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Boss Bemoans Missed Chances

19 January 2015

Crewe would have been out of sight on Saturday if we would have converted our early chances

Steve Davis was disappointed that some missed chances in the opening half an hour on Saturday would later deny his side a share of the points at Notts County. Crewe created the better of the chances in the first half at Meadow Lane and Davis felt that after seeing the club’s first defeat in five games, that if we had managed to have conceded one or two goals then we would have gone on to win the game.

Crewe conceded an avoidable penalty on the stroke of half-time, but hit back just two minutes after the restart following a solo run and shot from the impressive Jamie Ness.

In a second half that could have gone either way, it was the home side, who snatched the three points thanks to Billy Daniels’ wonderfully controlled volley with four minutes left.

December, the Alex boss was left bemoaning some missed chances. thAfter seeing his Crewe side lose for the first time since 13

Steve told “We had some really good chances, especially in the first 20 minutes and we could have scored two or three and been out of sight. I think if we had managed to have converted them then we would have gone on to have won the game because of the nervousness of Notts County and their supporters.

“It was a good time to hit them and we were really positive in that first half and should have gone in ahead. Instead we have given away an avoidable penalty because our decision making for those two or three minutes at the end of the half was poor throughout.

“We had controlled much of the half and I didn’t think we deserved that but we made a terrific start to the second half and got ourselves level quickly. What was disappointing was that we didn’t build on that as much as we should have.

“If we had scored in that early part of the game when we should have then I think we would have won the game.”

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