Alex boss admits that frustration reached boiling point in the second half at the Keepmoat
Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site that he was so frustrated with his side’s second half performance at Doncaster Rovers last night that he broke more of his belongings than ever before. The Alex boss could not fault the effort of his players as they eventually went down 2-1 to Rovers in the final minute of the game, but he was evidently disappointed by the display in the second half.
Crewe had led in the game thanks to George Ray’s early opener but we couldn’t hold out as Paul Dickov’s side increased the pressure after the interval.
In an honest assessment, the Crewe boss told crewealex.net: “I wasn’t too harsh on the players because they have been terrific over the last few months. We have been on a great little run and that was our first defeat this month after winning three on the bounce.
“I thought we played well in the first half and limited their opportunities but we couldn’t sustain that in the second half.
“I was frustrated because we didn’t keep the ball well enough. We didn’t show enough composure and quality when we did get the ball and we whacked it up too much for my liking.
“We are a better team than that. We can out pass a lot of teams in this division and we didn’t show that in the second half. I think everything went on the touchline, my pen, notebook, water bottles. It was just frustrating because I know the quality we have.
The Alex boss added: “We didn’t show that quality enough in that second half and we couldn’t quite see it through because I thought we defended reasonably well.