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"We had to fight and grind it out"

Harry Kewell pleased with battling and spirited performance in Stevenage draw

13 September 2017

Harry Kewell was satsified and proud of the side in thier draw at the Lamex Stadium on Tuesday evening.

The Australian saw his side battle back from a goal down to secure a vaulable and well deserved point in Hertfordshire and he was keen to praise the effort from the side.

"It was the perfect night for fotball - there was rain lashing down and the surface was excellent," he told iFollow Crawley after the game.

"It was a night where we had to fight and grind out a result, and I thought we did that.

"I felt we should have done better for their goal, but we changed a few things in the second half and the boys responded brilliantly."

It was a game where the Reds had to withstand some pressure from the hosts, before growing into the match as the half wore on. The Head Coach highlighted the importance of an all round performance as his men battled hard in their second away game in quick succession.

"I was much happier with our start to the game compared to Saturday against Colchester," he continued.

"I thought we looked lively to begin with but solid at the same time.

"Everyone worked hard - we've had two games in four days, so now we have to rest up and get ready for the home game on Saturday."

The highlight of the evening was Ibrahim Meite's second half strike - as he took aim from the edge of the area and finished stylishly past Joe Fryer in the home goal, and Harry sang the forward's praises after his display.

"Ibrahim (Meite) looked really lively again today and looked a real handful.

"He had a great effort in the first half where the keeper made a superb save and then I thought he really deserved his goal.

"Lewis (Young) got in behind and whipped in a briallint cross that was so close and then Glenn (Morris) made a great save up the other end too - it was really dramatic at the end but we can be very happy with tonight."

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