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Crawley Town 2-2 Plymouth Argyle

A late penalty by substitute Ollie Palmer gave Crawley Town a hard-fought point from an entertaining home draw against Plymouth Argyle.

Reece Grego-Cox gave the Reds an early lead, but two goals in the space of six minutes in the second half by Joe Edwards raised Plymouth's victory hopes before striker Palmer had the final say.

Crawley, who have scored in every league game since 30 March, made the perfect start when midfielder Grego-Cox put them ahead with his first goal of the season.

Grego-Cox was on target at the far post by turning in a cross by top-scorer Bez Lubala.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris, fresh from signing a new contract, twice thwarted Plymouth by denying Byron Moore and debutant Will Aimson in quick succession.

The Pilgrims finished the half strongly and Danny Mayor ended a powerful run by firing wide before Panutche Camara put a low drive wide at the other end.

Plymouth began in lively fashion after the break and keeper Morris did well to block a goal-bound shot from Aimson.

Morris later smartly parried a fierce drive by Jose Baxter as Plymouth continued to threaten.

But the Crawley goalkeeper was beaten after 73 minutes when Callum McFadzean crossed to the far post where Edwards headed his first goal of the season.

The Pilgrims turned the game around six minutes later on the counter attack when Edwards rifled in from just inside the area.

But Crawley hit back through Palmer to make it 2-2 five minutes from time from the penalty spot after McFadzean had brought down Grego-Cox.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 18Sesay
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 3DohertyBooked at 77mins
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forFrancombat 46'minutes
  • 12FergusonSubstituted forPalmerat 59'minutes
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 80'minutes
  • 30Lubala
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 9Palmer
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 25Grant
  • 4Aimson
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14BaxterSubstituted forWoottonat 84'minutes
  • 8Edwards
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzean
  • 17MooreSubstituted forTelfordat 68'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forRuddenat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 5Wootton
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 32Cooper
  • 39Rudden
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
2,501

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away13
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

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

Offside, Crawley Town. Ollie Palmer tries a through ball, but Mason Bloomfield is caught offside.

Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle).

Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Aimson (Plymouth Argyle).

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Sesay with a cross.

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Rudden replaces Joel Grant.

Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Francomb (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ollie Palmer (Crawley Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Scott Wootton replaces Jose Baxter because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. George Francomb (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ollie Palmer with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Doherty with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces Panutche Camara.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Booking

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

Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Attempt blocked. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McFadzean.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamie Sendles-White.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum McFadzean with a cross.

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town).

Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Doherty (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford replaces Byron Moore because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter9630146821
2Crewe96031311218
3Cheltenham9522179817
4Swindon95221711617
5Forest Green952275217
6Newport944185316
7Crawley94321411315
8Cambridge9423139414
9Bradford9423118314
10Northampton9414108213
11Grimsby93331512312
12Plymouth93331411312
13Colchester933397212
14Macclesfield93331010012
15Port Vale9333912-312
16Salford92521112-111
17Carlisle93241115-411
18Mansfield92341013-39
19Leyton Orient92341116-59
20Walsall923449-59
21Oldham9144914-57
22Morecambe9135816-86
23Scunthorpe91261017-75
24Stevenage9036614-83
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