Substitute Emile Sinclair spared Crawley's blushes as he stuck late on to earn a 2-1 win against Conference North table-toppers Hednesford
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John Joe-O'Toole hit a dramatic stoppage-time winner as League Two Bristol Rovers came from behind to clinch an FA Cup third-round tie at Birmingham with a 2-1 win at Crawley.
O'Toole edged his side through in the first minute of added time with a low shot at the near post.
Crawley started well and went ahead on 14 minutes when Nicky Adams crossed perfectly and Jamie Proctor headed in at the far post, before Elliot Richards equalised with seven to go.
Crawley chairman Dave Pottinger took the unusual step of asking the club's fans who he should sign before landing Matt Tubbs.
Pottinger went onto Twitter over the weekend to canvas opinion among the Crawley support and the overwhelming choice was former Town striker Tubbs, who has now rejoined the club on loan from Bournemouth.
– Crawley chairman Dave Pottinger @crawleychairman.
I'm no expert in social media but I often go onto the forums and do Q&As to engage with the fans, and we thought this was a way of reaching a wider base of them.
It was just a fishing line really, everyone knows we needed to enhance the side and goals have been a problem. We have scouts and an experienced manager in John Gregory but we have 20,000-odd fans so why not ask them?
A lot of supporters are treated with disrespect but they know their football. I might do it again, ask them to go down to the Conference North and find us a gem.
MATCH POSTPONED: Tomorrow’s FA Cup 3rd round tie against Bristol Rovers is off due to a waterlogged pitch. More details to follow...
Game will now be on Wednesday Jan 8, kick off 7.45pm.
Here’s our groundsman Matt Moss at the Stadium earlier today. Hopefully we can get the FA Cup replay on Jan 8 now. http://t.co/G5mM2Bwqzw
The wintry conditions are taking their toll as the first weekend football fixtures have been called off.
The League One games at Scunthorpe, Crawley and Bury have all fallen victim to frozen pitches while the League Two matches at Accrington, Rochdale and Southend are off for the same reason.
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