Crawley head coach John Yems felt his side were nowhere near ‘good enough’ in their 2-1 defeat at Grimsby last night.

The hosts took the lead in the 21st minute and it was through a familiar face to Reds fans.

Former Crawley midfielder Filipe Morais found himself with time and space on the right flank and he was able to drive it hard and low into the bottom corner.

That lead lasted just nine minutes after Josh Wright won a free kick on the edge of the box.

Jack Powell took the free kick and curled a delightful effort into the top corner to open his account for the season.

Moments later, Crawley almost took the lead after Sam Matthews clipped a ball into the box towards Ashley Nadesan, but his cushioned effort rebounded off the crossbar.

The Reds were made to pay for that miss in the 79th minute after a long throw was launched into the penalty area and substitute James Hansen flicked it on to Joe Adams at the far post, who diverted the ball past Glenn Morris.

Crawley were denied a penalty late on after Powell was thrown to the floor in the box, but referee Robert Madley insisted there was nothing wrong with the challenge.

But Yems felt his side were not up to their usual standards.

He said: “We were bad in both boxes and it has cost us. We missed so many chances and we have got to get better at it.

“It was two bad goals to give away, they were terrible goals and I have had a chat with the players and said we are not switching off, we need to go again because that was not good enough, especially against a side like that.”