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Steve: "Got To Take Chances."

29 September 2012

Alex boss gives us his reaction from Stadium MK.

Steve Davis was a frustrated manager once again as his side failed to capitalise on some very good chances at the beginning of the second half at Stadium MK. Crewe were again wasteful in front of goal and couldn’t find that clinical edge to get something from a tough away encounter. In the end, an early strike from Charlie Macdonald proved to be the difference between the two sides and Davis was again ruing some missed opportunities.

Following the 1-0 defeat, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I am disappointed and frustrated again because we created enough chances to have got a point or maybe even all three from the game. I have been saying it for a few weeks and I’ve said it again to them. There is no point playing well and not getting anything from the game. That is what it has boiled down today, we didn’t take our chances.

“They certainly kept possession better than us in the first half and they scored early after Mark (Ellis) had made a mistake. He stepped up and gifted them the goal. He is not taught that here and he just did it today. It was one of a rare mistake the defence made today and it let them in.

“They controlled the first 25 minutes but we told the players to be patient and we would come into the game. I thought we did get on the ball more in the last 20 minutes of the first half and the lads took that into the second half. We had a word with them and it was an excellent start to the second half. We had two one-on-ones and Max had a chance but we didn’t convert them.

“We had enough chances to get something from it. Nine times out of ten, you would have backed AJ to score. With a bit of confidence he would have taken it round it. That is the difference between League One finishing and League Two finishing.

“We just can’t keep on missing opportunities like that. We would have got a pat on the back for our second half performance but we have to convert more chances or we are not going to win games or pick up points.”

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