Crawley 1-3 Harrogate: TV star Mark Wright endures shedding full debut

Crawley 1-3 Harrogate: TV star Mark Wright endures shedding full debut

Mark Wright
Mark Wright joined Crawley in December

Actuality tv star Mark Wright was substituted at half-time on his full debut for Crawley City, along with his supervisor describing the League Two facet’s first-half efficiency as “farcical”.

The 34-year-old, who shot to fame on ITV’s The Solely Means Is Essex, began at left-back however noticed his facet go 3-0 down by the break earlier than occurring to lose 3-1 to Harrogate.

“The primary half was nowhere close to acceptable at any skilled degree I assumed,” Crawley boss John Yems instructed BBC Radio Surrey.

“I used to be sitting there and I saved considering ‘have we began but?'”

Wright got here on as a last-minute substitute in Crawley’s 3-0 FA Cup third-round upset of Premier League facet Leeds United final month, however this was a primary begin for the presenter who had youth spells at West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham and performed at non-league degree.

“It wasn’t Mark’s fault, however right this moment it was farcical first half, completely farcical,” mentioned Yems.

“It is simple for me to say that gamers have gotten to face up and be counted, however they’ve now, if not there will be adjustments and there might be adjustments.

“We have misplaced our means. If that is the identical group that beat Leeds, perhaps we have gone a bit straightforward, perhaps we have began considering we’re gamers, however I can guarantee you that they are going to have a troublesome week.”

Guests Harrogate had Will Smith dismissed halfway by the second half, however targets from Aaron Martin, Josh March and Simon Energy had already put them on their solution to a second successive win.

Crawley suffered an early shock when March performed in Martin and he calmly fired his fifth purpose of the season below goalkeeper Glenn Morris within the thirteenth minute.

Morris was examined halfway by the half when he parried a goal-bound shot from the recalled Connor Corridor following George Thomson’s nook.

Harrogate doubled their lead on the half-hour mark when, following a robust run by Josh McPake, skipper George Francomb introduced down March who then calmly stepped as much as ship Morris the mistaken means from the penalty spot.

It acquired worse for Crawley earlier than the break with Simon Energy making it 3-0 in stoppage time with a deflected shot from simply inside the realm.

Yems made a triple substitution on the break, together with changing Wright with Tom Dallison who scored 9 minutes after approaching, drilling house after a goalmouth scramble.

Harrogate had been decreased to 10 males after 67 minutes when Smith acquired a straight pink card for bringing down the onrushing Tom Nichols.

However the North Yorkshire facet comfortably noticed the sport out to go away Crawley with no house league win for seven weeks.

Match particulars provided by PA Media.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 4Francomb
  • 24Craig
  • 5McNerney
  • 30WrightSubstituted forDallison-Lisbonat 45′minutes
  • 20MatthewsSubstituted forFrostat 76′minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 8PowellSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 45′minutes
  • 39HessenthalerSubstituted forDaviesat 76′minutes
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forMaguire-Drewat 45′minutes
  • 16NicholsBooked at 32mins


  • 6Dallison-Lisbon
  • 11Frost
  • 14Allarakhia
  • 15Davies
  • 26Galach
  • 34Maguire-Drew
  • 37Nelson


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Belshaw
  • 6Burrell
  • 5SmithBooked at 67mins
  • 20Corridor
  • 22Francis
  • 30EnergySubstituted forKerryat 72′minutes
  • 7Thomson
  • 4Falkingham
  • 28McPakeBooked at 42minsSubstituted forLawlorat 69′minutes
  • 24MarchSubstituted forMuldoonat 73′minutes
  • 10MartinSubstituted forAndrewsat 89′minutes


  • 12Lawlor
  • 14Kiernan
  • 17Kerry
  • 18Muldoon
  • 25Minter
  • 31Andrews

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