This is one to for­get – and fast says Money

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Sam Jermy

RICHARD Money was philo­soph­i­cal about Cam­bridge United’s tame dis­play as ten-man Crawley Town blew them away.

A dou­ble from Roarie Dea­con ei­ther side of the break and a late Gwion Ed­wards goal was the least the visi­tors de­served.

Cam­bridge never got into the game and Money was keen to move on as quickly as pos­si­ble.

He said: “Some­times you’ve just got to wrap it up and move on.

“Teams lose lots of games in this league and this game’s come at the end of a re­ally in­tense pe­riod for us with lots of trav­el­ling.

“When you have so many play­ers col­lec­tively off the pace on any given day then you can lose.

“Even though we tried to freshen it up, we couldn’t do any­thing right.

“We’re not go­ing to for­get it but we’re not go­ing to go over­board.

“We have to wrap it up as a poor day, a re­ally bad ex­pe­ri­ence, and as I al­ways say it’s how you re­spond to those ex­pe­ri­ences that de­fine whether you chal­lenge or not.”

Crawley be­gan on the front foot and saw Matt Har­rold head on to the roof of the net.

The dan­ger­ous Dea­con then smacked the cross­bar from the edge of the area on the half hour mark.

Ten min­utes later the dead­lock was bro­ken when a big de­flec­tion saw Dea­con’s ef­fort loop into the net for Crawley to go in ahead at half time.

The sec­ond half started in blis­ter­ing fash­ion when Dea­con dou­bled his tally just two min­utes af­ter the in­ter­val, beat­ing Leon Legge for pace and coolly fin­ish­ing into the bot­tom left-hand cor­ner.

Cam­bridge never seemed to get go­ing but were given hope with nine min­utes left when Liam Don­nelly en­croached in the wall at a free kick and was given a sec­ond book­ing.

But it was Crawley who scored again when Ed­wards poked home from close range in the 87th minute.

Crawley boss Mark Yates said: “I’ve said be­fore we’re not go­ing to have our strik­ers hit­ting 25 goals, but I want them to keep chip­ping away col­lec­tively. “We’re still hit­ting three goals away from home against a de­cent side though.

“We saw the fix­tures list come out and it wasn’t the eas­i­est of starts.

“But that’s two clean sheets on the spin now for Fred­die Wood­man, and if you’re keep­ing clean sheets then you al­ways have a chance.”

Asked about two-goal hero Dea­con, Yates said: “I told him I wanted more shots and end prod­uct off him, and I got four or five shots off him, he hit the bar and scored two so that’s the sort of per­for­mance that can pro­vide us with goals.”

STAR MAN ROARIE DEACO

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