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Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil's relegation worries intensified as their defender Adel Gafaiti was sent off in the 2-0 defeat by Crewe.

The Glovers' winless run now stretches to eight games, while Gafaiti's straight red card, following an off-the-ball incident which left veteran defender Nicky Hunt sprawling, put paid to their second-half improvement.

Neale Marmon's side were in trouble early on at Gresty Road when Bevis Mugabi and Omar Sowunmi left the ball for each other on the edge of their box, allowing Callum Ainley to set up Charlie Kirk to finish into the far corner in the fourth minute.

Yeovil's threat in the first half was restricted to Alex Fisher's glancing header which flew a yard past the far post.

But they stepped it up after the break and Sessi D'Almeida tested debutant Will Jaaskelainen at the keeper's near post.

Kirk had a goal chalked off for offside before Jaaskelainen excelled, tipping over Tristan Abrahams' blast from 20 yards.

Crewe seized on Gafaiti's dismissal and midfielder Tom Lowery tapped in from close range for his first senior goal in the 65th minute.

Ryan Seager went close to reducing the arrears with a snapshot but Crewe could have had more, with substitute Oliver Finney side-footing wide and Kirk having a volley pushed away by Nathan Baxter and curling a late effort past the post.

Yeovil finished with nine men on the pitch after Seager hobbled off in stoppage time.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 27Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 29Hunt
  • 12Nolan
  • 25Sass-Davies
  • 15Wintle
  • 16Lowery
  • 8JonesSubstituted forFinneyat 68'minutes
  • 11AinleySubstituted forDaleat 68'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forBoweryat 75'minutes
  • 20Kirk

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 9Miller
  • 10Bowery
  • 17Green
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 24Reilly

Yeovil

  • 12Baxter
  • 5Mugabi
  • 6Sowunmi
  • 2GafaitiBooked at 58mins
  • 23James
  • 16AbrahamsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forZokoat 76'minutes
  • 17Pattison
  • 20D'AlmeidaSubstituted forWorthingtonat 64'minutes
  • 25Dobre
  • 9FisherSubstituted forDuffusat 64'minutes
  • 27Seager

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 8Worthington
  • 10Gray
  • 11Duffus
  • 13Zoko
  • 26Ojo
  • 30Santos
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,410

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Delay in match Ryan Seager (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Seager.

Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay in match Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Francois Zoko replaces Tristan Abrahams.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Porter.

Attempt missed. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Ryan Seager (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces James Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Yeovil Town 0. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Matt Worthington replaces Sessi D'Almeida.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Courtney Duffus replaces Alex Fisher.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Tristan Abrahams (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Seager (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Mihai-Alexandru Dobre (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Adel Gafaiti (Yeovil Town) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adel Gafaiti (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Billy Sass-Davies.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Seager (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Tristan Abrahams (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Will Jaaskelainen (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Pattison (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

goal

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