Supersub Jordan Roberts earned Crawley Town their first win in six league games to ease the pressure on his boss.

The 23-year-old forward bagged two goals after coming off the bench in Reds’ 3-1 victory over Exeter City.

Harry Kewell’s men dominated the match at Checkatrade Stadium and thoroughly deserved the three points, which move them up to 17th place in the league.

Crawley went behind in the 23rd minute through a Dean Moxey tap-in, but bounced back 11 minutes later when Josh Yorwerth won a penalty for the hosts.

Josh Payne sent the keeper the wrong way to pull his side level, and the second half was dominated by Reds.

Dutch striker Thomas Verheydt was replaced by Roberts in the 54th minute, proving to be the defining moment of the match.

Roberts, benched for the first time in six league matches, stroked home a low cross from left-back Cedric Evina in the 61st minute.

His work was not done there, as Payne, who controlled the tempo all night for Crawley, lobbed a ball over the top for the substitute who was brought down on the edge of Exeter’s penalty area.

He buried the ball in from the right-side of the box to notch his second goal of the game and seal all three points for his team in what was a drastically-improved performance