Painful defeat says Mick but Clarke outstanding
Izale McLeod’s 110th minute goal gave Crawley an extra-time victory after Teddy Bishop had rattled the bar two minutes from the end of normal time.
“It’s a painful way of going out of the cup and I would have preferred it not to have happened in extra-time as well with Christophe, Chambo and Elliott Hewitt playing 120 minutes,” said the Town boss.
“I thought we did enough in 90 minutes to have won the game but we didn’t take our chances and weren’t good enough when we had those chances.
“If we can take positives from the game it was the performance of the young players. Matt Clarke was outstanding and he showed something about him when he was down with cramp at the end and still pushing forward to get us a corner.
Teddy Bishop did well when he came on and so did Steve [Darren] McQueen. They were the positives.”