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No More Wonder Goals!

19 February 2014

Boss hoping to see the back of worldie strikes from distance

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is hoping that a collection of wonder goals against his side will end this weekend. Five of the last six goals to have gone into Ben Garratt’s net have been contenders for Goal-of-the-Month in the Football League and Davis says sometimes to have to hold your hand up and respect the quality of the finishing.

Bradford City’s captain Gary Jones scored two long-distance shots at Valley Parade to salvage a draw for the Bantams and arguably those two goals were superseded by two better strikes from Brentford’s Alan Judge and another from Adam Forshaw that was closing in on being 35 yards out!

Steve told “If you look at the last six goals we have conceded, five of them have come from 20 yards plus out. The last one from Forshaw was closer to 35 yards and has flown in into the top corner.

“We actually set up defensively so Brentford wouldn’t get in behind and we dealt with that much better. As a defender you would normally settle for a player electing to shoot from distance. You don’t usually get hurt from those situations because it has to be some effort to beat the goalkeeper.

“The five goals that have gone in against us have all been spectacular and sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and accept it. They have been wonder goals and hopefully they have all come in the past two games rather than spread over the season.

“I think they have all been considered for goal of the month and you have to admire the ability of the players shooting. The wind made things very difficult as well and the only disappointing thing from our point of view is that our midfielders could have been closer to their opponent when they shot.

“It is something we spoke about and worked on after what happened at Bradford.”

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