The Reds take a midweek trip to Plymouth on Tuesday evening as John Yems side look to continue their good form having come from behind to beat Grimsby Town last Saturday.
We last met Argyle in September 2019 at The People’s Pension Stadium and an early goal from Grego-Cox looked put the Reds on track for victory early in the first half.
Plymouth fought back and scored two in five minutes to turn the tie around but Ollie Palmer was on hand to rescue a point for the Reds late on.
Town will come into this fixture with bags of confidence having produced a heroic performance last weekend against Ian Holloway’s Grimsby Town. Ollie Palmer put the Reds ahead after sixteen minutes but it only took the visitors six minutes to conjure up an equaliser thanks to Elliot Whitehouse. Things got worse for Crawley as ten minutes later James Hanson added Grimsby’s second to complete the comeback in the first half. Reds had it all to do coming into the second half. An inspired second half performance saw Palmer grab his brace on the 70th minute before laying off for Nadesan in the 77th allowing him to lash home into the top corner sparking great scenes in the stands and all around the stadium.
Plymouth have found great form and haven’t dropped points since New Year’s Day. Their last fixture saw them defeat a struggling Stevenage side on the road. Stevenage held off the promotion hopefuls for the first half but almost immediately after the restart Plymouth broke through. Byron Moore netted first for Argyle before Ryan Hardie added another in the 85th. Charlie Carter scored in the 89th for Stevenage but they couldn’t mount a late comeback and Plymouth held on for their fourth win in four.
Reece Grego-Cox returned to the Reds side in the second half against Grimsby, whilst Joe McNerney & Lewis Young remain long term doubts for the Reds.
Argyle did the double over Reds during the 2016-17 season and drew with the Reds in our previous meet this season at The People’s Pension Stadium.
Argyle won 2-0 at Home Park on New Year’s Eve 2016 then came from behind in April 2017 to win 2-1 after Dean Cox had put Crawley in front. Graham Carey levelled from the penalty spot before Ryan Taylor scored a stoppage-time winner.
Reds last victory over Argyle was a 2-0 triumph in October 2011 with both goals from Matt Tubbs, which was also in League 2 and was our first meeting against the Pilgrims.
We drew the return fixture in January 2012 1-1 thanks to a goal from Pablo Mills and also shared the spoils in a 1-1 home draw in February 2016 when Shamir Fenelon scored our late equaliser.
Earlier that season we had lost 2-1 at Home Park under Mark Yates in October 2015.
Roarie Deacon looked to have secured a point when he equalised in the 85th minute but ex-Reds loanee Hiran Boateng won it for the hosts four minutes from time.
Referee: Alan Young
Assistants: Mark Derrien and Richard Morris
Fourth Official : Sam Allison
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