Port Vale: Fans' views
I THOUGHT we played well in the first half-hour and deservedly took the lead.
But we switched off, just as we did a week earlier when we also took the lead before falling to a 2-1 home defeat by Barnet.
We were sloppy goals in conceding all three goals, but Clayton McDonald's sending-off was crucial – as was Sean Rigg's failure to shoot when he was put through on goal in the second half.
McDonald hardly touched Scott Davies when he earned a second yellow card – I thought it was a soft dismissal.
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We deserved something out of the game, but now I'm hoping that no other players leave the club before Thursday's loan deadline.
At least we received some money for Lee Collins as part of his move to Barnsley, although I don't think he is up to Championship standard.
KEV WALSHAW, Cobridge
CRAWLEY do everything they can to make you dislike them. Their players were constantly diving to try and influence the referee – they're not a very nice side at all.
Marc Richards led the forward line very well and played his heart out. His instinctive finish, which put us in the lead, once again proved what a great goalscorer he is. I felt sorry for young Joe Davis as he came on in difficult circumstances and understandably struggled a bit.
ROB RHEAD, May Bank
IT was an unlucky defeat. The players' attitude was spot again and we couldn't have asked for more in terms of effort.
The players faced difficult circumstances as they were upset the club's administrators had asked an agent to approach other clubs to inquire about any interest in them. The key to the defeat was Clayton McDonald's red card just after half-time.
But even after that we could have gone 3-1 up had Rigg capitalised on his great chance.
In terms of ensuring Football League status our next three home games against Hereford, Dagenham and Macclesfield will be crucial.
We're a top-10 team, but there will be no room for complacency over the coming weeks.
ANDY McCORMACK, Burslem
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