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 FA Cup

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Although the list below displays a previous club column, many of the players were free agents at the time of signing. The column also refers to the clubs the players were most recently contracted to, although many of them were on loan before joining Crawley.

Date Position Player Previous Club Fee
28 May 2012 GK England Paul Jones England Peterborough United Free[6]
8 June 2012 DF England Mat Sadler England Walsall Free[7]
8 June 2012 MF Wales Nicky Adams England Rochdale Free[7]
9 July 2012 DF Republic of Ireland Mark Connolly England Bolton Wanderers Free[8]
25 July 2012 DF England Shaun Cooper England Bournemouth Free[9]
24 August 2012 DF Wales Joe Walsh Wales Swansea City Free[10]
31 August 2012 MF England Mike Jones England Sheffield Wednesday Undisclosed[11]
1 January 2013 FW England Lateef Elford-Alliyu England Bury Free[12]
10 January 2013 MF England Matt Sparrow England Brighton & Hove Albion Free[13]
16 January 2013 FW England Jamie Proctor England Swansea City Undisclosed[14]
23 January 2013 DF Sierra Leone Mustapha Dumbuya England Portsmouth Free[15]
23 January 2013 DF England Connor Essam England Gillingham Free[15]

Loaned In[edit]

Date Position Player Loaned From Duration
17 August 2012 FW Barbados Jonathan Forte England Southampton 3 months[16]
17 August 2012 FW England Nicky Ajose England Peterborough United Until January 2013[11]
24 September 2012 DF England Nathan Byrne England Tottenham Hotspur Until January 2013[17]
10 January 2013 FW England James Spencer England Huddersfield Town 4 months[13]
29 January 2013 GK England Johnny Maddison England Sunderland 4 months[18]
13 February 2013 FW Republic of Ireland Aiden O'Brien England Millwall 3 months[19]
28 February 2013 MF Wales Jake Taylor England Reading 1 month[20]
11 March 2013 FW England Paul Hayes England Brentford 1 month[21]

Out[edit]

Date Position Player New Club Fee
24 December 2012 MF England Scott Neilson England Luton Town Undisclosed[22]
21 December 2012 DF England Charlie Wassmer Free agent Free (released)[23]
31 December 2012 MF England Scott Davies Free agent Free (released)[24]
8 January 2013 MF England Hope Akpan England Reading Undisclosed[25]
21 January 2013 DF Jamaica Claude Davis England Rotherham United Free (released)[26]
25 January 2013 GK Netherlands Michel Kuipers Free agent Free (released)[27]
31 January 2013 FW England John Akinde Free agent Free (released)[28]

Loaned Out[edit]

Date Position Player Loaned To Duartion
19 July 2012 FW England Richard Brodie England Morecambe 6 months[29]
19 September 2012 MF England Scott Neilson England Grimsby Town 3 months[30]
4 January 2013 MF England Richard Brodie England Grimsby Town 4 months[31]
24 January 2013 DF England Shaun Cooper England Portsmouth 1 month[32]
31 January 2013 FW England Gary Alexander England AFC Wimbledon 4 months[33]

Statistics[edit]

All statistics accurate as of 7 June 2013.[1][34]

Quick Stats/Facts[edit]

League goals scored 59 (1.28 goals per game)
All goals scored 74 (1.37 goals per game)
League goals conceded 58 (1.26 goals per game)
All goals conceded 71 (1.31 goals per game)
Fastest goal Nicky Adams (14 seconds) vs Reading (5 January 2013)[35]
Biggest wins 3 – 0 vs Scunthorpe United (18 August 2012)
3 – 0 vs Colchester United (1 January 2013)
Highest scoring game 2 – 5 vs Tranmere Rovers (22 September 2012)
Longest unbeaten run (league) 7 games
Longest winless run (league) 7 games
Longest losing run (league) 2 games
Televised games 0 – 3 vs Portsmouth (9 September 2012 – Sky Sports 1)
1 – 1 vs Swindon Town (2 February 2013 – Sky Sports 2)
1 – 1 vs Doncaster Rovers (18 February 2013 – Sky Sports 1)

Top Scorers[edit]

Player Position Nation League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Billy Clarke FW Republic of Ireland 8 2 1 1 12
Nicky Adams MF Wales 8 2 1 0 11
Hope Akpan MF England 4 0 2 0 6
Josh Simpson MF England 4 1 1 0 6
Jamie Proctor FW England 5 0 0 0 5
Gary Alexander FW England 4 1 0 0 5
Kyle McFadzean DF England 3 0 0 0 3
Jonathan Forte FW Barbados 3 0 0 0 3
Matt Sparrow MF England 3 0 0 0 3
Nicky Ajose FW England 2 0 1 0 3
Joe Walsh DF Wales 2 0 0 1 3
Nathan Byrne DF England 1 0 0 0 1
Dannie Bulman MF England 1 0 0 0 1
Mark Connolly DF Republic of Ireland 1 0 0 0 1
Paul Hayes FW England 1 0 0 0 1
Mat Sadler DF England 1 0 0 0 1
Scott Neilson MF Wales 0 0 0 1 1
Total 51 6 6 3 66

Win Percentage[edit]

Competition
G W D L Win %
League One 46 18 14 14 39.13
FA Cup 3 2 0 1 66.67
League Cup 3 2 0 1 66.67
League Trophy 2 1 0 1 50.00
Total 54 23 14 17 42.59

References[edit]

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