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"Draw Was Fair"

21 April 2014

Manager disappointed with stalemate

Steve Davis says that our goalless draw with Colchester United was a fair result over the 90 minutes at Gresty Road and that his Crewe side ‘huffed and puffed’ but just lacked that extra bit of quality in the final third.

Colchester United came closest to winning the game when Freddie Sears hit the post in the second half after Crewe were caught in possession in the central of the park.

After the 0-0 draw with the Essex side, Steve Davis told “I was pleased with the clean-sheet and the fact that they didn’t create too many chances and test Ben Garratt on too many occasions, but we were much the same in the final third.

“We didn’t create enough in the final third either and that is something I’ve been saying that for much of the season. There were some tired legs out there at the end and we tried different things with the substitutes. Billy (Waters) did okay and gave us some life and we gave Vadaine and AJ a go to see if they could change it and produce something. We huffed and puffed but didn’t create enough.

“It has been important over the two Easter games not to have lost and we have collected four points, which we would have probably have welcomed before the two games, but we would have certainly wanted those extra two points today after what we did at Shrewsbury on Friday.

“I didn’t think we deserved to win the game today. I thought a draw was fair as there was not that much in the game or between the two sides in terms of genuine chances.

“Our best hope looked like coming from a corner or a free-kick. Byron forced a save from their goalkeeper after a free-kick routine we had worked on out on the training pitch, but we didn’t have that extra quality today that we had at Shrewsbury.

 He added: “The concentration levels were good but we didn’t show enough to win the game. We had a good 20/25 minute spell in the first half and had more possession in the second half but we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough and maybe both sets of players were afraid to make a mistake that could have cost their team.”


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