Josh Lelan revealed that the fans' reaction at the full time whistle against Luton Town on Saturday made the 0-0 draw feel like a win.
The defender played his part in helping the Reds keep a clean sheet against the league leaders, and hailed the whole side's effort after the result.
"The reception at the end made it feel like a win," he told iFollow Crawley.
"To be honest I think it was just an all round complete team performance.
"I think the fans admired the effort we all put it and we could have even won it too.
In contrast to the game against Chesterfield four days earlier, Harry Kewell's men were cheered from the field as supporters stayed beyond the final whistle to show their appreciation of the team's efforts against Nathan Jones' men.
"As long as the fans can see we've given everything then that's what they want," he insisted.
"Maybe we were just lacking that final finishing touch today but overall there's lots to take from it.
"There's a lot to be said for these types of performances."
The visitors came into the contest in good goalscoring form and boasted two of the division's top scorers, but Josh and the defence dealt with them admirably.
"We knew that had a lot of firepower and there was a familair face too," he continued.
"But we worked hard in training between Tuesday and today (Saturday) on how to deal with that threat and everyone did really well.
"That's the foundation we have to build from now and we know we have to maintain that level of performance."