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Perhaps The Penalty Shook Us Out Of Our Slumber

18 March 2019

David Artell was hugely disappointed with the penalty and ultimately the goal we went on to concede against Crawley Town on Saturday. Captain for the day in the absence of the suspended George Ray, Perry Ng, tried to rectify some lapse marking inside the Crewe penalty area and we was adjudged to have pushed Reece Grego-Cox as we threatened to tuck home a cross from Filipe Morais.

Ollie Palmer converted the spot kick to put the visitors ahead, but Crewe fought back in emphatic style and went on to score six goals in a game for the second time this season.

Artell was delighted with his team’s superb recovery but he was displeased with the goal we conceded to go a goal down.

The Crewe boss said: “It looked a penalty from where I was and the marking wasn’t good. Perry was the wrong side but he ended up marking the striker there because the centre-halves were nowhere to be seen.

“Perry tried to get his mates out of trouble but it was clumsy and I was not surprised when the referee gave it. It may have been a soft one but it was a result of our own decision making.

“Maybe the penalty being scored was the catalyst to what was to come. It shook us from our slumber if you like and we went on to score four in seven or eight minutes before half-time.”

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