League One
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Yeovil Town 2-1 Crawley Town

Yeovil came from behind to beat Crawley in League One in their first game since the dismissal of Gary Johnson.

Johnson was sacked on Wednesday and replaced by his assistant and former full-time boss Terry Skiverton.

Izale McLeod headed home from Jimmy Smith's pinpoint cross to put the visitors ahead in the first half.

But Gozie Ugwu nodded in Sam Foley's free-kick to level and Yeovil's winner arrived when Ajay Leitch-Smith pounced after Crawley failed to clear.

The three points means Yeovil move off the bottom of League One, leapfrogging Crawley into 22nd place, while Leyton Orient slip to 24th.

Yeovil acting manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:

"I asked for the supporters to get behind us and they definitely did that.

"There wasn't any negativity around the ground and the players felt that from the warm-up.

"It gave them the confidence to really go out there and move the ball around.

"We've got a points total we're trying to get to. It's no good us winning now and then not winning for the next five or six."

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"We gave too many fouls away today and 14 in the second half and you cannot do that to a team this big. First we were in control and I thought they hardly had any chances and we scored a great goal.

"It's a kick in the teeth today because we had a chance to put five points between us. Against teams at the top we have to make sure we don't get beat. Even if we don't win we've got to make sure we don't lose that game.

"We can now try to win the home games - but there is no point getting ourselves too far down today because we've got to come in tomorrow and get ready for the Doncaster game on Tuesday."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 12Krysiak
  • 13Moore
  • 20Nugent
  • 26Arthurworrey
  • 3Smith
  • 4Edwards
  • 10Leitch-SmithBooked at 90mins
  • 11Foley
  • 32Shephard
  • 9Hayter
  • 25Ugwu

Substitutes

  • 5Bell
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 18Loza
  • 22Stewart
  • 28Smith
  • 31Morgan

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 12Walsh
  • 25Ward
  • 3DicksonBooked at 90mins
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forMorganat 79'minutes
  • 8SmithSubstituted forFowlerat 63'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 33Elliott
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forBawlingat 55'minutes
  • 26Wordsworth
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Young
  • 16Fowler
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 27Dutton
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
3,807

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Booking

    Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Bobson Bawling.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Booking

    Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lee Fowler (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Liam Shephard (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Mathias Pogba.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

  16. Post update

    Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Yeovil Town 2, Crawley Town 1. A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.