Harry Kewell feels ‘fantastic’ at gaining his first home win in charge of Crawley Town

Crawley Town FC v Yeovil FC 02-09-17. Josh Yorwerth. Pic Steve Robards SR1720998 SUS-170209-164347001
Crawley Town FC v Yeovil FC 02-09-17. Josh Yorwerth. Pic Steve Robards SR1720998 SUS-170209-164347001

Crawley Town head coach Harry Kewell praised his back-four after notching-up his first home win since taking charge.

He gave credit to Yeovil Town for creating an early chance on goal but were comfortable after scoring their first goal.

Crawley Town FC v Yeovil FC 02-09-17. Enzio Boldewijn . Pic Steve Robards SR1721009 SUS-170209-164406001

Crawley Town FC v Yeovil FC 02-09-17. Enzio Boldewijn . Pic Steve Robards SR1721009 SUS-170209-164406001

Jordan Roberts scored two goals either side of half-time to clinch Reds’ first win at the Checkatrade Stadium since March.

Kewell said: “We came out and played the first 15/25 minutes with a goal. We felt comfortable.

“They were trying to isolate us at the back and Josh Yorwerth and Josh Lelan were excellent today.

“Let’s not take it away from them, they (Yeovil) did have a good chance in the opening minutes and they missed the target - unfortunate for them but great for us.

Crawley Town FC v Yeovil Town FC 02-09-17. Tackle that led to a yellow card and and injury for Jimmy Smith. Pic Steve Robards SR1721062 SUS-170209-164438001

Crawley Town FC v Yeovil Town FC 02-09-17. Tackle that led to a yellow card and and injury for Jimmy Smith. Pic Steve Robards SR1721062 SUS-170209-164438001

Kewell explained his philosophy of being flexible having again played two of his wingers, Roberts and Boldewijn, as strikers.

He said: “In this day and age you’ve got to be able to adjust your playing style.

“You can come as a winger and you can find yourself in the middle of the park.”

Kewell admitted taking his first three home points in charge of a Football League team was a great feeling and was reward for hard work done on the training ground.

He said: “I’m not going to lie, a win feels fantastic.

“You work all week in preparing yourself; it’s about giving the players the ideas of what we feel is going to happen and then executing that and they did today.

“I’m very happy to get the first three points at home but we can’t slack on that; we’ve got to continue.”