Crawley head coach John Yems has labelled their season as 'good' despite a final day thumping by Bolton, who won automatic promotion (pictured below).

The Argus:

The Reds finished 12th after being beaten 4-1 by the Trotters, which is one place higher than last term, and Yems said: “It’s been a good season.

“We sold a player for £1 million (Max Watters) and had a good cup run but we want to be higher.

“I felt we could have done a lot better but it is what it is.”

Yems hopes they will be able to build on his first full season positively, and added: “At least we’ve not been looking at the trap door.

“But we want to win things. Seeing some of the teams that are below us shows how far we’ve come.”

Bolton knew a win would secure promotion and came out of the traps quickly and opened the scoring in the ninth minute, as Antoni Sarcevic cut inside and fired past Glenn Morris.

Dapo Afolayan doubled the visitors lead in the 26th minute, as Gethin Jones picked out the winger, who is on loan from West Ham, to tap in.

Crawley then had skipper George Francomb, who scored the winner in the reverse fixture, sent off for two bookable offences before half-time.

Minutes after the break Bolton put the game to bed as Eoin Doyle's curling effort went into the top corner, to see him score his 19th goal of the campaign.

It was four in the 78th minute, as Jack Powell’s loose pass towards Tony Craig  was intercepted by Lloyd Isgrove who took a touch putting his effort into the top corner from close range.

Crawley did pull a goal back in the 89th minute, after substitute Tyler Frost went past both Ricardo Santos and Alex Baptiste, before then teeing up former Hastings striker Davide Rodari, who calmly finished to score his first goal for the club.