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Steve On Yeovil Defeat

22 October 2016

Steve Davis gives his post-match reaction following defeat to Yeovil.

"We just couldn't find that equaliser that we were searching for."

"We had to be a bit more composed and patient. We only really had George today, who looked like creating anything. They worked hard but we couldn't break them down. We tried to get more attacking players on, with Alex playing off the front and we gave George some more space and you always hope that a chance will fall to Ryan or Daggers but it didn't in the last 20 minutes.

"Yeovil played 4-1-4-1 and that made it difficult for us. I thought the performance was reasonably good. We did some good things, especially in the first half and we needed to be more clinical and have a bit of luck with the ones that hit the bar. I don't think Daggers could have gone any closer with the shot just before half time.

"We hit the crossbar twice and had some good chances. Their goalkeeeper made some good saves as well and they had a game plan and fair play to them. I was a bit disappointed with the award of 3 minutes at the end, because we felt they were taking them time to take anything. The referee said it would be three minutes and then anything more for time wasting and I think everyone who was here felt there was a fair amount of that.

"I don't think Ben had too much to do other than that. He pushed one round the post early in the second half but I think there wasn't too many more.

"We said to them all week that they would be a threat from set-plays, free-kicks and corners. We told them not to give silly free-kicks away, so Zooms does and the lad has scored from almost 30 yards. Zooms says he didn't touch him but the referee was giving free-kicks for very little all day and he has given it. That is down to the individual. He has got to more patient because there was no reason for him to commit the foul.

After the frustrating 1-0 home defeat, Steve Davis told the club's official web-site: "It is a disappointing result for us. It just didn't seem to be our day today. We created a number of good chances, especially in the first half but we continued score that goal today. If we had then I'm sure it would have been a different game but if it isn't happening then it should be 0-0. We have got to try and not get beat, which to their credit we have done over the last few weeks.

Crewe hit the woodwork twice through Chris Dagnall and we had enough chances to have been two or three goals up at the interval, but we just couldn't find that goal today, to change the complexion of the contest.

Steve Davis was a frustrated figure after his Crewe side suffered their first home defeat of the season after Yeovil did a smash and grab job on us. Yeovil defended resolutely and won the game after Matt Dolan had curled home a free-kick just after the hour mark.

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