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'That Final Ball Let Us Down"

25 February 2019

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell says his side were let down by the final ball and decision making in the final third against Exeter City.

Crewe’s fine seven-game unbeaten run came to an end at the weekend after the Grecians ran out 2-1 winners in a fairly even contest at Gresty Road.

David told the club’s official website: “I thought it was to evenly matched teams, two good teams and there wasn’t much in it.

“We weren’t quite at it and our final ball let us down. We didn’t put the ball into areas we should of and when we did, Charlie Kirk put on in to the area and Chris Porter doesn’t miss those. It was a great goal.

“We couldn’t turn our possession into chances and we were on the wrong side of the line. In the last few weeks we have known what it has taken to win the game, but we just fell short against a good Exeter side.

“The lads didn’t do much wrong but we didn’t do quite enough not to lose the game. It was just about making right decisions at the right times and we didn’t quite do that enough and paid the price for that. We just weren’t quite good enough on the day.”



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