Barker hails Crawley comeback

Richie Barker: Second half was much better

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Crawley manager Richie Barker praised his side's second-half display as they came from 2-0 down to draw at Yeovil on Tuesday.

Goals from Joe Walsh and Matt Sparrow cancelled out Byron Webster and Paddy Madden's first-half efforts, but Barker slammed referee James Adcock's decision not to award a late penalty.

He said: "I thought we weren't at the races in first half but could have been 4-2 up. We hit the crossbar and (Paul) Hayes missed one of the best chances he's ever had.

"We weren't working hard enough and our tempo was nowhere near. We went out just wanting to look good. Some of our football was excellent but we were going nowhere.

"I told the lads a few home truths at half-time and a few of them told each other too. We said we needed to give it a go and I said to them they'd wasted 45 minutes of the season.

"If we got the first goal back I fancied us to win the game. You could argue neither side deserved to lose.

"I think we had a stonewall penalty turned down in the last minute. If that was anywhere else on the pitch it would be a free-kick.

"It just about sums our luck up at the minute. Once you raise your arm and the ball hits it, it's a penalty."