Crewe Alexandra - Keeper backs Martin
UK time is: 20:05:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Keeper backs Martin

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

Experienced goalkeeper Steve Phillips had backed current first-choice Alan Martin following his mistake against Burton Albion in the FA Cup at the weekend.

"Coming to claim that cross was a great decision but he just took his eye off the ball" - Steve Phillips
Martin misjudged a cross which he came out with the intention of punching clear and former Alex marksman Calvin Zola took maximum advantage with the only goal of the contest at Gresty Road.

But player-coach Phillips says his initial decision to come off his line was correct and that it was just a slight error in completing the task that unfortunately cost him.

'He's progressed massively since I've been a coach with his positional play and shot stopping. I'm really happy with him," Phillips told This is Staffordshire. "He's made a couple of mistakes recently. Coming to claim that cross was a great decision but he just took his eye off the ball for a split second. We will chat about it and practice.

"When keepers make a mistake it can cost a goal and sometimes that's it," he added. "It's happened to me in the past and could again even at my age, you just have to get on with 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:Tuesday December 4 2012

Time: 1:02PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe bring in defender (Monday August 3 2015)

Unbeaten record goes (Saturday August 1 2015)

Davis pleased with keeper situation (Thursday July 30 2015)

Wait goes on for winger (Thursday July 30 2015)

Defender wants major role (Thursday July 30 2015)

New keeper targets start (Thursday July 30 2015)

Midfielder rediscovering form (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Keeper signs for Crewe (Tuesday July 28 2015)

Defender signs new deal (Monday July 27 2015)

Alex seek defensive cover (Monday July 27 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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Doncaster 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Fleetwood 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Gillingham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Rochdale v Posh - Sky Bet League One Predictions
Peterborough : 03/08/2015 19:55:00
DRFC Johnstone's Paint Trophy Draw Details
Doncaster : 03/08/2015 19:50:00
JPT - No First Round Bye For Millwall
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:48:01
Edwards Makes A Return To The Pitch
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:45:01
2015-16 Under 21 Fixtures Confirmed
Millwall : 03/08/2015 19:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 48%
No 52%