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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.

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Mark Yates: Crawley Town boss on victory over York

"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:

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Cresswell on Crawley v 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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, York City 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lee Barnard replaces Matt Harrold.

Foul by James Berrett (York City).

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

Foul by Marvin McCoy (York City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Shamir Fenelon.

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.

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

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

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

Corner, York City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Rhys Turner replaces Emile Sinclair.

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

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

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Booking

James Berrett (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Berrett (York City).

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (York City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Foul by Shamir Fenelon (Crawley Town).

Eddie Nolan (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

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

Hand ball by Matt Harrold (Crawley Town).

Foul by Bryn Morris (York City).

Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth16112325111435
2Oxford Utd1686227151230
3Portsmouth167722314928
4Accrington168442417728
5Northampton168442621528
6Mansfield167542213926
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Carlisle167542928126
9Wycombe157442013725
10Wimbledon167452423125
11Morecambe167273129223
12Bristol Rovers157261918123
13Exeter166462123-222
14Notts County166462123-222
15Crawley166371924-521
16Barnet166282326-320
17Cambridge165562124-320
18Luton155462521419
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage163581930-1114
21Newport163491526-1113
22York162681826-812
23Dag & Red151681729-129
24Yeovil1623111729-129
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