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2 March 2019

Head Coach Gabriele Cioffi was left "frustrated" after his side slipped to a 1-0 defeat at promotion-chasing MK Dons.

The hosts chisselled out their fourth successive League 2 win thanks to Kieran Agard's first-half goal, but Reds' Head Coach felt his side deserved more.

"Again, it was a good performance and the only thing missing was a goal or two from us," he said.

"Milton Keynes are a good side but we restricted them to very few clear chances. We had good opportunities and should have taken at least one of them.

"It is frustrating at the moment. We create the chances but we need to finish more of them off. At the other end I think we looked solid, but the goal is disappointing because it should have been avoided. Then Reece (Grego-Cox) is through in the second half and we get a free kick in our half which is a big surprise!

"But the spirit is good. The boys have to keep believing in what we are trying to do as a squad. We have another opportunity next Saturday against Grimsby and we will train hard this week for the game."

MK Dons' boss Paul Tisdale admitted his side were fortunate to take all three points. “It was a long, drawn out, tough, hard-working game for us," he said.

"Crawley played really well, they played some good football. They didn't deserve to lose today – not at all.”

Click here to hear Gaby's post-match interview with BBC Sussex & Surrey's Gary Smith

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