Crawley keep eyes fixed on prize

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Craig Brewster

Crawley development coach Craig Brewster insists the League Two leaders are determined to remain focused after securing their seventh successive win with a 3-1 home victory over Dagenham.

Crawley, who went behind to a ninth-minute goal from Oliver Lee, battled their back to victory with a penalty from Matt Tubbs and further goals from Sergio Torres and substitute Jon-Paul Pittman. Dagenham battled for 73 minutes with 10 men following a straight red card to Scott Doe in the incident which led to Tubbs levelling from the penalty spot.

He said: "In the second half we showed what we're capable of, and their keeper (Chris Lewington) showed what a prospect he is. He was a real plus for Dagenham."

He added: "The key for us in the second half was to get the ball to wide areas as Dagenham made things difficult by digging in."

Crawley have not dropped points since Swindon turned them over 3-0 on September 13, and Brewster said the players are determined to keep their winning run going when Accrington visit the Broadfield Stadium on Saturday.

He added: "It's the old cliche about taking one game at a time. We're in form and mean to keep it going.

"Winning eight in a row would be nice but we must stay focused and do things properly. We have to keep rising above. We are top of the table and are flying along nicely."

Dagenham boss John Still refused to be downcast despite his side's fourth consecutive league defeat and ninth in 10 games.

"Our display was very good and it wasn't terrible when we lost at home to Aldershot last weekend," he said.

"If you work hard you can make things happen and we need to get back to training this week in order to turn things round."

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