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Artell: "Just Needed Better Cutting Edge"

17 September 2018

Boss not happy with our play in possession at Cheltenham but he still thinks we had enough good chances to nick it.

David Artell believes that we just lacked that decisive cutting edge that could have seen us nick all three points at Cheltenham on Saturday. The game ended in stalemate in what was Mike Duff’s first game in charge of Cheltenham after he was chosen as the long-term successor to Gary Johnson.

In a fairly even contest, both sides had chances to win the game with Crewe arguably shading the better of those chances. Our best chance fell in stoppage time but goalkeeper Scott Flinders made himself big to deny Ryan Wintle at the death.

Artell said: “We didn’t play well enough in possession but we still managed to create some good chances. We had the better of the chances but just couldn’t take one of them.

“There were three or four headers and Ryan had the best of them right at the end. You have to credit the goalkeeper, he got out to him and Ryan has just hit him really.

“We have to play better in possession and if we do then we will create chances, then we just have to take them. If we would have taken one I’m sure we would have gone on to win the game because we defended well.”


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