Crewe 1-0 Crawley: Davis Slams ‘Poor’ Ref

Steve Davis was in no mood to party despite seeing his Crewe side end their eight match winless run.

Super-sub Chuks Aneke stole points as his late goal handed Alex a 1-0 win.

That relieved the pressure on under fire boss Davis, but he was fuming at full-time at the performance of referee Mr Adcock.

“I think he thought the game was about him today,” he blasted.

“The crowd were getting on to him and the linesman missed two or three offsides I felt as well.

“I thought it was a real poor performance, without going into any detail of course.

“But with ten men against eleven and the referee and the linesman not particularly helping us, we can’t do any better than that.”

The main talking point was Oliver’s sending off for two yellow cards, the first picked up for jumping with a leading elbow.

His second caution just ten minutes later though left Alex fans furious, as he was adjudged to have dived inside the box.

That lifted the home side though, and moments after his introduction, on-loan Arsenal man Aneke headed home Matt Tootle’s 80th minute cross.

Crawley could have nicked a point had Andy Drury not headed over in injury time, whilst they should have been ahead after Jamie Proctor rattled the bar and Matt Saddler had a thumping effort miraculously cleared off the line earlier on.

And at full-time, caretaker boss Martin Hinshelwood bemoaned his side’s luck, saying: “We kept created chances but the game’s finished 1-0.

“After the sending off, they blocked a lot of things and we created a lot of chances, but at the moment we just can’t finish them off and score a goal.

“First half, if the goal had gone in, we possibly could have gone on and won the game.”

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