Crawley head coach John Yems felt his side did not deserve to win in their 3-1 defeat at Morecambe last night.

Ashley Nadesan had cancelled out an early Cole Stockton opener, but a second-half brace from Carlos Mendes-Gomes ensured that the Reds headed back to Sussex empty-handed.

Nicholas Tsaroulla kept his place in the starting lineup after impressing against Exeter on Saturday.

Morecambe took the lead in the fifth minute when Jordan Slew received the ball in the box, he took a touch before backheeling it into the path of Stockton, who stroked the ball past Glenn Morris.

The Reds equalised not long after as Jordan Maguire-Drew curled an effort towards goal which Mark Halstead tipped the ball into the path of Nadesan, who tapped into an empty net.

The hosts retook the lead in the 59th minute after Stephen Hendrie drilled a ball towards the far post where Mendes- Gomes who tapped the ball home.

Morecambe then struck the woodwork twice through Gomes and Stockton.

With two minutes to go Morecambe made sure of the win after some good work from Stockton.

The striker worked his way through several Reds defenders before drilling an effort towards goal, Morris made a smart stop down, but Mendes-Gomes smashed home the rebound.

He said: "It is no good being the team on top at the half time, you want to be the team on top at the end, but it is the story of our season.

"It is where we are still learning, but when you pick the paper up we got beat 3-1. Did they deserve to win? Yes they got three goals and we only got one."