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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Crawley Town

Glovers return to Huish Park

12 April 2019

PPAUK

In the latest self-dubbed 'cup final', the Glovers host Crawley Town on Saturday looking to immediately lift themselves out of the Sky Bet league Two relegation zone.

Macclesfield's 3-2 win over Exeter City in midweek saw the green and whites fall into the drop zone for the first time in 2018/19, adding to the importance of this weekend's clash with Crawley. 

With the remaining fixtures this season described as 'cup finals' by Interim Manager Neale Marmon and his players, Town will be looking to build on their encouraging 1-1 draw at Swindon last time out. 

Adel Gafaiti's last-minute header rescued a point for the Somerset outfit and halted a run of five straight defeats. 

Now aiming for maximum points against the Reds, Marmon's side will then hope results elsewhere see them make a swift exit from the relegation zone. 

If the Glovers are to do so they'll be without Rhys Browne (hamstring) and Omar Sowunmi (ankle), with Sessi D'Almeida likely to shake off a groin injury sustained a week ago to feature in some part. 

Elsewhere, Alex Pattison has been back in training to potentially end his three-match absence with a return to the matchday squad. 

Whoever makes the starting eleven will be up against a Crawley side who've suffered four straight defeats. 

Gabriele Cioffi's side have slipped towards the bottom of the table and have collected just six points from their last 10 outings. 

Head-to-head
Despite their disappointing form, the Reds will head south looking for a fifth straight win over the green and whites.

Looking to level the scores to six wins each from 13 encounters, the Glovers will meanwhile look to get back to the form displayed in their last win over the West Sussex outfit. 

Hosting Crawley in December 2016, goals from Otis Khan (x2), Tom Eaves, Ryan Hedges and Francois Zoko secured an emphatic 5-0 win in League Two. 

Officials
Ben Toner will be the man in the middle on Saturday.

It'll be his second match of the campaign involving the Glovers after overseeing the 3-0 defeat to Forest Green Rovers in February.

He'll be assisted by Christopher Kidd and Simon Shaw with Sam Allison acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Matt Worthington and Interim Manager Neale Marmon can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

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On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre

If you’re unable to attend the game, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after.

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REPORT | Yeovil Town 0-1 Crawley Town

Glovers slump to defeat at Huish Park

13 April 2019

PPAUK

In a crunch match at the bottom of Sky Bet League Two, the Glovers suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Crawley Town.

Perhaps a reflection of the importance of the meeting for both sides, the opening 45 minutes provided little in front of goal. 

Ryan Seager forced the only meaningful save of the half with his shot from close range as the deadlock was rarely threatened. 

Teeing up a second half with it all to play for Adel Gafaiti headed just wide on 46 minutes before the visitors opened the scoring as the final quarter-of-an-hour approached. 

Filipe Morais was perfectly placed at the back post to sweep home a neat volley which proved to be the difference, as Town's survival hopes were dented.

Buoyed by last weekend's dramatic draw at Swindon, Neale Marmon made two changes to the side as he switched to 4-4-2. 

The last-minute hero in Wiltshire, Gafaiti took the place of the injured Omar Sowunmi in the heart of defence whilst Seager was given his first start since rejoining the club in January. 

Amongst an attacking looking bench, Alex Pattison returned after a three-game absence with a niggling back problem to provide a positive before a ball had been kicked. 

Once underway, and with the Middlesbrough loanee awaiting his chance on the sidelines, a match of vital importance for both sides began in uneventful manner. 

Perhaps keen to avoid conceding early on, chances remained at a premium as the opening quarter-of-an-hour passed with neither 'keeper called into action. 

Tristan Abrahams' wayward strike from distance and Reece Grego-Cox's header into the side netting at the other end provided the only early entertainment before a bright spell from the hosts. 

Ticking past the 20-minute mark, Bevis Mugabi produced the game's first shot on target with a curling shot into the arms of Glenn Morris, swiftly followed by a smart save from the Reds stopper. 

Abrahams' cross found Seager in the middle who quickly fired goalwards at the near post, but Morris was quick off his line to narrow down the angle and parry away the strike.

After a quick flurry of action, the cagey nature of the meeting in Somerset re-emerged to see the visitors enjoy more of the ball with little penetration. 

Unable to test Nathan Baxter in the home goal the green and whites drew Morris into action again with the last act of the half as Tom James' 25-yard free-kick had to be gathered at the second attempt.

Needing more urgency in attack, the Glovers almost took the lead within 60 seconds of the restart. 

Winning a corner, Abrahams' delivery was perfect for Gafaiti who rose highest in the middle but his glanced header fell inches wide to deny the Algerian a second goal in as many games. 

A more open affair than the first-half, Crawley's top scorer Ollie Palmer had the chance to test Baxter five minutes later but could only blaze over the bar from the edge of the box as quality in the final third remained lacking.

In the search for more of a cutting edge, top scorer Alex Fisher replaced Duffus just before the hour-mark but it was the visitors' substitute Ashley Nathaniel-George who threatened goal as his low drive forced Baxter into his first save of the game with 25 minutes remaining. 

A rare shot on goal for the Reds, Gabriele Cioffi's side grew confidence from the effort and stunned Huish Park with the opener on 72 minutes. 

Palmer's ball to the back post perfectly picked out Morais who had last Daniel Ojo, with the winger coolly side-footing into the far corner. 

Leaving little time to find a way back into the match, Town were left requiring late drama for a second successive match and it almost came on 85 minutes. 

Pattison's ball into the middle found the head of Seager, but from point-blank range, Morris was able to keep out the effort and dive on the ball with the striker fishing for a rebound. 

Throwing everything at the visitors, the sense it wasn't Yeovil's day was confirmed when Morris kept out both Alex Fisher and Sessi D'Almeida in the dying embers of the match to condemn the green and whites to defeat.

Yeovil Town: Baxter; Mugabi, Warren (Pattison 68'), Gafaiti, Ojo; Abrahams, Worthington, James, Dobre (D'Almeida 83'); Duffus (Fisher 57'), Seager.
Bookings: Warren 39', D'Almeida 90'
Subs not used: Nelson, Sowunmi, John, Rogers.

Crawley: Morris; Young, McNerney, Dallison, Maguire; Bulman; Grego-Cox (Nathaniel-George 54'), Camara (Willock 68'), Morais (Gambin 86'); Francomb; Palmer.
Bookings: Morais 60', Nathaniel-George 63', Young 78'
Subs not used: Mersin, N'Gala, Sesay. 

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TICKETS | Back the boys for Crawley clash

Pack the Park this Saturday

8 April 2019

PPAUK

Town's latest League Two clash in the battle to beat the drop sees Crawley visit Huish Park on Saturday (3pm).

The Glovers brought an end to a run of five straight defeats on Saturday when Adel Gafaiti's dramatic last-minute header secured a point at the County Ground. 

Having pegged back the play-off hopefuls in Wiltshire, the green and whites return home looking to drag the Reds into the relegation battle. 

Backed by a crowd of almost 4,000 last time out at home, supporters can make a saving when buying tickets in advance for this weekend's encounter. 

PRICES

Adult: £17-£25
Senior/Disabled: £15-£22
Young Person: £10-12
Junior: £3

HOW TO BUY

In person: Huish Park ticket office
Phone: 01935 847888
Online: Click here

Be part of it at Huish Park and back the boys as they look to get back to winning ways. 

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