Ashton laments Reds’ silly mistakes and poor finishing

Burgess Hill v Crawley Town. Jon Ashton . Pic Steve Robards SR1516632 SUS-150716-171943001
Burgess Hill v Crawley Town. Jon Ashton . Pic Steve Robards SR1516632 SUS-150716-171943001

Crawley Town defender Jon Ashton lamented a combination of silly mistakes and poor finishing in their home defeat to Yeovil on Saturday.

The 32-year-old defender joined Reds over the summer having been released from Stevenage after six years at the club.

The former Premier League player was guilty of a couple of errors himself in the first half, which handed a couple of glorious chances to the Glovers’ forward line that were wasted.

But Ashton believes Reds need to improve at both ends of the pitch, he said: “Some silly individual mistakes cost us really. It was a wonder strike from them, but they still had chances. We have had a lot of shots and I don’t think we have had any on target.

“It’s a good thing we have a game now on Tuesday night as it’s a quick turn around to try and put things right.

“I thought we looked dangerous from set-pieces, I thought if we were going to get a goal it was going to come from a set-piece.

“Sonny (Bradley) had a couple of chances, but like I say we have had a lot of chances, but couldn’t hit the target or put one in the back of the net. It was disappointing.

“We just needed to keep the momentum going really. We need to work hard on the training pitch to keep clean sheets again and start scoring goals.”

On the support the fans are giving the players, Ashton added: “I think the fans have been amazing so far we are just sorry we cannot repay them with the results. Hopefully, they will stick by and we will hit a good run of form fairly soon.”

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