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Crawley Town 2-0 Yeovil Town

Marvin Elliott
Marvin Elliott's quickfire double on his home debut secured Crawley's win over Yeovil

Marvin Elliott's quickfire double on his home debut secured Crawley victory over Yeovil.

Yeovil should have led, but Joel Grant could only fire against the post with Jamie Ashdown beaten.

Crawley improved, and Elliott gave them the lead when he headed in Gwion Edwards' cross at the far post.

Elliott, who had a trial with Yeovil in the summer, struck again when he converted Jimmy Smith's cross at close range.

Crawley Town assistant manager Paul Groves told BBC Surrey:

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Groves on Crawley v Yeovil

"I think any three points is always welcome and today was a tough game, especially in the first half when we had to weather a bit of a storm.

"Once we spoke to the lads and they took that on board some instruction, they carried it out.

"What the team has shown today is that when you are able to field an experienced group of players like that, you have that little bit of know how at the right times in games."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson told BBC Somerset:

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Johnson on Crawley v Yeovil

"It's really disappointing because we felt that we had the legs and the game to get at them.

"We have seen the best and the worst in the last seven days of our group. That is what it was today, one of our worst performances.

"We created a lot of chances, but we were powder puff all over in both penalty areas. That is shocking, that's poor and we have got to have a good look at why we are powder puff on occasions and Trojans on another, like we were last week."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 25Ashdown
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 26Sadler
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 7Edwards
  • 33Elliott
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forWrightat 70'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 16Keane
  • 9McLeodSubstituted forHarroldat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 6Bradley
  • 10Wright
  • 14Young
  • 15Banya
  • 18Harrold
  • 20Bawling

Yeovil

  • 24Kean
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 6Sokolik
  • 5Martin
  • 3SmithBooked at 23mins
  • 18Price
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forBerrettat 80'minutes
  • 17Grant
  • 16Ralph
  • 13MooreSubstituted forDawsonat 25'minutesSubstituted forHayterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weale
  • 7Dawson
  • 8Berrett
  • 9Hayter
  • 11Foley
  • 19Davis
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
2,351

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

Attempt saved. James Berrett (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).

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

Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Berrett replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Matt Harrold replaces Izale McLeod.

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Martin (Yeovil Town).

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

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Wright replaces Josh Simpson.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Keith Keane.

Attempt blocked. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

Attempt missed. Jack Price (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Yeovil Town 0. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jimmy Smith.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Yeovil Town 0. Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gwion Edwards.

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

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

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3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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