This is one to forget – and fast says Money
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