Yates frustrated by ‘pedestrian’ Crawley in Yeovil defeat

Crawley Town V Wycombe Wanderers 29/8/15  (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150831-172026008
Crawley Town V Wycombe Wanderers 29/8/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150831-172026008

Mark Yates admitted his Crawley Town players were too pedestrian in their 1-0 home defeat to Yeovil Town today.

A Harry Cornick wonder goal in the first half was all that separated the two sides in the League Two clash.

Reds seemed to run out of ideas in the second half and often made poor decisions in the final third as the Glovers edged to their first away win of the season.

Yates said: “I can understand frustrations of a few supporters and I get that, but listen, we are where we are, I am dealing with it.

“I am not going to say it was a good performance, because it wasn’t particularly. We huffed and puffed, but probably could have gone a couple of goals down.

“There are mistakes creeping in and people making bad decisions. We have had 13 shots at goal and not worked the keeper, I think that sums us up at the moment.

“It’s just showing that we can’t rely on clean sheet all the time as we are going to make mistakes.

“I am not going to criticise them too much, I am sure a few would like me to and to criticise myself and all that, but we have a tough away game on Tuesday and we are working with a small group of players.

“We named four subs today. Rhys Murphy had tonsillitis and we had been working with him for the past couple of days, but Lee Barnard went in and I think that was his best performance.

“But we haven’t scored so you can’t be too pleased with anyone’s performance.

“It was just a bit to pedestrian, a bit slow and a bit too much in front of them. I think it was alright at times in terms of possesion, but it didn’t really work in a cutting threat.”