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Steve: "The Lads Kept Going"

3 April 2015

Boss admits that we just lacked that genuine chance to nick all three points

Steve Davis says that his Crewe Alexandra side just lacked that extra piece of quality in the final third of the pitch to unlock a stringent Crawley defence. The Alex certainly kept going right until the final whistle, but didn’t conjure up too many clear-cut chances to test the experienced Brian Jensen in the Crawley goal.

Crewe’s best chances saw man-of-the-match Greg Leigh force Jensen into an early save and Chris Atkinson chipped an effort onto the roof of the netting.

After the goalless draw at Gresty Road, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “The game just needed a goal and we didn’t produce that final pass, cross or shot in the final third. We just needed that bit of quality.

“I thought we were decent and played the better of the football, particularly in the first half. Both sides had a go and we kept going but we couldn’t find a way of breaking them down.

“There were one or two scrambles from them at the end but I thought we defended magnificently well and they didn’t have too many chances either. Neither goalkeeper had too many saves to make. 

“I thought about changing the forward players at half time but I left 10/15 minutes to see if they could create some better opportunities but it didn’t happen, so the changes came. We brought Coco on first as we thought that the best thing to do and then Brad to add some pace. Marcus (Haber) we introduced late on to offer some height in both boxes. Maybe we could get a late cross into Marcus late on so he could get his head onto it. Nothing really fell for us to nick the three points.

“We went about it in a positive way but we couldn’t find that goal but it wasn’t for the want of trying. There are no easy games in this division and that doesn’t matter if you are at the top or the bottom, they are all hard and you have to play well to win them.

Steve added: “We played well enough to get something from the game, but they will be marginally happy with the draw than us. In the context of where we are it was important not to get beat and we have gone two games unbeaten to take him into the Chesterfield game.”

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