Yems spirited away
Crawley 2 Cambridge 1
JOHN YEMS praised Crawley’s spirit after the Reds came from behind to beat highflying Cambridge and climb into the play-off places. Striker Joe Ironside headed the U’s into a third-minute lead, but goals either side of the interval from Max Watters and Tom Nichols gave Crawley their third win in four home league games.
Yems (right) said: “It is not shape that wins you matches it is players and spirit, and we have spirit in large amounts. Long may that continue. You cannot coach heart and desire. It was a good, spirited performance and if you continue to play with that kind of spirit, who knows where that can take you.”
Cambridge head coach Mark Bonner felt there was no shortage of effort and endeavour from his side, and was frustrated not to take anything from the game. He said: “It is really frustrating not to get any points but we just couldn’t find a way through.
“We worked our socks off and on another day we would have got something from the game.
“We had a great start but then Crawley got on top.”