JORDAN Evans felt the key to Oxford United’s handsome win at Crawley Town was the swift way they bounced back from falling behind.

The game became a stroll for the visitors in the second half as they went on to win 5-1, but at one stage it was looking like a tough afternoon after the home side's opener.

Crawley had looked dangerous in the opening half-hour and took the lead when Joe McNerney fired in from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

But within ten minutes United were back on level terms thanks to Chris Maguire’s thumping finish, which sent them into half-time with renewed confidence.

Evans said: “I think that was very important.

“I thought in the first half we started and maybe didn’t adjust to the conditions as well as we could have done.

“It was a sloppy goal to concede, but we didn’t let our heads drop and we got one back within ten minutes and after that I think we were always going to score goals.

“The second half was good to play in.

“Once we came out and got the early goal we were really at it and then we got another one, it settled us and we could play a bit more.”

Although the scoreline equalled a club record for an away win in the Football League, it could easily have been more convincing as United created chances at will after the break.

The left back said: “I think we could have scored more.

“We went through one-on-one with the keeper a few times and hit the post, but you can’t grumble when you get five away from home.

“The mood has been positive all week and we have always been ready for this game. It was a great result.”