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Boss Pleased With Better Ball Retention

25 October 2018

David Artell was delighted with his side’s physicality in standing up to Yeovil Town on Tuesday evening. He was also extremely pleased with the improvement he has seen in our passing accuracy.

Darren Way’s side are athletic, especially in midfield and have some powerful players in most positions – but the Alex boss was pleased with his side’s endeavour in seeing us pick up a point. It really should have been three points with the Railwaymen dominating much of the ball in the second half.

The Crewe Alexandra boss said following the 1-1 draw: “It is never easy going to Yeovil. It is a tough place to go and get a result and they rely heavily on being difficult to beat at home, so I was pleased with our performance there. We should have won but it can quite easiy go wrong and you can let one in at the other end from a counter attack or set-play.

“We stuck to our defending really well and that was all of them. We didn’t make too many mistakes other than their goal when we didn’t attack the diagonal ball enough. We stuck to it and it was good to see. Ainley and Kirk worked their socks off defensively for us and were up and down all night.

“Our full-backs overlapped and got forward a lot and I thought physically we had outdone them. We did that by keeping the ball really well. We kept it so well in second half and we deserved more than we got.

The boss added: “It is three unbeaten now and now it has to be four on Saturday. That is now you progress in the right direction.”

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