Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy admitted his side made a mistake which led to the goal which decided the game against Nottingham.
After going behind from a second half headed goal by Thierry Audel, Reds fought back through a long-range ‘fantastic strike’ by James Collins.
But this proved not enough to earn Drummy’s side an away point as former Reds loanee Jonathan Forte scored Notts County a last-minute winner.
Speaking to the Crawley Observer Drummy said: “It was disappointing because we should have composed ourselves at the end to see out the draw, but we didn’t.
“We conceded a late corner which allowed them to put the ball in our box from a set-play.”
Drummy praised his topscorer Collins for putting his side back in the game with an equaliser in the last few minutes.
He said: “James Collins scored a goal from long-trange which was a fantastic strike.
“But on the whole it wasn’t one of our better displays.”
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