JOHN Yems has been left fuming by match officials after his team's defeat to Exeter City.

The Reds had to pay the price after Ashley Nadesan's red card in the 43rd minute for a second bookable offence despite Kwesi Appiah giving the team the lead in the 31st minute.

Nadesan was booked for a foul in the 22nd minute before he was given his marching orders when he was adjudged to have dived when brought down by Cameron Dawson.

Footage showed that there was minimal contact, but in his post-match interview, Yems said: "If he hadn't jumped over the keeper's legs, he would have been sent to Redhill hospital.

"I had the fourth official telling me 'you keep whinging', we get things right. If I don't get it right I get sacked, they go on to their next game. Useless.

"They must get them out of Lidls or something."

The red card was costly as Exeter City fought back with the man advantage in the second half and won the game 3-1 in the end.

Yems said: "The player played well, and the crowd stuck with us. The crowd were fantastic once again, but it feels like I have shot an albatross or something because everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.

On Saturday, Crawley will face a trip to the bottom of the table side, Scunthorpe United, as they look to bounce back from back-to-back defeats.