FOREST Green Rovers could not build on their mid-week win over Barrow as they went down 2-0 at Crawley Town on Saturday.

After 15 matches without a victory in League Two, the 2-1 victory at Barrow handed boss Steve Cotterill his first win, but unfortunately for Rovers, normal service resumed at the weekend at the Broadfield Stadium.

A goal in each half from Danilo Orsi and Klaidi Lolos gave Crawley their first league win in five games as relegation-threatened Forest Green Rovers went down to a 2-0 defeat at the Broadfield Stadium.

The Red Devils broke the deadlock six minutes before the break when striker Orsi scored his 16th goal of the season with a neat flick from close range after an assist by Nick Tsaroulla.

Crawley threatened again five minutes later when Ronan Darcy took aim just outside the area and his effort was parried by keeper Vicente Reyes.

Rovers boss Steve Cotterill brought on Max Oyedele and Harvey Bunker for the second half and a pass by the former led to Charlie McCann having a low shot saved by keeper Corey Addai.

Addai was forced into action again when he saved another low effort from Dominic Thompson as Rovers enjoyed more of the ball.

Rovers threatened again through Oyedele, whose shot was parried by Addai, but substitute Lolos sealed Crawley’s victory three minutes from time when he fired home from close range after a cross by Kellan Gordon.

Lolos almost added another when his shot came back off the post before Christian Doidge had a header saved at the other end.

Rovers remain firmly in the relegation zone, where they are six points off safety having played a game more than 22nd-placed Grimsby Town.