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Artell Pleased To Build On Rotherham Foundation With Another 'Fantastic' Away Point

29 September 2021

David Artell felt that last night’s draw against Plymouth Argyle was a fair result in the end but he says it would have been interesting if Crewe had taken one of their other good chances and gone in at the interval two goals to the good.

The Railwaymen finished the back end of the first half strongly with Scott Robertson and Mikael Mandron both having good opportunities to add to Scott Kashket’s wonderfully struck opener.

Following the hard fought point at Home Park, Artell told the club’s official website: “It is another really tough place to come and I felt that we had some good chances to go in at half time more than just the one goal in front.

“Plymouth started really well for the first 15, 20 minutes, although we scored in the third minute or whatever it was. We were really good for 25 minutes of that first half and we were like ‘that’s it’. That is more like us but we couldn’t sustain it for longer enough and we couldn’t quite get going again in the second half and it became a tough, long night again in the second half.

“We were our own worst enemies at time because we gave possession away too easily and we have to be better with the ball for longer spells but what I cannot fault is the work ethic. It was right up there again to what we produced at Rotherham and I felt we improved on that performance here because we were better with the ball and had more threat.

“It is a long, long, way to come for a Tuesday night game and the lads gave everything. I am sure Ryan (Lowe) will say that his side had the lions’ share of the possession, had a large number of shots and he would be right but I cannot honestly remember a chance they had and thought ‘they really should have scored there,’ apart from the goal really. I think it was a fantastic point for us.”

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