James Tilley scored a stunner, but to no avail, as Crawley Town lost 2-1 at home to Mansfield Town. Picture by Cory Pickford

Crawley 1-2 Mansfield - Player ratings: James Tilley scores stunner but defeat marks frustrating afternoon for Reds

Crawley fell to a frustrating 2-1 home defeat against Mansfield this afternoon (Saturday, November 27).

By Sam Morton
Saturday, 27th November 2021, 5:09 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th November 2021, 8:47 pm

The Reds were a goal behind at the break after a poor first-half, which saw very few goalscoring opportunities in a bitterly cold afternoon.

John Yems reacted by bringing on an extra forward in Tom Nichols, who replaced the quiet Tyler Frost.

The hosts immediately improved and found a leveller just minutes after the restart. James Tilley followed up his goal at Barrow last week, with a stunning strike from outside the box.

Crawley’s tails were up and it looked like they then might find a winner but it was Mansfield who broke clear and sealed the three points.

Here’s how we rated the players.

The hosts immediately improved and found a leveller just minutes after the restart. James Tilley followed up his goal at Barrow last week, with a stunning strike from outside the box.

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