FIFTY is the magic number as Crawley Town continue their surge into the top half of League Two.

A 2-1 victory over promotion hopefuls Accrington Stanley on Saturday kept Reds in 12th place and put them within five points of a play-off spot.

Goalkeeper Glenn Morris was awarded man of the match as he helped scoop the three points for his team – their fifth win from six matches.

And Morris believes that once half a century of points is reached, Crawley can start looking towards bigger things.

When asked what the team’s target for the end of the season is, he told The Argus: “We don’t want to get too carried away with anything.

“Play-offs, we would take.

“[When you reach the play-off places] there’s not that many points between third and fourth.

“Get past 50 points and then we’ll see what we can do.

“If we’ve got enough points to have a go, then we will have a go.”

Morris, 34, who signed for Reds in 2016, put in a stunning display against Accrington, who have one of the league’s most potent attacking forces.

He would likely have kept a clean sheet but for a freak Jimmy Smith own goal, with centre-back Mark Connolly hoofing the ball at his team-mate’s head.

In-form striker Enzio Boldewijn put his side in front after 15 minutes at the Checkatrade Stadium with a fabulous glancing header from a Connolly cross.

And he was at it again 18 minutes later as he fizzed a left-footed cross into the box for Mark Randall to tap in.

Crawley toyed with their opponents after making it 2-0, playing with a touch of enjoyable arrogance as the likes of Randall and Smith produced tricks and flicks when in possession, with the former even doing a few kick-ups at one point to keep the ball from his opponents.

But the own goal in the 56th minute made for a tense second-half, and Morris came to Reds’ rescue on numerous occasions as he kept Stanley captain Sean McConville off the scoresheet in two one-on-ones.

Crawley, who won just four out of their first 18 league matches this season, have been in glowing form since the start of December, and Saturday’s win made it seven victories from ten.

Morris believes it is down to a new-found mentality within the dressing room.

He said: “Now we go into games trying to win every game.

"Maybe there’s been times we haven’t set up that way.”

Boss Harry Kewell was delighted with Crawley’s performance, as they beat Accrington for the second time this season.

He said: “Accrington are a good team.

“We always knew it was going to be a football game.

“We are working hard.

“I like seeing my team playing football. We entertain.

"It feels better than winning as a player.”

The Aussie remained coy over a target for the end of the season, though.

He added: “You just take one game at a time. You don’t want to think too much [ahead].”

Next up for Crawley is a trip to Chesterfield on Saturday.