THOMAS VERHEYDT scored on his return to earn Crawley Town a point against relegation rivals Forest Green Rovers.

The Dutch target man was out for two months with a knee injury but found the net with ten minutes to go in the 1-1 draw at the Checkatrade Stadium this afternoon.

Reds puts an end to their four-game goalless streak in the league and ended the visitors' run of three consecutive wins.

Forest Green dominated the first half, hitting the woodwork twice with efforts from midfielder Keanu Marsh-Brown and top scorer Christian Doidge.

Reds came out a different side in the second half, and hit the bar themselves through substitute Josh Payne.

Forest Green pulled in front in the 67th minute against the run of play through a well-worked passing move. Marsh-Brown was one-on-one with Town keeper Glenn Morris who saved well, but it fell into the path of Doidge who tucked in his sixth goal of the season.

A Jordan Roberts corner was nodded down by centre-back Joe McNerney and finished by Verheydt from close range to pull level.

It was drama at the end as Roberts could have scored in the 90th minute if he showed more composure when through on goal, but a poor touch gave the keeper time to recover and save his tame effort.

Two minutes later Forest Green hit the post, and Morris showed strong hands in a goalmouth scramble.

Reds move up one place to 18th in League Two.