James Tilley is enjoying a new role at Crawley.

The former Albion wideman impressed in a more central berth as Reds came from three down to draw 3-3 at home to QPR.

His goal kick-started the comeback against Championship opponents.

Reds boss Kevin Betsy said: “Tilley has played really well in pre-season and popped up in the No.8 role today with a really good strike.

“He’s a really nice footballer in and out of possession.

“We want players who are adaptable. We are not going to play a back three all season.

“He’s a good footballer. We need good footballers who can adapt.”

Tom Nichols, with a penalty, and Manny Adebowale were also on target.

A crowd of 2,674 – about half of whom were away fans – enjoyed the entertainment.

Betsy said: “All the players who played today did their best, we just need to raise our levels in certain areas of the pitch.”

Eastbourne Borough won 1-0 at home to AFC Wimbledon with Chris Whelpdale on target before a crowd of 753.

Javaun Splatt and a trialist scored as Whitehawk beat Dulwich Hamlet 2-0.