CRAWLEY Town went a second game without defeat after earning a draw against Newport County.

Kwesi Appiah opened the scoring after stooping low and heading home Jack Powell’s perfect cross with just ten second-half minutes gone.

Despite a dominant performance from the Reds, Newport snatched an equaliser as after good work down the right-wing from Oliver Cooper got him to the by-line, allowing for a simple cut back to Telford who swept home in the 8th minute.

Manager John Yems said: “One minute of madness cost us a goal but credit to everyone, they put a shift in, every one of them worked their gonads off.”

It was Crawley’s best performance in a long time and the boss was full of praise for his side.

He said: "It was good, we had the game in our control but credit to them, that’s why they’re at the top.

"From where we’ve been and where we’re going, we take the four points from the two games but it’s disappointing to not get all three.”

Crawley Town midfielder Jake Hessenthaler was happy with the performance put in by the team and hopes they can continue their improvement.

The 27-year-old said: “We’ve had fifteen shots at goal tonight which is really good considering where we’ve been, I think the last two performances have been us at where we want to be.”

“It’s a good point. I think that after the performance in the second half, and especially the last ten or 15 minutes, I thought we deserved to win it.

"They were good in the first half, we know what they were going to be like, and we had to be good in our shape which I thought we were. I think the performance deserved three points tonight.”

“I think they’ve had one shot today and they’ve scored from it which is disappointing. We wanted to keep another clean sheet off the back of Barrow, but the performance has been there, and we can build on it for Saturday."