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Artell: "Let's Get Back On It Away From Home"

6 April 2018

David Artell wants his Crewe Alexandra side to ‘get back on it away from home’ after a controversial decision cost us a point at Barnet on Good Friday.

Captain George Ray won the ball cleanly after reaching a cross first but the official wrongly pointed to the spot believing that the defender had played the man. John Akinde stepped up to convert his second spot-kick of the game to condemn us to an undeserved 2-1 defeat.

Ahead of this weekend’s trip to Mansfield, the Crewe boss said: “We lost at Barnet to a decision that the assessor said was wrong and they are the fine margins that can happen in football.

“I didn’t think we deserved to lose at Barnet on what was a difficult pitch. That was no fault of Barnet, it just that it rained throughout the day and made it into something of a mud bath. That suited them more and we ended up conceding two penalties. One was. One wasn’t.

“It meant our run on the road came to an end and we were disappointed because we felt we deserved something from the game but now we have a chance to get back on it.

“The way we have been playing away from home recently, means we go there with no fear. “

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