League Two
CrawleyCrawley Town1YorkYork City0

Crawley Town 1-0 York City

Simon Walton
Simon Walton's goal was his third of the season for Crawley

Crawley made it four wins out of five as Simon Walton's late penalty condemned managerless York to defeat.

Midfielder Walton found the bottom corner after Sonny Bradley had been bundled over in the box by Eddie Nolan.

Crawley's Rhys Murphy headed just over early on, while Vadaine Oliver forced goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan to save with his feet at the other end.

Shamir Fenelon brought the best out of York's Scott Flinders with a volley, but Walton's spot-kick sealed the win.

The visitors, who parted company with Russ Wilcox in midweek, have now failed to win for 10 league matches.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates told BBC Surrey:

"I think it's just rewards for persevering and I thought we were the more likely side to win the game.

"We said before the game about the upheaval they have had with a new manager and they put in a good performance for the ones that have taken over.

"After the first 10 minutes, I felt we were always on the front foot, or trying to be, I'm just glad we got the goal.

"We've had a good month, we've shown a lot of signs of improvement and even when we don't play at our best, we can still grind things out."

York City caretaker manager Richard Cresswell told BBC Radio York:

"The outcome is not what we looked for, but the performance was absolutely fantastic.

"The lads did exactly what we said. We tried to cause them problems in the wide areas and we did that.

"It went down to what I'd say was a dubious decision from the referee which is hard to take.

"The lads put all the effort in and I think we deserved something out of this game today."

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flahavan
  • 14Young
  • 25Yorwerth
  • 6Bradley
  • 24Hancox
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Smith
  • 4Walton
  • 15FenelonSubstituted forDeaconat 87'minutes
  • 18HarroldSubstituted forBarnardat 90+3'minutes
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Scales
  • 9Barnard
  • 10Rooney
  • 12Preston
  • 16Ashton
  • 20Deacon
  • 22Jenkins

York

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 2McCoy
  • 4BerrettBooked at 70mins
  • 7CoulsonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 12Morris
  • 6NolanBooked at 36mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 20Collins
  • 29SinclairSubstituted forTurnerat 77'minutes
  • 9OliverBooked at 37mins

Substitutes

  • 13Straker
  • 16Winfield
  • 18Platt
  • 23Turner
  • 24Ingham
  • 26Godfrey
  • 27Tutonda
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
1,950

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamYork
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, York City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, York City 0.

  3. Booking

    Michael Coulson (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (York City).

  8. Post update

    Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Marvin McCoy (York City).

  10. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Shamir Fenelon.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, York City 0. Simon Walton (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Eddie Nolan (York City) after a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty Crawley Town. Sonny Bradley draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, York City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Rhys Turner replaces Emile Sinclair.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  20. Post update

    Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.