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"They Were Determined To Do Better"

A delighted Steve Holland spoke to crewealex.net after last nights game in the first round of the Carling Cup.

He said "The players were really down after Saturday's game and they started the game this evening as though they were determined to do something about it. They were determined to do better and I think they did. They made a good start and were very good throughout the first half. I chose to have some pace down the flanks and that gave us something different. I couldn't really do that last year, because I only had Byron here, in what was his first year at this level."

"I was really pleased with them at half time and we knew they would throw everything at us in the second half but I think the defence were much more solid. I criticised the centre-backs in private after the game on Saturday, and both of them were on top of their games tonight. They had plenty of work to do and they showed what they are capable of. If they can find that real consistency then that would make a big difference to us."

"We had a lot of penetration tonight and both penalties were penalties. They were both in dangerous positions and were felled, so I think the referee made the right decision on both occasions."

"We didn't play as much football as we liked in the second half and it was hard work. There are aspects of his game that we can improve on but Tom Pope's effort epitomised that tonight. All of them worked very hard and the result and the performance should give us confidence."

Holland also took time to mention the little 'dispute` that went on between O`Connor and Elding over who was going to take the penalties, something that looked highly unprofessional from pitchside.

"There was a bit of confusion with the first penalty, because Michael didn't train on Monday because he had attended a funeral back in Ireland and Anthony had taken them in training. Michael is the penalty taker, but thankfully it was resolved with both of them having one each."













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Date:Wednesday August 13 2008

Time: 9:37AM

 

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