On a mainly overcast evening, this was a very strange game in that the final scoreline makes the game look like it was a rip-roaring, action packed game, but in reality this was quite different. Peterborough edged the opening half hour, but it was Crawley who took the lead on 29 minutes. As Josh Simpson's low diagonal shot across goal reached the bye line, Izale McLeod just managed to pull the ball back first time on the line and Marvin Elliott smashed the ball into the roof of the net. They had a couple of chances to extend their lead, but it was Peterborough equalised two minutes before half time. Michael Bostwick fired in a low shot from 30 yards out which hit the bar, and Conor Washington was the first to the rebound to slot the ball home.
Crawley's survival hopes took a knock on 51 minutes when Peterborough went into the lead with another long range shot by Bostwick from well outside the area this time found the bottom right hand corner of the net. Crawley got back on level terms on 57 minutes. A long throw in was flicked on by McLeod, and Matthias Pogba volleyed the ball into the net from eight yards. Suddenly, Crawley looked like survival was theirs for the taking when they took the lead on 63 minutes. McLeod claimed a hat-trick of assists, laying the ball into the path of Simpson, who drilled the ball in from a slight angle. As the clock ticked by, it was looking more and more likely that Crawley would hold on for that vital win that would surely guarantee them League One football, but almost out of nothing, Peterborough scored an equaliser, Bostwick again on the scoresheet after knocking the ball down and managed to hit the ball on the half volley from the edge of the penalty area and the ball went in off the far post. Disappointing as conceding an equaliser was, a point could have still proved crucial in their battle for survival, but things got even worse as normal time drew to a close. Marcus Maddison showed good work before floating the ball to the back post, Jonathan Edwards headed the ball against the post, and the ball fell to Washington slammed the ball home from six yards. Peterborough could have extended their lead during added on time, but they will be pleased to have finished off their home campaign with a win. As for Crawley, after looking like they had all but sealed survival five minutes from time, they finished this game back in the relegation zone after two teams below them, Crewe and Notts County, both won, meaning that Crawley most likely will need to win their final game at home to Coventry
Video highlights of the goals can be found here