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"We gave ourselves an uphill battle"

Lewis Young gives his take on yesterday's defeat at Colchester

10 September 2017

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Lewis Young emphasised how costly the team's start to yesterday's defeat to Colchester United was, but insists they worked hard to get back into the contest in the second half.

The Reds were trailing by two goals after just 15 minutes, and were dealt a further blow when Mikael Mandron's header meant the Reds went into the break 3-0 behind.

Young played the full 90 minutes in Essex, but it was the first 45 that decided the contest against the U's.

"We have started the game too slowly, 2-0 down after 15 minutes and we were just in an uphill battle from there," he told iFollow Crawley.

"We are disappointed with the first half showing but I think we've got to take some positives; we still created some chances in the first half and a lot more in the second."

The Reds did manage to create plenty of chances, with Mark Randall missing a penalty and Jimmy Smith twice almost adding to his second half goal.

Harry Kewell's men had kept two clean sheets in the last two league games however were unable to do so yesterday, and Young says he and the defence will be looking at why that was ahead of Tuesday evening's trip to Stevenage Borough.

"We still created a lot of chances, but obviously at my end we didn't keep the ball out and we're disappointed with that," he continued.

"As a back five we'll definitely sit down over the next 48 hours before the next game and try get to the bottom of what went wrong and also look at what we've done well in the previous two matches as well."

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