VIDEO: John Gregory - ‘They deserved to win it’

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Crawley Town manager John Gregory admitted his side failed to create chances to score in the second half of their FA Cup tie against League 2 strugglers Bristol Rovers.

Jamie Proctor’s 14th minute goal finally broke the deadlock after 178 minutes play over the three matches.

John Gregory being interviewed by Sky Sports at Leyton Orient

John Gregory being interviewed by Sky Sports at Leyton Orient

They did not look likely to score again during the second half.

However they still held the lead until Bristol equalised with eight minutes to go before finally adding a 91st minute winner.

Gregory said: “We didn’t play as well in the second half as we had in the first. Credit to Bristol - they deserved to win in and we didn’t.

“The Bristol Rovers goalkeeper had nothing to do in the second half which summed up our performance. The players feel they let the fans down.

Bristol Rovers equalise in the 82hd minute - Crawley Town went on to lose to Rovers in the FA Cup after conceding another goal in the dying minutes of their match at home (Pic by Jon Rigby)

Bristol Rovers equalise in the 82hd minute - Crawley Town went on to lose to Rovers in the FA Cup after conceding another goal in the dying minutes of their match at home (Pic by Jon Rigby)

“This tie has been a nightmare. It’s taken four attempts to play it and it’s been very difficult. We’ve had a good rest so there’s no excuse from a fitness point of view.”

Click on the video above to watch John Gregory’s post match comments.