CRAWLEY Town were dumped out of the Papa John's Trophy last night by Leyton Orient.

There were 810 fans in attendance as Crawley Town exited the competition in a disappointing fashion.

Orient took an early lead after Ruel Sotirou scored on the teams first attack of the game against a much-rotated Reds' team.

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The visitors continued to dominate and doubled their lead on the 30-minute mark via a Dan Happe header.

Crawley then conceded again in the 58th minute, when Sotirou scored his second of the game with a close-range volley.

The scoring was then completed on the 77th minute by former West Ham United youngster Dan Kemp who tapped home from close range.

Throughout the game, Crawley Town struggled to create many chances in front of goal, the closest the Reds came to a goal was when Mark Marshall curled past the post from 20 yards on the 22nd minute.


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The only positive of the match was that Tony Craig made his 650th career appearance in the game, he was presented with a special shirt to commemorate the occasion.

Crawley Town will look to bounce back from the disappointment of being knocked out of the cup by returning to Sky Bet League Two action against Rochdale on Saturday.

Crawley Town starting eleven: Henry, Davies, Gallacher, Craig, Dallison, Powell, Battle, Tilley 60', Khaleel 60', Bansal-McNulty 85' and Marshall.

Subs: Morris, Francomb, Rodari, Hessenthaler, Frost 60', Appiah 60' and Kevser-Junior 85'.