Date: 9th November 2015 at 4:30pm
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Manager Mark Yates has bemoaned a lack of clinical finishing for our FA Cup first round defeat to Luton Town at the weekend.

Despite massive first half domination in the game, it was Luton who broke the deadlock after the half time restart and despite us drawing level through Matt Harrold, a goal at the death for them put them into the second round and left everyone disappointed.

In quotes carried by the Crawley Observer a very disappointed gaffer knew we had the chances to have taken victory, and he knows had we won, it would’ve been deserved based on the balance of play in the match.

‘We played some good stuff and could have gone in two, three four-up but didn`t. We had enough chances to win a couple of games. The first half we had some real good chances and just didn`t take them. The second half we didn`t quite get the intensity we played in the first and I understand that. It looked like we were going to take them back to their place for a replay – you would think we had a chance there.’

The main frustration for Yates was that he felt the first half showing in particular was probably one of the best displays from the side this season.

‘You don`t always get what you deserve in football and we haven`t today. But credit to them for sticking at it and wish them luck in the next round.’

There was also frustration at the goals we conceded on top of the positives that could be taken from the match though and he added.

‘The lads allowed too much room to get a shot in and score a goal, which is disappointing. One hoof down the field, we have not reacted, a cross and a ricochet later we are a goal down and are out of the competition.’

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