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Head Coach on 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon

12 November 2017

Harry Kewell was delighted with his side's second half performance in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Forest Green Rovers.

The Reds went into the break drawing 0-0 with Mark Cooper's men before falling a goal behind midway through the half. But the hosts battled back and levelled through Thomas Verheydt's header and even had chances to win the game late on too.

"It was definitely a game of two halves - I don't think you can question that," he told iFollow Crawley.

"We weren't there in the first half and we looked slow and a bit down. We didn't create much either and we could have been a few goals down despite having a few chances ourselves.

"But then in the second half we looked like a completely different team. We made a few changes and all of a sudden there was a tempo to our game and we looked aggressive and we created chances."

The Head Coach insisted that the missed opportunities in the latter half of the game felt familiar, but he was equally keen to praise the efforts of his side in the second half.

"But then it feels like it's a bit of the same old story," he continued.

"We need to finish our chances off and be more ruthless when we're around the box.

"I believe in this team and they showed great fighting spirit after we went a goal down. Forest Green came here on a good run and full of confidence and we got back into the game."

"The team in the second half is the one I love watching. We were aggressive, and we bounced back whilst creating chances and we were so close to nicking it in the end too."

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