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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:

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Johnson on Yeovil v Crewe

"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:

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Davis explains Crewe team changes

"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

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

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

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

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Thierry Audel.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

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

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

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

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

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

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Vadaine Oliver.

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

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

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

Foul by Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Smith with a cross.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Nathan Ralph replaces Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi replaces Jakub Sokolik.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Sam Foley.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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