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Artell: "Our Decision Making On The Ball Cost Us Tonight"

23 November 2021

David Artell told the club’s official website that our decision making on the ball cost us dearly against an energetic Wimbledon side this evening. Crewe took the lead after just 11 minutes through Chris Long but found ourselves 3-1 down at the half-time interval as an impressive Dons hit back.

Crewe weathered an early storm second half and actually created enough chances to perhaps have got something from the game. A late goal from Chris Porter did cause a nervy finish for the home side, but they held on to claim all three points.

Following the 3-2 defeat, the Alex boss told us: “I think our own decision making on the ball has cost us the game. We gave them two really soft goals. There was the corner and the penalty and it doesn’t matter who you play against if you give any team two goals then it is going to be a tough night.

“I thought our front three were very good. When we beat the press, those three up there were a real threat and two of them scored. They looked dangerous and we scored two good goals.

“We had enough chances to have got something from the game late on. Zac Williams should have scored from the corner and Scott Kashket should have got a shot off when he went through. We also had half chances through Finney and there were times when we should have got in.

He added: “When you come up against a team that press like that and Wimbledon are very good at it, you still have to find a way and we didn’t find a way for long enough. We have to make better decisions on the ball. When we got it beyond their press, we looked as though we are going to score goals but we cannot concede the goals like we did tonight.”

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