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Steve: "We Didn't Deserve That"

12 December 2015

Alex boss annoyed with extended injury time.

"We can't dwell on it and move forward. This type of thing can happen in football and it is about improving our game management. We are all dejected by the way that has finished today but we have a busy period coming up and that gives us chance to get a number of points in a short space of time."

"Our goals were well crafted and I was delighted that Callum came off the bench and got his first goal. It could and should have been the winner but it didn't turn out like that but I'm sure it will give him great confidence that he has shown that he can come on and get a goal. That is a positive to take from the game and I couldn't fault them for the effort they put in. They gave everything and it is a dejected dressing room.

"Our game management has to be better under those circumstances. We will got through it again to make sure we avoid making the same mistake. It is something that we have to learn from and make sure it doesn't happen again.

"We thought that the game was won but we have to see it through and deal better with that third goal. I don't know why he has played over five or six minutes of injury when he said there would be three minutes. I will put that in the report and I was also annoyed with the free-kick he awarded for the equaliser. I think he gave them the chance and evened things up a bit after not giving one or two to them in the second half.

After the game, the Alex boss told "That was hard to take because we didn't deserve that but they have switched off after Callum scored in the 89th/90th minute. We showed that soft underbelly we have but we didn't deserve it. Football can be cruel like that and we are on the receiving end of things today. We got the late win at Colchester recently and have been on the receiving end of it today.

Steve Davis couldn't hide his dejection as his hard working Crewe Alexandra side went from looking like winning the game with Callum Saunders' 90th minute goal to ending up losing it deep into stoppage time. The Crewe Alexandra players worked their socks off in appalling weather conditions, but we switched off in the dying minutes to slip to a first defeat in three games. It was cruel on the Alex.

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