Drummy delighted with Reds' response

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy
Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy hailed his side's response at ten-man Grimsby Town this afternoon.

Sam Jones' early strike was cancelled out by James Collins - who netted his 17th League 2 goal this season - as it finished 1-1 at Blundell Park.

Having been beaten 3-0 at home by strugglers Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday, Drummy was pleased to see Crawley come away with something against The Mariners.

He said: "It's a tough place to come, so to get a point was really pleasing. I felt the players' work ethic was super, the running off-the-ball to get into the box was great and that is the sort of performance you want every week.

"I need and want every player in the squad to have a strong mentality, which is something I got today."

Crawley piled pressure on Grimsby late on after they were reduced to ten-men. Danny Collins was shown a second yellow eight minutes from time after bringing down Enzio Boldewijn.

Skipper Jimmy Smith wasted two glorious openings following Collins' dismissal with Drummy admitting it could well have been more than just a point.

He added: "I think Jimmy is really disappointed, he's had a couple of good chances fall on his left foot at the end. If you take your chances then you win the games but I was pleased to see Jimmy making those forward runs.

"Looking at it, it's a point I'm pleased with and we'll look to build on this heading into Leyton Orient on Saturday."