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Artell: "That Was The Best Game Of The Season From Us"

27 April 2019

Artell praise for his side's remarkable fght back again...

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell said that his side never know when they are beaten after they staged a remarkable late come back to beat Forest Green 4-3 at Gresty Road. Charlie Kirk scored twice late on to make it 15 home wins for the season and although we cannot reach the play-offs due to Exeter City’s win today, it was a fantastic way to end our home games this season.

After coming back from 3-1 to win 4-3, the Crewe boss told the club’s official website: “I think that was the best game of the season from us. It was a pure football game and you have to credit Forest Green as well. I think we are the best two footballing sides in the league and I am sure if anyone saw that game today would share that.

“People will say that the league doesn’t suggest that but Forest Green and ourselves play the right way. It was a terrific way to finish at home and now we have to take that into next week at Grimsby. We have won four on the spin and we want to make it five.

“They went 3-1 up because we made some mistakes and we were punished. That can happen because they have good players but this team doesn’t know when it is beaten. There wasn’t anything riding on it for us in the end but they did terrific to come back and there were 26, 27 professionals out there playing the right way, in difficult conditions.

“Charlie made his two goals look easy. It was great technique for his first one and it wasn’t as easy as he made it look believe me. It was a wonderfully controlled finish and then for winner, he has seized on a mistake from the goalkeeper kicking it out and he has taken a great touch and put it right where he had to. It was a terrific finish and a terrific game to watch and be involved in.

“There were some good goals, from them too and Chris Porter’s finish was terrific as well. It was a great move with Brown and Gunning trying to kick Tommy but the referee has played the advantage, his weight of pass was excellent and we have worked hard on Chris in getting in those positions. It is 15th goals for him and that is an excellent return because he didn’t play as much as he would have liked in the first half of the season.

“We have won 15 games at home and we know that we have to improve the middle of the season because that has let us down in the end, especially away from home. We have done well but it is also tinged with some disappointment because we need three or four games to get where we want to be and we only have one.”

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