Drummy: Our slow start was '˜calamitous'
Crawley Town head coach Dermot Drummy admitted going 2-0 down in the first few minutes against Southampton was '˜calamitous.'
Goalkeeper Yussuf Mersin pushed the ball into his own net in only the third minute, before the Premier League side scored again through Siph Mdlalose on nine minutes.
Southampton added a third before the break through Callum Slattery before scoring a fourth in the 77th minute with a well-taken goal by Olufela Olomola. Drummy said: “It was disappointing in terms of being the first to start.
“We were giving goals away for fun in the first five minutes, it’s calamitous!
“Don’t ask me to explain, I can’t - we had three of the back-four out and they’ve been playing to a high tempo.
“It was tough on the boys when you go 2-0 down to keep playing and Southampton got their tails up.
“Great to see Matt Harrold back, I thought he did really well, you can see his experience, the way he takes up positions.
“Addison Garnett was great because he had to open up a gear and has come through without a problem.
“Jordan Roberts has come through it without a problem and was trying to get his touch and his wind because they’ve been out of a long time and this was an ideal game to bring them back into.”
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