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Rue our missed chances

26 December 2013

Steve pleased with performance but disappointed with result

Steve Davis was left to rue some missed opportunities at Molineux as early and late goals gave Wolves a 2-0 win. Crewe were right in the game right up until stoppage time when the Wolves substitute Leigh Griffiths sealed the three points with a well-taken second goal.

After the Boxing Day clash, Steve told “I am disappointed the result because I felt that we had chances and that we were in the game right up until the final minutes. We didn’t make a great start with Byron getting caught out by the full-back.

“We had been on to them about switching on and getting into the tempo of the game and we didn’t do that. The midfielder has made a run to the far post and has headed it in. That wasn’t the ideal start but we still settled and got the ball down and played. We started to do that mid-way through the first half and we started to create some chances. Mesca has struck a shot against Abdul after Mark Ellis had the initial chance with a free header.

“Byron has struck one over from a rebound when I think he was just offside and I thought we defended reasonably well. They had a real spell in the second half when they went in search of that second goal but we kept them out and remained in the game.

“We had two great chances to have changed the game. First Tom Hitchcock has been slipped in by Chuks and it was a good save from the goalkeeper. Then in the last few minutes, AJ was played in by Chuks but it was a miserable effort I thought. He didn’t get it on target.

“From it possibly being 1-1 we then conceded a second goal and that was the major difference today, the ability to put the ball into the net. We have come to Molineux, with this crowd and created seven or eight decent chances and if we could have converted two then you have a chance.

“I was quite pleased with the performance but disappointed with the result because I thought with some better finishing we could have got something from it. Now we have to take this performance into the Colchester game on Sunday. If we can perform like that and create and take chances, then we have every chance.”


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