Spirit and attitude pleases Drummy in draw

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

Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy hailed the spirit and attitude shown by his side in their draw with Barnet this afternoon.

Rhys Murphy and Enzio Boldewijn struck in each half as Reds twice took the lead before being pegged back as it finished 2-2 at The Hive Stadium in the League 2 encounter.

A superb overhead-kick from Simeon Akinola got Bees level first time around, before Jamal Campbell-Ryce's cross-shot crept in the top corner two minutes from time to ensure honours were even.

With Crawley looking to register three away wins on the spin for the first time since 2011, Drummy was a little frustrated not to take all three points but pleased with his side's overall efforts.

He said: "It was a tough game and they had a lot of play in the second half. We didn't keep the press up that we had in the first 45 minutes.

"A lot of balls came into the box, I think as a coach you'd want to stop both crosses that they scored from. The first cross has come in and the guy has scored a worldie, then the second that came in was misjudged. "You've got to stop the crosses, that's what you want as a coach, but the spirit, attitude and effort was super from the boys. I wanted three points but I'll come away from the game pleased that we are slowly improving."

Crawley took a travelling contingent of 259 to The Hive Stadium and they were in fine voice throughout.

Drummy felt the reception his players' received at the end showed how well they played on the day.

He added: ""I like the away fans, when they give you the reception at the end you know how you've played. I think the one at the end today was nice and I felt the fans were warm, they'd seen us give our all and that's all we can do."

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