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Managers React To Weekend Draw

Both Dario and Lincoln boss Chris Sutton believe their sides could have got the maximum three points from the weekend's 1-1 draw.

Though the fact they're both saying that suggests that perhaps a draw was the fairest result.

For us though, it's a matter of ruing missed chances as well as a defensive mistake. Taking the lead through leading goal-poacher Shaun Miller on 23 minutes did set us up nicely.

Defensive mistakes at the Alex are never far away though and captain for the day Ashley Westwood was unusually caught cold inside his own half before the half time break, allowing Albert Jarrett to take advantage of a somewhat static Railwaymen defence.

The better chances certainly fell to Crewe for the rest of the day, particularly in the final moments when balls were hitting the post and being cleared off the line, but having played 120 minutes of football just days previously most of the Alex faithful will have been happy to take a point and avoid defeat.

Sutton, the former Blackburn and Chelsea forward, believed his side should have been ahead at the break:

'It was entertaining, I thought we were unfortunate to go behind but they do have that threat on the counter-attack, I didn`t think the scoreline was particularly fair at the break.

"On the balance of play we deserved to go in up at the break, it doesn`t work like that and then we had a couple of really good chances but didn`t take them.

'Crewe are a really difficult side and have got a lot of big boys and the big threat up front. They hit the post towards the end and had a couple of close scares so probably a draw was about right."


Dario meanwhile says he thought Lincoln rode their look towards the end of the game when the Alex went in search of a winner:

'It was a hard game and I think it was going to be a hard game against whoever we played this afternoon because of the game against Ipswich on Tuesday. Saying that I thought the fitness levels of the players was very good and we finished strongly.

'Lincoln certainly had a bit of luck at end with Westy's shot. I don't think the defender knew too much about it. It just hit him on the line and they got that break. I also thought Zola's header was in and he did very well when he came on and Byron went close with his first touch, so there were chances there.'




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Date:Monday August 30 2010

Time: 6:25PM

 

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