Crawley head coach John Yems felt his voice would have been heard in ‘Brighton’ as his side picked up a draw in a six-goal thriller against Stevenage at the Lamax stadium.

The Reds came from behind on three occasions to get a point, thanks to goals from skipper George Francomb, Ashley Nadesan and Jack Powell.

But Yems admits his voice could have been heard in Brighton as he kept urging his players to let fly.

He said: “I think they heard me in Brighton screaming at everybody to shoot during that game. If you don’t shoot you don’t score.

“And it was a good goal from Nadesan by the way – it was never an own goal!

“It is all positives to me, there are no negatives. We know what needs to be done, and it is down to us to do it now.”

Luke Norris’ first-half penalty was cancelled out by George Francomb but the Stevenage forward netted again after the break, only for Terence Vancooten’s own goal to draw Crawley level.

A late flurry saw Arthur Read seemingly win it for the hosts but Powell’s superb goal rescued a point.

Stevenage started well with Elliot Osborne and Elliott List seeing efforts blocked before the breakthrough came in the 21st minute when Norris fired home from the spot after List was fouled inside the box.

Three minutes later Crawley levelled when captain Francomb forced the ball in following a corner but midway through the second half Norris seized on Joe McNerney’s slip to lift home.

Crawley responded with Ashley Nadesan’s effort deflected in off Vancooten, but substitute Read produced a fine finish to give Boro the lead for a third time.

However, the visitors were rescued once more thanks to Powell’s stunning last-gasp equaliser as he cut inside and hammered home from 20 yards.

But despite praising his never-say-die attitude, Yems felt the goals they conceded were soft.

He said: “It was a team effort and we work hard to score our goals and yet we still give away some bad goals.

“That is a habit that we have to get out of. It sums up our season.

“It is not me being critical of the boys because we have done brilliantly but you have to be critical when you give bad goals away.

“I never doubt the fighting spirit, it is the little bit of quality, the management of yourself and the game and when to play and when not to play.”