Crawley head coach John Yems offered no excuses for a bad day at the office against Latics.

Conor McAleny scored twice while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson and Dylan Bahamboula were also on target as Crawley were well beaten 4-1, their fourth defeat in five games.

Substitute James Tilley grabbed a late consolation for the Reds but they are now eight points adrift of a play-off place 

Yems said: “You can’t dress it up – we got outplayed. At one stage, I thought it might be seven or eight.

“We weren’t at it in all areas. Up until the last couple of games I thought we’ve had a good season – I don’t want it to end like this.

“Oldham had a better plan – but we know we can do better than that.”

Yems says he is determined to end the season with everything in the final seven games, and he added: “It’s nothing to do with shape if you haven’t got the heart and desire.

“You can either jack it in or come out fighting; fortunately I don’t jack anything in.

“It is not easy without the fans, they make a difference and it’s a funny time of the year but now we have seven games to put it right.”