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Crawley Town 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Ryan Taylor scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as promotion-chasing Plymouth came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory at 10-man Crawley.

Taylor gave Argyle their 13th away win with a close-range shot after a Graham Carey penalty had earlier cancelled out a Dean Cox opener for the hosts.

Crawley, with six defeats in their previous eight home games, shook their high-flying opponents in the 28th minute when former Brighton and Leyton Orient winger Cox scored his first goal for the club.

Cox forced the ball past goalkeeper Luke McCormick from close range after a good move which involved Billy Clifford, Enzio Boldewijn and Lewis Young.

Boldewijn had gone close early on by heading over an Andre Blackman cross at the far post.

Cox tried his luck shortly before the interval when his goal-bound shot from a pass by James Collins was saved by McCormick.

Top scorer Carey put an angled shot over but Plymouth struggled for fluency in a disappointing first half.

Crawley marksman Collins was off target shortly after the break when he headed a Cox cross over.

Plymouth drew level on 63 minutes when Mark Connolly fouled Antoni Sarcevic on the edge of the area and Carey slotted his 14th goal of the season to the right of Glenn Morris.

Argyle substitute Paul-Arnold Garita should have done better when he fired over when well placed after a pass from Craig Tanner.

Crawley were reduced to 10 men 11 minutes before full-time when Collins was shown a second yellow card in a challenge with Yann Songo'o.

And Taylor made Collins pay when he fired in deep into stoppage time to leave Plymouth 12 points clear of fourth place with only five games left.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerneyBooked at 67mins
  • 14Blackman
  • 8Smith
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forHarroldat 80'minutes
  • 24DjalóSubstituted forPayneat 84'minutes
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 19CollinsBooked at 79mins
  • 28CoxSubstituted forMurphyat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 9Harrold
  • 13Mersin
  • 16Garnett
  • 17Bawling
  • 25Lelan
  • 39Murphy

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerSubstituted forTannerat 45'minutesSubstituted forJervisat 86'minutes
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24Fox
  • 10CareyBooked at 79mins
  • 19Taylor
  • 16KennedySubstituted forGaritaat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
3,432

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Craig Tanner because of an injury.

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

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Rhys Murphy replaces Dean Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Payne replaces Kaby.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dean Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Billy Clifford.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to James Collins (Crawley Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kaby (Crawley Town).

Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Antoni Sarcevic draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

James Collins (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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