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Artell: "Worst Performance Of The Season, One Of The Best Results"

17 September 2019

David Artell reflected on a disappoiting performance from his team at Leyton Orient, but a game that yielded three points due to his side's never-say-die attitude.

Will Jaaskelainen saved a second half penalty & James Jones popped up in the last minute to give Crewe a 2-1 victory over the O's in East London.

Artell said: “Worst performance of the season, one of the best results probably.

“Don’t get me wrong, we’ve hit the bar, the post & James Jones had a chance just before we scored the winner, but we never felt in control of the game.

“Certainly second half, Orient had all the possession & territory without creating a clear-cut chance other than the penalty which was just a stupid mistake.

“I never felt they were going to score, but I didn’t think we were either because we weren’t playing very well.

“I think it was probably out worst performance of the season, but what I would say is I think the lads deserve their bit of luck because we didn’t get any at Newport & we did tonight to Orient what Newport did to us.

“We weren’t very good on the ball, but I thought we defended properly apart from a mistake each from each centre half.

“It’s the sign of a half decent team when you win when you don’t play well, so we’ll take that.”

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