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Boss Pleased With Majority Of Our Build Up Play

22 October 2018

David Artell was pleased that his players were encouraged to shoot more in and around the Stevenage penalty area but he is striving for them to be more accurate and clinical when doing so.

Crewe recorded their first away win of the season thanks to Jordan Bowery’s wonderful finish with the outside of the boot. Artell says that the winning margin should have been more with Chris Porter going closest to a second when he hit the foot of the post.

Artell told the club’s official website: “It was nice to get that monkey off our back with that first away win. It was good to win the game and we should and could have scored more.

“We had a lot of opportunities, in and around their box and we shot four or five times over the crossbar. We needed to be more accurate with our shooting but the real positive was that we got in those positions to have a shot. Our play up to that point was good.

“It was pleasing and we kept the ball really well against their ten men until we actually scored. We just had to get back to passing the ball and the only negative was that we didn’t win the game more comfortably.

“I thought they were really professional and went about their business really well.”

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