Davis doesn't pull any punches

Crewe boss Steve Davis admitted his side had been "inept" as Portsmouth ended their 23-game winless run with a 2-1 victory.

Last Updated: 02/03/13 at 20:00

Steve Davis: Upset with Railwaymen

Steve Davis: Upset with Railwaymen

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

First-half goals from Patrick Agyemang and David Connolly had put the visitors on course for their first League One victory since October before Mathias Pogba pulled one back for Crewe.

But despite dominating second-half possession, Crewe could not find the equaliser and the south-coast club held on to complete the double over their hosts.

Davis said: "We didn't defend well enough for their goals and we didn't create enough.

"The crowd showed their lack of appreciation and quite rightly so as there was a lack of effort drive and ideas.

"We went long and tried to miss out a lot of the pitch because of the condition of the pitch.

"First half we were inept, but second half we were much the better side and might have nicked it. We had a lot of crosses and got a lot into the box, but we never had anything really clear-cut.

"On another day, we might have clawed it back but it wasn't to be.

"We haven't got a poacher in there. We're not clinical. We rarely score than one goal in a game and that is a problem when you go two-down."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Steven Gerrard targeting silverware after meeting LA Galaxy crowd

Steven Gerrard was introduced to the Los Angeles Galaxy crowd on Saturday as he watched his new side beat Toronto FC.

England Women's World Cup run makes Mark Sampson proud

Mark Sampson hailed his “awesome” England side after their win over Germany at the World Cup in Edmonton.

Copa America: Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties

Hosts Chile won the Copa America for the first time thanks to a 4-1 penalty shoot-out success over Argentina after the final ended goalless.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company