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Yeovil Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Yeovil are still searching for their first home win of the season after League One's bottom side Crewe Alexandra earned a point at Huish Park.

Joe Edwards tested Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt from distance on the half hour.

The visitors then opened the scoring on 62 minutes, Yeovil's debutant keeper Jake Kean parrying a Vadaine Oliver shot into the path of Billy Waters.

But substitute Kieffer Moore rescued a draw for Yeovil with a header from Nathan Smith's left-wing cross.

After losing their first five matches, Crewe have now picked up four points from their last two, to climb within two points of Port Vale, in 23rd.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

"Once again we've got a disappointing draw at home. We didn't do enough for the first hour.

"We probably had more chances than them but the keeper made a couple of good saves.

"It took us to go 1-0 down, from a mistake from someone who doesn't usually make mistakes, for us to look lively.

"We couldn't get that winner. We hit the post and few chances went abegging."

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Hopefully these last two results will be the start of something. It will give the players more confidence after a difficult start.

"Wave been handed a difficult start to the season, playing sides that have been promoted or relegated from the Championship. It's not been easy.

"It was always going to be a tough trip here after the derby game and we did not know how much that had taken out of them.

"We just needed a bit of luck to go our way. The ball bounced in our favour a bit against the Vale and hopefully that will prove to be a turning point."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 24Kean
  • 3Smith
  • 6SokolikSubstituted forOfori-Twumasiat 66'minutes
  • 20NugentBooked at 33mins
  • 5Martin
  • 4Edwards
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forRalphat 66'minutes
  • 11FoleySubstituted forMooreat 65'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 18Price
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 17Grant

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 13Moore
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 16Ralph

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 15Audel
  • 3Guthrie
  • 5Ray
  • 2Tootle
  • 18Nolan
  • 17Waters
  • 7Turton
  • 42Grant
  • 25Haber
  • 9OliverSubstituted forAtkinsonat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 20Jones
  • 24Leigh
  • 28Ness
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
3,509

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Ralph (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

  8. Post update

    A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  10. Booking

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

  12. Post update

    Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

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