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13 February 2018

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Town boss Nathan Jones was over the moon with his side's performance as they put four past Crawley Town in a convincing victory at Kenilworth Road this evening.

Olly Lee opened the scoring as his deflected effort beat Glenn Morris just before the half hour mark, with James Collins heading in on the stroke of half-time to double the lead.

Luke Berry hammered in after the break from Jack Stacey's pass before Collins rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by Josh Lelan 76 minutes in.

Jones said: "That was absolutely outstanding and, to be honest, it should have been a lot more. We were better than when we won by eight and seven, some of the football we played was...I haven't got adjectives to say, but I am so proud of them.

"They've won seven out of eight and they have come here and looked to play, they have got a structure about how they want to play. But we got at them, we suppressed them.

"We stopped them playing and some of the stuff we played was different gear. I mean I wouldn't like to see the stats, but the possession stats, the chances, that was as convincing a performance I have ever seen.

"I thought we were outstanding from start to finish. I am disappointed with the goal, I am disappointed to get a hell of a lot more goals, a hell of a lot more goals.

"If we look back, some of the football was breathtaking at times. We needed the goal and we got a bit of luck. We hit the post, they hit the post to be fair with probably their only chance. I thought we were excellent.

"I am not being arrogant or boasting or anything, I am proud of that and I am going wax lyrical about that because it was a wonderful performance that, it really, really was. They have come into the game the form team in the league. Seven out of eight they have won. They've beaten Accrington, Mansfield, they beat Notts County.

"So to come here and for us to do what we did to them – their manager said they ripped us a part at their place, I have no idea where that came from. But I won't quite use those words tonight, but wow, that was outstanding."

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