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Yeovil Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Tahvon Campbell
Tahvon Campbell scored his first professional goal with curling shot from 25 yards

Substitutes Ryan Bird and Tahvon Campbell scored to lift Yeovil Town out of League Two's bottom two with a 2-1 win against Crawley Town.

After a goalless first half, Bird picked up a loose ball just before the hour and shot beyond Callum Preston to put the Glovers ahead.

West Bromwich Albion loanee Campbell showed top-flight class when he curled in his first league goal from 25 yards.

Lee Barnard punished Yeovil's defensive hesitation for a late consolation.

Francois Zoko and Shaun Jeffers both missed chances, making the afternoon more nervy for the hosts, who consigned Crawley to a fifth consecutive away defeat.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

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Yates on Yeovil v Crawley

"Very disappointing. We changed our formation to be more solid and still have a threat, and it didn't work and we weren't as good with the ball as we would have wanted.

"We looked like we played extra-time like they did on Tuesday night and you have to give them credit.

"We shot ourselves in the foot with the goals we conceded.

"With Yeovil fighting for their lives we must look at them and do the same. We don't want to get dragged into it but you've got to know coming to places like this you've got to roll your sleeves up."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 3Smith
  • 6Sokolik
  • 11Dickson
  • 2Tozer
  • 4Dolan
  • 25WalshBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDawsonat 85'minutes
  • 10JeffersSubstituted forBirdat 57'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 39Zoko
  • 14ComptonSubstituted forCampbellat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Dawson
  • 8Laird
  • 9Bird
  • 12Weale
  • 16Campbell
  • 18Gillett
  • 19Allen

Crawley

  • 12Preston
  • 16Ashton
  • 25YorwerthBooked at 73mins
  • 6BradleyBooked at 90mins
  • 14YoungSubstituted forJenkinsat 78'minutes
  • 4Walton
  • 11Atkinson
  • 26Smith
  • 7Edwards
  • 20DeaconSubstituted forTomlinat 68'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Barnard
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22Jenkins
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
3,423

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by George Smith.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Jenkins (Crawley Town).

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

Booking

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

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

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Jenkins (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Liam Walsh.

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).

Booking

Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1. Lee Barnard (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Josh Yorwerth.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town).

Simon Walton (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ross Jenkins replaces Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 0. Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Lewis Young (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon Ashton (Crawley Town).

Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Roarie Deacon.

Foul by Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town).

Callum Preston (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by George Smith.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Ryan Bird (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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7Wimbledon2711974032842
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10Carlisle2510964340339
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12Cambridge28108104040038
13Exeter27107103740-337
14Morecambe26105114646035
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16Crawley28104143447-1334
17Notts County2696113846-833
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22Yeovil2748152641-1520
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