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Crawley Town appoints their new manager

Crawley Town have appointed former Cheltenham boss Mark Yates as their new manager.

The 45-year-old replaces John Gregory, who stepped down to have heart surgery. Yates has agreed a two year contract at the Broadfield stadium.

The Red Devils of Sussex were demoted from League One earlier this month. And the new manager knows money is tight.


Crawley Town manager gets the sack

Crawley Town Football Club can confirm that it has terminated the contract of First Team manager Richie Barker with immediate effect. The club will make an announcement as soon as possible on who will look after team affairs in the interim period and we ask our supporters to have patience while the process of finding a new manager is undertaken. The club will not be making any further comment at this stage.

– Crawley Town FC spokesperson

Gillingham go bottom, Swindon beat Bristol City

Notts County moved off the bottom with their first win of the season, goals from Joss Labadie and Marcus Haber giving them a 2-0 home win over Tranmere.

County's success saw Gillingham slide to the foot of the table after the winless Gills fell to Gary Jones' ninth minute winner for Bradford at Priestfield Stadium.

Nile Ranger lashed home an 87th minute winner as Swindon left Bristol City still searching for a first win of their own with a 3-2 win at the County Ground. Full match coverage on the ITV Sport website here

Bournemouth share the points at Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough's Tony Mowbray watched his side fight back from the dead against Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium only to squander their chances of victory.

Two Brett Pitman penalties gave the Cherries a 2-0 lead inside 12 minutes but Kei Kamara and Mustapha Carayol dragged Boro back level.

Grant Leadbitter gave the home side the lead in the 75th minute but a Jonathan Woodgate own goal sealed a point for the visitors seven minutes from time - and to add to Mowbray's woes Rhys Williams was sent off late for a foul on Wes Thomas

Ritchie Humphreys' first goal of the season was enough to maintain Chesterfield's four-point lead at the top of Sky Bet League Two with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Oxford.


Crawley win, Swindon hit five and Gillingham take a point

Gary Alexander scored both goals for Town, whose day was soured when Michael Jones was sent off late on. Behind the leading trio of teams at the top of table come three sides on nine points in Brentford, Rotherham and the MK Dons.

The day's biggest winners were Swindon who hammered Crewe 5-0 at the County Ground where Ryan Mason, one of four players signed on loan from Spurs over the summer, scored a 25-minute second-half hat-trick.

Nile Ranger started the rout in the 34th minute before another Spurs loanee in Massimo Luongo added the second just prior to the break. The other two matches culminated in 1-1 draws, with Gillingham and Stevenage held at home by Bristol City and Bradford respectively.

Crawley Town and Swindon Town lose, Gillingham gain a point

Former Crawley boss Steve Evans made a happy return to Broadfield Stadium as his Rotherdam side beat his old team 2-1.Mat Sadler put Crawley ahead after only 14 minutes but Kieran Agard (36) equalised and substitute David Worrall settled the game 13 minutes from time.

Farid El Alagui's last-gasp strike rescued a 1-1 draw for Brentford against Gillingham and denied former Bees boss Martin Allen a first league win of the season after Adebayo Akinfenwa had slotted home from close range in the 40th minute.

Shrewsbury deservedly eased to their first win of the season as they overcame Swindon 2-0 thanks to goals from debutant Adam Reach (nine) and substitute Tom Bradshaw (85).

Crawley Town off to a winning start against Coventry City

Crawley Town's Jamie Proctor scores the opening goal of the game during the Sky Bet League One Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

The Sky Blues, who start the new campaign with a 10-point deduction, had looked to have salvaged a point when second-half goals from Callum Wilson and Franck Moussa saw them cancel out early efforts from Jamie Proctor and Joe Walsh

Crawley Town's Dannie Bulman (right) tackles Coventry City's Franck Moussa Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

However, the visitors were left empty-handed when Mike Jones netted an 84th-minute winner for Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium in West Sussex.

For a full round-up of all today's action click here for in-depth match coverage from ITV Sport

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