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Byrne and Adams clinch another away win for Reds
Second half goals from Nathan Byrne and Nicky Adams earned Crawley a third away win of the season at Carlisle United.
Reds followed up their victories at Doncaster and Preston with more success in the north following another disciplined display.
Reds rode their luck a little in the first half but defended well and took their chances when they came along after the break.
Byrne – on his league debut – broke the deadlock with a superb finish just after the hour and Adams doubled the advantage with 17 minutes to go with a deflected shot from 25 yards.
It was Crawley's first win in four games and lifted them back into the League One play-off zone.
Crawley were quite fortunate to be on level terms at the interval as Carlisle were guilty of some poor finishing.
Joe Garner was the main culprit as he sidefooted wastefully wide from Matty Robson's low cross while he also headed over from a Danny Cadamarteri cross.
Cadamarteri was also off target when found unmarked at the far post by a Frank Simek free kick while Paul Jones did well to push away a 25-yard shot from James Berrett.
Crawley's attacks were sporadic but they had a penalty appeal waved away when Adams went down in the area early on.
Gary Alexander's 20-yard volley was saved low down by Mark Gillespie while Josh Simpson's effort from the edge of the area flew narrowly wide.
Reds had another penalty shout when Hope Akpan's effort hit Paul Thirlwell on the hand from close range but they did get their noses in front in the 62 minute.
The Carlisle defence seemed to part as Byrne cut in from the right but his finish was emphatic as he curled the ball with the outside of his right foot and inside a post.
Reds enjoyed a huge slice of fortune as they doubled their lead with 17 minutes to go. Adams tried his luck from 25 yards but the attempted block from Danny Livesey sent the ball looping over Gillespie and into the net.
Carlisle looked to get back into the game but Paul Jones saved well from Garner's 25-yard shot and then the Reds keeper kept out a header from substitute Mark Beck.
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