Half-time rant helps Reds rescue a point

Gary Alexander on the ball for Reds

Gary Alexander on the ball for Reds

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Crawley boss Richie Barker admits he had to use some harsh words at half-time as Reds were held 2-2 by Shrewsbury Town at home.

Reds went in 2-1 down at the interval despite taking the lead after just 43 seconds through Josh Simpson.

Barker's men lost their way after such a positive start and could have no complaints when Shrewsbury took the lead through Matt Richards and Jon Taylor.

Crawley did improve after the restart and secured a point when Simpson fired home his second with nine minutes to go.

Barker said: "Sometimes you can score too early and maybe we started to think it was going to be easy. I had to have a few words at half-time and I think I got the response I was looking for.

"In the second half we controlled the game and although it got a little bit scrappy we spent 85% of it in their half. They defended in numbers and made it difficult but I think we deserved a point in the end."

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9:48am Sun 9 Dec 12

Bowmanc says...

Wasnt at the game yeasterday but I did meet some Reds fans in Burgess Hill who did. They seemed relatively happy with the entertainment on show and agreed that Josh was MOM. They were though, slighly dissapointed that Town diddnt pick up a much needed home victory in a match that was targeted. Plus it was noted that the forwards failed to produce, again.

Richie and the squad have a week on the training field to start getting prepared for a mouthwatering series of festive fixtures. Giants Sheff United and all their fans visit the Broadflield on 22nd and then we go to Fratten Park on Boxing day and host Prem side Reading in the Cup on 5th Jan. These games are one's to savour for all Reds fans. It all starts with intriguing visit to Stevenage to Saturday (15th Dec)

I think the destination of the season will reveal itself come 5pm after the Reading cup tie.
Wasnt at the game yeasterday but I did meet some Reds fans in Burgess Hill who did. They seemed relatively happy with the entertainment on show and agreed that Josh was MOM. They were though, slighly dissapointed that Town diddnt pick up a much needed home victory in a match that was targeted. Plus it was noted that the forwards failed to produce, again. Richie and the squad have a week on the training field to start getting prepared for a mouthwatering series of festive fixtures. Giants Sheff United and all their fans visit the Broadflield on 22nd and then we go to Fratten Park on Boxing day and host Prem side Reading in the Cup on 5th Jan. These games are one's to savour for all Reds fans. It all starts with intriguing visit to Stevenage to Saturday (15th Dec) I think the destination of the season will reveal itself come 5pm after the Reading cup tie. Bowmanc
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