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Yeovil Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Yeovil came from behind to beat Crawley in League One in their first game since the dismissal of Gary Johnson.

Johnson was sacked on Wednesday and replaced by his assistant and former full-time boss Terry Skiverton.

Izale McLeod headed home from Jimmy Smith's pinpoint cross to put the visitors ahead in the first half.

But Gozie Ugwu nodded in Sam Foley's free-kick to level and Yeovil's winner arrived when Ajay Leitch-Smith pounced after Crawley failed to clear.

The three points means Yeovil move off the bottom of League One, leapfrogging Crawley into 22nd place, while Leyton Orient slip to 24th.

Yeovil acting manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:

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Skiverton on Yeovil v Crawley

"I asked for the supporters to get behind us and they definitely did that.

"There wasn't any negativity around the ground and the players felt that from the warm-up.

"It gave them the confidence to really go out there and move the ball around.

"We've got a points total we're trying to get to. It's no good us winning now and then not winning for the next five or six."

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Saunders on Yeovil v Crawley

"We gave too many fouls away today and 14 in the second half and you cannot do that to a team this big. First we were in control and I thought they hardly had any chances and we scored a great goal.

"It's a kick in the teeth today because we had a chance to put five points between us. Against teams at the top we have to make sure we don't get beat. Even if we don't win we've got to make sure we don't lose that game.

"We can now try to win the home games - but there is no point getting ourselves too far down today because we've got to come in tomorrow and get ready for the Doncaster game on Tuesday."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Krysiak
  • 13Moore
  • 20Nugent
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 3Smith
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Leitch-SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 11Foley
  • 32Shephard
  • 9Hayter
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 5Bell
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 18Loza
  • 22Stewart
  • 28Smith
  • 31Morgan

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Walsh
  • 25Ward
  • 3DicksonBooked at 90mins
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forMorganat 79'minutes
  • 8SmithSubstituted forFowlerat 63'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 33Elliott
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forBawlingat 55'minutes
  • 26Wordsworth
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Young
  • 16Fowler
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,807

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Booking

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Bobson Bawling.

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

Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Fowler (Crawley Town).

Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Mathias Pogba.

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Crawley Town 1. Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Foley following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town).

Darren Ward (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lewis Price.

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Fowler replaces Jimmy Smith.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

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

Attempt missed. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City27177350222858
2Swindon28176554272757
3MK Dons28168459253456
4Preston28148642281450
5Chesterfield2811984236642
6Oldham28101083939040
7Sheff Utd2611693230239
8Rochdale261151047351238
9Bradford2710893532338
10Peterborough28115123535038
11Fleetwood29108112829-138
12Walsall2891092929037
13Doncaster279992833-536
14Port Vale29106133642-636
15Barnsley28105133741-435
16Notts County2898113035-535
17Gillingham2998123844-635
18Scunthorpe2696113742-533
19Crewe2895142851-2332
20Coventry29710122940-1131
21Colchester2877143446-1228
22Yeovil2977152341-1828
23Crawley2969142749-2227
24Leyton Orient2768133543-826
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