Ollie Palmer scored a superb individual 90th-minute goal as Crawley Town snatched a dramatic win against Cheltenham Town today.

Gabriele Cioffi’s Carabao Cup heroes showed no hangover from their Tuesday night efforts when they dumped Premier League Norwich City out as they battled to the end and got their rewards.

Palmer, who started against Norwich, grabbed the winner after bursting past challenges and around Scott Flinders before finding the net.

It was a thrilling finish to a game which never caught fire and Palmer’s celebration in front of the main stand earned him a booking.

It made it a great week for the Reds with a hat-trick of victories.

Crawley made just two changes from the midweek giantkilling against Norwich.

Glenn Morris returned in goal as one of the cup heroes Michael Luyambula dropped to the bench while Filipe Morais came in for the injured Panutche Camara.

Cheltenham lost former Albion midfielder Rohan Ince to an injury in the warm up with Chris Clements coming in.

The visitors had a ninth minute chance but from Chris Hussey’s deep cross Gavin Reilly could only steer his header over the bar under challenge.

Lubala tried to break the deadlock after 21 minutes but his fierce strike took a deflection after a neat move from right to left saw him work space in the area.

From the Bez Lubala corner, Tom Dallison powered a header over the bar after his well-timed run found him unmarked.

There was a break in play in the 26th minute when Charlie Raglan fouled Grego-Cox as he defended a dangerous corner. Both players received treatment after the shuddering collision but rejoined the action.

There was another nasty looking tangle off the ball in the 39th minute as Raglan and Morais both ran towards the visitors’ goal.

Raglan had his head bandaged and a change of shirt while Morais eventually rose to his feet.

Cheltenham went close to taking the lead eight minutes after the break but Sean Long’s cutback from the byline just evaded the lunge of George Lloyd with the goal at his mercy.

Palmer 66th-minute low shot was comfortably saved at his near post by Flinders as he was finally tested.

At the other end Ryan Broom nearly made the most of some suspect defending by Reds as Dallison’s attempt to cushion a chest pass to Morris almost saw George Lloyd poach a goal from close range.

Crawley fans in the main stand were off their feet in the 70th minute as Lubala curled a 25 yard free-kick over the wall and beyond Flinders but the ball also flew over the bar.

Flinders punched away a curling strike from Lubala in the 87th minute and then gathered Josh Doherty’s follow up as the defender tried to side-foot home with the keeper grounded.