Crawley manager Scott Lindsey dedicated the 2-0 home win over Grimsby which sent his side into the League Two play-offs to “all the people that tipped us for relegation”.

First-half goals from Danilo Orsi and Klaidi Lolos sealed seventh place for the Red Devils, who now face MK Dons in the semi-finals, with the first leg at the Broadfield Stadium on Monday week.

Former Swindon boss Lindsey revealed the players used negative comments about their prospects as motivation and insisted his side were “not done yet”.

He said: “During the season we used the ‘little old Crawley’ line to good effect. We knew we had recruited well and could do something special.

“We were written off and I dedicate (reaching the play-offs) to all the people that tipped us for relegation.

“We were not supposed to be there and even in February there were doubters.”

Crawley have finished the regular season with 21 wins, 10 more than when they narrowly avoided relegation last term, and Lindsey added: “The players have been unbelievable.”

There was a friendly pitch invasion when it was confirmed both Barrow and Crewe had drawn their games, confirming Crawley’s play-off spot.

Lindsey said: “The fans have been superb all season.

“I love them all, but I won’t rest and we’re not done yet. I knew that if we won this game a lot would have to happen for us not to get in.”