League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2CrawleyCrawley Town1
Hiram Boateng
Hiram Boateng netted his first Plymouth goal since joining on loan in the summer

Hiram Boateng pounced to score a late winner as Plymouth Argyle beat Crawley to go to the top of League Two.

Reuben Reid put Plymouth into a first-half lead after latching on to Graham Carey's through ball.

Crawley thought they had earned a point after substitute Roarie Deacon bundled in four minutes from time.

Midfielder Boateng, on loan from Crystal Palace, swooped on a rebound after Freddie Woodman failed to hold Carey's thundering 25-yard free-kick.

Plymouth moved two points clear at the top of the table as previous leaders Wycombe were beaten at home by Northampton.

Crawley boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"I think it would have been a classic away performance had we got the point that I thought we deserved, which I think our second half deserved.

"Plymouth are a good side because they are settled and they were better than us in the first half but in the second we showed greater conviction.

"There are signs that I am liking and there still things we need improving and we will be doing everything to put that right.

"We've got one or two bumps from today and we will have to pick ourselves up. We have to get in the habit of doing things right."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MellorBooked at 20mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3SawyerBooked at 13mins
  • 4McHughBooked at 45mins
  • 20Boateng
  • 14JervisSubstituted forSimpsonat 72'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forBruntat 84'minutes
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 27Tanner
  • 30Harvey

Crawley

  • 1Woodman
  • 23DonnellyBooked at 73mins
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 24HancoxBooked at 74mins
  • 14YoungBooked at 54minsSubstituted forDeaconat 60'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 22JenkinsSubstituted forWaltonat 69'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 39MurphySubstituted forFenelonat 81'minutes
  • 18Harrold

Substitutes

  • 4Walton
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 15Fenelon
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Deacon
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
7,173

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  4. Post update

    Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 1. Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  7. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Crawley Town 1. Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Gregg Wylde.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Shamir Fenelon.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Rhys Murphy.

  17. Post update

    Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

  19. Booking

    Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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