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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:

"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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Keith Keane.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Aaron Martin.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Elliott (Crawley Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
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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