FA Cup - First Round
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Yeovil Town 1-0 Crawley Town

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FA Cup: Yeovil 1-0 Crawley highlights

Yeovil booked their place in the FA Cup second round draw as an early goal from on-loan Manchester City striker Jordy Hiwula saw off Crawley at Huish Park.

They went close inside two minutes when Sam Foley cut in from the left to curl a right-footed shot onto the post.

But, just five minutes later, Hiwula shrugged off a hesitant Joe Walsh to roll home his first senior goal.

Izale McLeod's second-half header over the bar was as close as Crawley came to levelling the all-League One clash.

He beat keeper Jed Steer to the ball only to see his effort sail just too high on the hour mark as Yeovil, currently 23rd in the league and eight places below Crawley, held on.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Johnson on Yeovil v Crawley

"I said before the game that I felt a bit more confident that there was light at the end of the tunnel.

"It was quite brave to say that, but that was how I felt. The lads put that together today, they looked like a team that could pass it and I'm really pleased that Jordy Hiwula got his goal.

"I'm pleased for him because he's been unlucky, but we have kept persevering and now he's a match winner for us.

"Although 1-0 can't be comfortable, it was as comfortable as a 1-0 result could be."

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

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Gregory on Yeovil v Crawley

"We paid the price for a howler and it doesn't seem to happen to us very often that the opposition do that for us.

"It was a huge mistake and it ended up being the only goal in the game. There were too many indifferent performances, too many individuals coasting through the game.

"A lack of passion, a lack of people putting their necks on the line. We carried too many passengers and it's not good enough.

"We just went out of it with a whimper today and that's the difficult thing for me to accept.

"You can ask the players inside if they had the chance to start again would they make a better job of it but you don't get that second chance."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 30Steer
  • 18Clarke
  • 20Nugent
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 19Davis
  • 7Dawson
  • 4Edwards
  • 11Foley
  • 8Berrett
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forGillettat 81'minutes
  • 25Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 2Moloney
  • 9Hayter
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 17Grant
  • 23Gillett

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5LeacockBooked at 89mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 11Simpson
  • 8Smith
  • 16Keane
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forYoungat 61'minutes
  • 9McLeod
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forTomlinat 62'minutesBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 4Henderson
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
2,355

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Crawley Town 0.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town).

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Booking

Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Simon Gillett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Simon Gillett replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Hand ball by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Matt Harrold.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Gwion Edwards.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keith Keane (Crawley Town).

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