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Crawley Town 2-0 Yeovil Town

Crawley claimed revenge for their 5-0 thrashing at Yeovil a month ago with a comfortable home victory over the Glovers.

First-half goals from defender Josh Yorwerth and striker James Collins, from the penalty spot, gave the hosts their first points of the festive season and left Yeovil without a win in five League Two games.

Crawley top-scorer Collins should have hit the target in the fourth minute when he blazed over from a good position after meeting a pass by Dutch midfielder Enzio Boldewijn.

The hosts had a penalty appeal waved away when, following a throw from Boldewijn, Billy Clifford went over in a challenge by goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.

Krysiak saved a low shot from Collins and Crawley keeper Glenn Morris denied Otis Khan before Yorwerth gave Crawley the lead after 29 minutes.

Former Ipswich player Yorwerth rose unchallenged at the far post to head home a corner by debutant Dean Cox.

Crawley doubled their lead with their first home penalty of the season seven minutes before the break, with Collins confidently blasting his 11th league goal of the campaign after Boldewijn was shoved over by Khan.

Yeovil came close shortly after the interval when Morris pulled off two good saves to deny substitute Francois Zoko and Tom Eaves.

Glovers boss Darren Way used all three substitutes in a bid to get back in the game but Crawley closed out the match soundly to claim their first home clean sheet since October 22.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 6Connolly
  • 22McNerney
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 83mins
  • 2YoungBooked at 68mins
  • 8Smith
  • 18CliffordSubstituted forSanchez Wattat 80'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 4PayneBooked at 72mins
  • 28CoxSubstituted forRobertsat 61'minutes
  • 7BoldewijnSubstituted forBawlingat 89'minutes
  • 19Collins

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 17Bawling
  • 24Djaló
  • 33Sanchez Watt
  • 44Henderson

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 5MugabiBooked at 40mins
  • 3Smith
  • 6Lacey
  • 11Dickson
  • 8LawlessBooked at 90mins
  • 28WhitfieldSubstituted forCampbellat 74'minutes
  • 9EavesBooked at 73mins
  • 7Dawson
  • 10KhanSubstituted forButcherat 45'minutes
  • 18StorerSubstituted forZokoat 45'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 12Maddison
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Ezewelle
  • 16Butcher
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Campbell
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,304

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt blocked. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Alex Lawless (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Yeovil Town).

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Enzio Boldewijn.

Attempt saved. Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Attempt saved. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Sanchez Watt replaces Billy Clifford.

Attempt missed. Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Ben Whitfield.

Booking

Tom Eaves (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Josh Payne (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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