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Barker accuses Reds of being "sloppy"
Boss Richie Barker accused Crawley of being sloppy after they were held to a 1-1 draw by an Oldham side which played with ten men for the majority of the game.
The Latics had Jean Yves M'Voto sent off in the 19th minute but Reds were unable to make the extra man count.
Crawley were reduced to ten men in the 62nd minute when Hope Akpan was dismissed and Oldham took the lead five minutes later through Jose Baxter.
Kyle McFadzean rescued a point with a 25-yard effort with 11 minutes to go and only a fine save from Dean Bouzanis denied Gary Alexander a winner.
The result lifted Crawley to second in League One, although they could drop to third on Sunday when Sheffield United play.
Barker said: "I thought that the first 20 minutes when it was 11 versus 11 we were doing okay but after the sending off we got sloppy and lazy.
"In the end it is a good point but when you play at least half the game with an extra man we should have better quality than that. Them having a man sent off seemed to change our mentality for some reason.
"We had chances to win the game towards the end but their goalkeeper kept them in it in the last 15 minutes.
"It is a mark of how far we have come though that we are disappointed when we are sitting second in the league."
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