Kewell's delight following Reds' first win

Crawley Town head coach Harry Kewell. Picture by Steve Robards
Crawley Town head coach Harry Kewell. Picture by Steve Robards

Harry Kewell spoke of his relief after he scored a first competitive victory as Crawley Town head coach today.

A first half own-goal from Swindon Town skipper Olly Lancashire was followed by efforts in the second 45 minutes from Jordan Roberts and returning Jimmy Smith, which sealed a 3-0 away win for Reds at Robins' County Ground.

Crawley, who started the day bottom of the Football League and without a point from their opening three games, shocked Swindon - who were top heading into the clash.

Kewell now hopes a win at highly-fancied League 2 promotion hopefuls Robins breeds confidence throughout his squad.

He said: "It's a great feeling but we're not getting carried away, it's only one game. What this can do is change a lot of things for us, all we'll do now is continue to do what we have done and that is work hard.

"Swindon are a team looking for promotion, so I can't see too many teams coming here and getting a result. They are a quality team with lots of dangers but credit to my team, we stuck to our task and I thought we deserved the win."

Jimmy Smith, who returned to skipper the side in the win over Swindon, started for the first time since Crawley's opening game in pre-season.

Reds' head coach Kewell believes he could be crucial to the team going forward.

He added: "Jimmy (Smith) made a massive difference. He's great organiser and he's got that little bit of class, which will be massive for us."