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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Crawley Town

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:

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Yates on Plymouth v Crawley

"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

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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.

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

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

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town).

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Goal!

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

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Gregg Wylde.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Shamir Fenelon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Shamir Fenelon replaces Rhys Murphy.

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

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town).

Booking

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Jake Jervis because of an injury.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Simon Walton replaces Ross Jenkins.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Roarie Deacon replaces Lewis Young.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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