Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth was absolutely delighted with his side's reaction to their recent wobble as they carved open Crawley in the second half to win 4-0.

They were indebted to hat-trick hero, Craig Mackail-Smith, and Ebere Eze for the goals as the Blues ran riot after the break.

In Mackail-Smith's case, it was the first hat-trick at Adams Park for six years and the first for Wanderers since Scott Kashket scored three in a 5-0 win at Chesterfield last December in the FA Cup.

Ainsworth said: "The most pleasing thing is what we put into work this week.

"Simple things but the boys sat through a lengthy video session in the week to try and put things right.

"At Morecambe, we did ok with the attempts at goal but I felt we could have kept the ball a bit better and they did it in this match.

"I saw the players put all the things into practice that we had done in the week and there were some bits of magic out there. Ebere and Craig will get the headlines and it was a real team performance from us."

The first goal opened the floodgates and Ainsworth purred at the quality of the strike from Eze as well as praising Mackail-Smith for his impact.

He added: "The first goal was class. Ebere had a one-two with Bayo and he waltzed through with ease.

"I thought their keeper had done really well to come out quickly but Ebs plays like he is in the park sometimes and that is a fantastic attribute to have."

"Then you go on to Macca as well who is the ultimate professional. He is first thing every morning one of the last to leave.

"He is a great professional who does his job and what you get is a fantastic hat-trick and I am sure Craig will enjoy that one.

"It has taken him a few weeks to get his body in shape and it doesn't always fall into place but Craig has been really good.

"i have to credit our physio team with the work they have done and if we can keep Craig firing he will be such a threat."

Another pleasing aspect of the win was a clean sheet for his side and Ainsworth hailed the likes of Adam El-Abd for their desire to keep a shutout.

"Adam, Anthony Stewart, Dominic Gape, who has been fantastic at right-back and the evergreen Joe Jacobson all played very well.

"Dom is a scrapper and he fights for everything. They try to target him with the high ball but he is a little dynamo.

"Joe, in my opinion, is the best left-back at this level and the back five have to be really proud of the clean sheet.

"You saw Adam at the end there, throwing his body on the line to preserve that clean sheet at 4-0 up and they were throwing themselves into crazy tackles as they care so much. It was awesome to watch."

The Blues now face a tricky trip to Accrington tomorrow evening and Ainsworth could make changes for the game.

He commented: "The players who were rotated such as Sam Saunders, Marcus Bean and Dan Scarr come into contention.

"It is great to have that depth and we have some good players coming back and the team can achieve this season.