Crewe Alexandra - Striker on the spot for penalty miss
UK time is: 16:35:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Striker on the spot for penalty miss

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Striker Mathias Pogba might not be quite as keen to take another penalty after missing from the spot against Hartlepool United at the weekend.

"I couldn't wait to get him into the dressing room at half-time and tell him what I thought" - Steve Davis
The former Wrexham marksman snatched the ball from a colleague with his side trailing 1-0 at the time and spurned the opportunity to equalise when blazing his spot-kick over the bar. Fortunately Chuks Aneke and Mark Ellis later turned the contest back in favour of the home side.

It has since emerged that 22-year-old Pogba was involved in a similar incident last season when contesting another penalty with then Wrexham team-mate Jake Speight, who eventually reclaimed possession of the ball and tucked it in from twelve-yards for the winner against Ebbsfleet United.

"We'd been practising them, Murph, Harry, AJ and Pogs," Crewe manager Steve Davis explained to BBC Stoke. "And I'd have been happy for any of the other three to take them rather than the one that did. Pogs' all went over the bar, so I was shouting on for Harry to take it as his record's good.

"But Pogs had already got to the spot with the ball in his hand and was reluctant to swap at that point. He'd already focused his mind on taking it and he'd got the ball," he continued. "I thought 'as long as he scores I'm not going to say much'. But I couldn't wait to get him into the dressing room at half-time and tell him what I thought. We've all learned a lesson from it."

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday October 8 2012

Time: 3:40PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Alex still keen on midfielder (Tuesday June 2 2015)

Patience key for Davis (Tuesday June 2 2015)

More to come from teenager (Saturday May 30 2015)

Baker defends recruitment (Saturday May 30 2015)

Crewe bid to avoid a repeat (Friday May 29 2015)

Defender a perfect fit (Friday May 29 2015)

Competition for places (Friday May 29 2015)

Crewe - FSF's May Newsletter (Friday May 29 2015)

Crewe question value (Thursday May 28 2015)

Striker tipped for goals (Thursday May 28 2015)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 1 Bradford
Coventry 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Walsall
Peterborough 1 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Leyton Orient
Chesterfield 1 - 0 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 46 13 16 18 -11 55
18. Port Vale 46 15 9 22 -10 54
19. Colchester 46 14 10 22 -19 52
20. Crewe 46 14 10 22 -32 52
21. Notts County 46 12 14 20 -18 50
22. Crawley 46 13 11 22 -26 50
23. Leyton Orient 46 12 13 21 -10 49

Breaking League News

Swindon Striker 'Offered' To Walsall
Walsall : 03/06/2015 13:12:01
Transfer Fee's Possible - Gamble
Walsall : 03/06/2015 10:58:00
DRFC Defender working hard to be ready for new season
Doncaster : 03/06/2015 08:00:01
A Sharpe Signing By Moniz
Notts County : 02/06/2015 21:30:00
DRFC Midfielder being linked with return home
Doncaster : 02/06/2015 21:26:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 49%
No 51%