Crawley Town 1, Bolton Wanderers 4: Who stood out for the Reds in their defeat to Wanderers?

As ten-man Crawley Town were beaten by promoted Bolton Wanderers, we rate the players on show at the People’s Pension Stadium.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:22 pm
The People's Pension Stadium. Picture courtesy of Getty Images

Antoni Sarcevic and Oladapo Afolayan put the Trotters 2-0 up before Reds skipper George Francomb was sent off. Eoin Doyle and Lloyd Isgrove made sure of Bolton's promotion in the second half before David Rodari netted his first goal for Crawley. Player ratings below...

Let down by his defence again and could do little about all four Bolton goals. Made some decent saves to spare it getting any worse that it already had.
Sent off for a second yellow card. Francomb was moved to right-back to combat the Bolton winger, but was given his marching orders in his first 1v1 for a shirt pull. Sheer stupidity from the skipper.
Absolutely skinned for the first Bolton goal; the visitor’s skipper Antoni Sarcevic cutting inside the Crawley centre-half and rifling home from no more than ten yards. Subbed at half-time.
All over the place for Bolton’s second as the visitor’s played through the Reds defence, which was woefully exposed. Poor touch saw Bolton put the ball in the net, but the Reds’ defender was saved by the lineman’s flag.
Bit all over the place, much like his defensive teammates. Struggled to match the pace of the Bolton frontline as they broke in behind. Not much he could do about the fourth, as Powell well and truly stitched him up.
Was caught watching the ball a bit as Bolton played through the middle of the park. To be fair, he kept his head, and worked tirelessly to the end.
Pretty absent in the middle but worked hard. Could not cope with the tempo Bolton played at and looked slightly leggy.
Had Crawley’s best chance of the first half, as he fired over from about 15 yards with his weaker left foot. Sloppy pass gifted Bolton a fourth.
Battled well but was unable to cope with Bolton’s tempo as they pushed forward down the left. Beaten far too easily as the visitors added a third shortly after the interval. Subbed with twenty to go.
Acres of space wide left, and used his pace and skill to burst forward. Looked good when dribbling at the Bolton defence, but was given little chance to show his quality given how dominant the visitors were.
Isolated upfront without partner-in-crime Tom Nichols, who is completing a three-game suspension. Lacked service, and it only got worse when Crawley went down to ten men. Looked frustrated throughout.
Subbed on a half-time for McNerney and showed a few good touches but looks a bit short on the physicality required at this level. Good finish late on for his first Reds goal.
Came on for the last twenty and tracked his runner well to deny Bolton a fourth.
Assisted the Crawley goal late on, showed composure to slide in Rodari, who finished neatly from inside the area.