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Artell Critical Of 'Criminal' Defending And Missed Chances

16 October 2017

David Artell described the goals we conceded and chances we missed at Yeovil on Saturday as ‘criminal’. Despite creating a number of chances and hitting the woodwork through Chris Porter and Eddie Nolam, the Railwaymen were beaten 2-0 at Huish Park.

Artell was relatively pleased with the overall performance but knows that it is the goals against column that counts.

The Crewe boss told the club’s official website:  “We played good stuff in the first-half and those fans that travelled down would have seen that. They would also have seen that they had some chances late on when they broke on us.

“We were the better team for an hour but the goals we conceded were criminal and the chances we missed were criminal as well. It is the goals column that counts.

“If you are not clinical in both boxes then you get punished and that is what happened to us on Saturday.  

“If we had gone in 4-2 up in the first half there would have been no complaints. If it ended up 8-3 then so be it. If we had been clinical then it could have been.“


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