CRAWLEY'S home campaign fizzled out with a 2-1 defeat by Crewe today.

The loss means they finish the League Two season winless in six games at the Checkatrade.

They went behind five minutes in with a touch of fortune for the visitors.

A corner seemed to be headed out well by Josh Yorwerth, but Jamie Sterry picked it up and fired from long range. It was deflected on the way through and found Perry Ng, who fired into the roof of the net.

Reds bounced back four minutes later through a well-crafted Jimmy Smith header.

Lewis Young whipped in a cross to Thomas Verheydt who nodded it to the back post, with captain Smith finishing off to reach double figures for the season.

The second half was even more entertaining, as Crewe got back in front after 51 minutes through Harry Pickering.

He had switched from left to right wing with Callum Ainley, and it paid off as he found space behind Josh Doherty to put a looping shot past Glenn Morris.

It opened the game up for the last half hour, with more chances for both sides as Crawley went in search of an equaliser.

That equaliser nearly came, once again, through midfielder Smith's head.

He met a Doherty cross but was denied by the bar, and substitute Jordan Roberts was unable to connect well enough with the rebound to get his side level.

Reds go to Mansfield for their last league game before they meet Albion's under-23s in the Sussex Senior Cup final.