The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Tom Phillips

CRAW­LEY TOWN boss Der­mot Drummy de­fended his de­ci­sion to bring in another goal­keeper de­spite giv­ing Mitchell Beeney his de­but only last week.

Beeney did not even make the squad for the visit of Lu­ton as Glenn Mor­ris started his Craw­ley ca­reer with a clean sheet.

Drummy said: “I’m not a de­vel­op­ment coach. I’ve got to stay in a job as well so Craw­ley have got to win.

“We are not here to de­velop at the cost of three points. I’ve got to ed­u­cate the play­ers about win­ning three points and also get us up the ta­ble.”

Drummy, the for­mer Chelsea re­serves and academy coach who was ap­pointed in April, praised the tac­ti­cal prow­ess of his side.

“Tac­ti­cally we got it right,” he added. “In the end you have to de­fend to the hill.

“We are not a big, strong team at the mo­ment, but with that spirit and de­fen­sive qual­ity and with Glenn in goal, we looked more solid.”

Lu­ton man­ager Nathan Jones con­ceded his side were not good enough af­ter they dropped to sev­enth in the league.

With Danny Hyl­ton on the bench nurs­ing a cheek­bone in­jury, they started the match with no recog­nised striker and Jones ad­mit­ted they were be­low par.

“We didn’t play. I don’t think we were any real dan­ger,” Jones said.

“And the first goal came right be­fore half-time. It was a good time for them but it came out of noth­ing re­ally. It was just a cross and it was poor to con­cede a goal at that time and of that cal­i­bre.

“That then gives them some­thing to cling on to. They sat back and they wasted time.

“We needed to pick up the tempo all the time and that is be­cause of our er­rors there and de­fend­ing the cross. Then ob­vi­ously we didn’t cre­ate a lot in the sec­ond half and when we did, we huffed and puffed.”

Lu­ton started brightly as Isaac Vas­sell pounced on a de­fen­sive er­ror out­side the Craw­ley penalty area but failed to test Mor­ris as his shot sailed wide.

Craw­ley’s Billy Clifford set up James Collins in front of goal but Chris­tian Wal­ton blocked the hosts’ first ef­fort on goal.

Mark Con­nolly made a goalline clear­ance af­ter Mor­ris un­der­es­ti­mated Vas­sell’s cross and left an open goal.

Collins then scored his fourth goal of the sea­son af­ter he lost his man and met Lewis Young’s low cross in the six­yard box. Sub­sti­tute Jack Mar­riot thought he had scored an in­jury-time equaliser un­til the ref­eree awarded a free-kick against him for a foul on Mor­ris, and the vic­tory was sealed when Jimmy Smith played Enzio Bold­ewijn through to set up the sec­ond goal and home win of the sea­son.


STAR MAN KABY DJALO Craw­ley FRONT CRAWL: James Collins, left, cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing the opener, inset

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