Jones the hero as Lions crash out
Paul Jones was Crawley's hero as the debutant goalkeeper helped his new side dump Millwall out of the Capital One Cup 4-1 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
The Reds looked impressive throughout at The Den and secured victory after Jones saved penalties from Darius Henderson and Jack Smith in recently-appointed manager Richie Barker's first match at the helm.
Things began well for the npower League One new-boys, who deservedly broke the deadlock after 16 minutes when Nicky Adams' floated corner was headed home by Hope Akpan. But the lead lasted just seven minutes as Liam Feeney found space to twist and turn on the right flank before delivering a low cross which Darren Ward nodded past Jones.
It took a moment of magic for Crawley to regain the lead once more and it came from the boot of Adams, who curled a superb shot from distance into the top left-hand corner over the statuesque Maik Taylor.
Former Millwall striker Gary Alexander saw a goal chalked off as Crawley continued to press, although the Lions managed to eke out a leveller and force extra time with five minutes remaining through substitute Shaun Batt's fierce strike.
Thirty goalless minutes followed before Henderson, who saw an effort disallowed in extra time, had his penalty saved, with Smith then also denied by Jones as Crawley went on to win it 4-1.