Crawley boss Scott Lindsey felt his relegation-threatened side were worthy of maximum points after a 1-1 League Two home draw with Doncaster.

The result leaves Reds two points above second-bottom Hartlepool with a game in hand.

A late goal from substitute Rafiq Khaleel – his first for the club – rescued a point after Caolan Lavery headed Rovers in front in first-half stoppage-time with his first goal for the club.

Lindsey felt his men were good value as they searched for a third-successive victory and said: “You can’t play that well in a relegation battle and only get one point.

“We are so disappointed because we were completely dominant – I think we had at least 60 per cent possession.

“I think they had one effort on goal ten seconds before half-time and we have to deal with a free-kick better than that.

“But we were very good on the ball and created so many chances. We are disappointed we didn’t come away with all three points.”

Lindsey is anxious to pick up as many wins as quickly as possible to avoid any last-day drama and he admitted the players were “a bit despondent” about the result.

He added: “They are desperate to get out of the mess we are in. I know their work ethic and it’s been outstanding. We want to get three points in every game we play in.”