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Davis: "Important We Dug In"

22 December 2015

Steve pleased with the resolve his defence showed to make sure we didn't lose two on the bounce.

Steve Davis says that Saturday’s draw with Fleetwood Town showed that his side can grind out a result when up against it in the second half. The Alex held on to grasp a point against the Cod Army with Steven Pressley’s side’s arguably creating the better of the clear cut chances in the second period.

Davis was not happy with our attacking intent in the second half but was pleased that the back four stood relatively firm and Ben Garratt made some fine saves when called upon.

Steve Davis told “We scored the early goal through Ryan (Lowe) but didn’t give ourselves long enough to grow into the game before they caught us on the counter attack. If we had managed to go in at 1-0 or had got another then I’m sure it would have been different.

“We came out after half-time wanting to get at them but we only managed to do that in spells during the second half. We didn’t have the quality needed to break them down and Fleetwood were slightly better than us.

“They had a lot of possession in front of us but did have the better of the opportunities. Ben did well to save them and he certainly made up for their goal when he knows he could have done better with it.

“We could have really gone for it and left gaps at the back and I think the players were wary of what Fleetwood could do on the break. They had a lot of pace up there and they were good on the counter. We managed to cope with the majority of it. That was pleasing. We had to dig in to get a result.

He added: “We lacked that positively and attacking intent in the second half. It panned out like that but it was also important we didn’t lose the game.”

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