Crawley boss Scott Lindsey admitted to frustration as his play-off chasers lost 1-0 at Morecambe.

The hosts were forced to defend for long periods against a good Town side but a goal from substitute Jordan Slew in the 68th minute was enough to give them the three points.

Slew made it two goals in two games when he slotted home a superb right-wing cross from Joel Senior at the far post.

Crawley provided their 65 travelling fans with a free pie or hot dog plus a drink on arrival as a show of appreciation.

But they could not treat to them to the point their performance deserved.

The closest they came to an opener was in first-half stoppage time when Klaidi Lolos saw his header from Will Wright’s corner superbly saved by home keeper Archie Mair.

The Reds wasted another glorious chance just before the hour when top scorer Danilo Orsi volleyed Kellan Gordon’s right-wing cross over from just two yards after some more excellent approach play.

The visitors continued to push with Harry Forster seeing two shots blocked by the excellent Farrend Rawson and Lolos stabbing an effort wide after a great run into the box as the Shrimps defended their lead superbly.

Forster made a great chance for himself with time running out but skewed his final shot well wide of the Morecambe goal.

Lindsey said: “It’s a tough defeat to take because we played really well tonight.

We created a lot of chances but you could feel that the longer the game went on the more possibility they might have of getting round the back and sneaking a goal and that is what happened.

“When you dominate the game as much as we did and miss the chances we have, that is more reason for us to concentrate more at the back and we did not do that and it cost us the game.

“The biggest frustration was the lads think the perfect goal exists but it doesn’t and sometimes you have to make a better decision than try and walk the ball over the line.”

Eastbourne Borough went down to a cruel 1-0 defeat at Hampton and Richmond Borough, who scored in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

Sports had Brad Barry sent off late in the Vanarama National League south contest but felt they merited some reward.

Horsham moved third in Isthmian premier with a hard-fought 3-1 win at home to lowly Kingstonian as Charlie Hester-Cook scored twice.