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Steve: "If's It Over The Line Then It's Disappointing"

15 October 2016

Steve Davis gives us his post match reaction from Meadow Lane

"Saying that if the decision is wrong then I am disappointed that we have not got four points from two tough away games. We conceded a poor goal from our point of view and we need to work on that. There were some mistakes there when they didn't look like scoring but we had to tighten up because if we had managed to get that clean sheet, the header had counted from Harry and Alex comes on and scores we end up winning 2-0 and we would have been very happy with the three points and the performance."

"I just thought we lacked that bit of quality this afternoon and our decision making was poor at times. We played some good football at times and looked comfortable but we didn't created enough for my liking. It wasn't for a lack of effort but we just needed to be more careful with the ball in the final third. I think at the end both managers will be happy with a point.

"I wanted to bring some fresh legs on and get us further up the pitch. Jonah was given freedom to get forward more with Danny Hollands sitting and we wanted to push the full backs on and get us higher up the pitch. I was pleased that Alex has come on, got his goal and made the impact I wanted him to have.

"We have come back time and time again this season and I know I have the characters in the team to do that. I know we have the players out there who can get us a goal and Alex Kiwomya has come one and shown that he is a very capable finisher. It was a great run and poke through from George (Cooper) and Alex has finished it in the corner.

"I want to see it again before I say anything else but I will be disappointed if it is over the line.

After the game that eventually ended 1-1 thanks to goals from Forte and Kiwomya, Steve told "We couldn't really see from our position but the reaction of the players suggested that the header had crossed the line. If it has crossed the line then it is disappointing. The linesman is in the best position to see it and when he came back I said to him 'I hope you have got that right' and he replied that he had. We don't have goal line technology at this level and maybe we should have. It is still our living and those decisions can cost managers their jobs. It could prove costly to us in the long run.

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis was pleased with the response of his players after they once again fought back from going a goal behind coupled with a key decision that went against us when Harry Davis's header from a corner looked liked it had crossed the line when the score was locked at 0-0.

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