But how did Jack Butler rate the Reds' players' performances? Here are his ratings. Do you agree?
Decent save in the second half, but had little to do in a game Crawley thoroughly dominated. Started a few good counter-attacks, but as always a clean-sheet means he did his job.
Early in the game looked to be exposed as part of the back three. He was often outnumbered, but stuck to his task and organised those in front of him well. Tsaroulla certainly benefited from having such an experienced head behind him.
Went close from a corner but header didnt work the Exeter keeper too hard. Comfortable with the Exeter threat in the first half, which fizzled out after Tom Parkes red card. Look good at the heart of the back three.
Booked for a tough challenge, but otherwise did his job in defence. Won the aerial battles in the first half, and ensured Crawley protected their lead in the second. I can only describe this guy as solid.
By far the best player on the pitch. In the first half, a volley from 20 yards narrowly missed the target. In the second, he was on fire. Sure, a bit one-footed but when you left is as good as his, does it matter?
Few quick free kicks which gave Crawley their best chances. Header from 10 yards was straight at the keeper after a wicked delivery from Maguire-Drew. Best moment was a lovely turn that started the move for the second goal. Good day out.
Covered a lot of ground as a midfield two. Always looking forward and went close in the second half after a free kick wasnt cleared by Exeter. Good in the middle as usual.
On his first start since the FA Cup Fourth Round defeat to Bournemouth, Tsaroulla provided a much needed attacking option down the left. Love the way he looks forward all the time and dribbles at such pace. Lovely turn past Jake Caprice to win the penalty.
Constantly won the foot race against the Exeter back four, and was a really handful throughout. Deserved his goal, after he timed his run and slotted into the net from 2 yards. Clinical.
Given a free role hanging off the front two in the first half and he was pushed forward in the second. Lovely turn that assisted the second after he converted from 12 yards, after missing his previous two. Got to respect that.
On his first start, the 21-year-old was unable to convert after he found space in box. 10 yards out, just the keeper to beat, it was tame at best. The striker, who signed from Hastings United in January, was subbed at half-time.
Subbed 70th minute and joined a back-three that had little to do. Not the hardest half an hour hell have in defence, but did what he to well.
Last 20 minutes at wing-back, but not much game down his side, as Crawley attacked down the right. Shows the strength Crawley now have when they can bring players like him off the bench.
On at half-time and played in the behind the front two. Went close, but just popped up everywhere. Decent effort that was well saved by the Exeter keeper. Created in abundance and certainly thrived playing off the front two. Really good on the ball.