Crewe earn battling point at Barnet

Crewe Alex earned a useful point after a 0-0 draw at Barnet.

Ryan Lowe had a goal disallowed for the Railwaymen who slipped to 9th in the table as a result.

Manager Steve Davis told the club’s official web-site: “I thought we were the better side in the first half and it was fairly even in the second half without too many chances. We needed a bit more quality in the final third. Their best two chances fell to Akinde and he should have done better with the one right at the death when he got in. They pressed a bit at the end and had a number of corners and free-kicks but we defended well throughout and I was pleased with the clean-sheet. 

“It is a tough place to come and we were solid and played some decent football as well. We had a goal chalked off which I have not seen back but I thought at the time that Danny’s (Hollands) header  was going in any way before Lowey touched it. He said he was committed to go in for it and that is his strikers’ instinct there. He wants to score goals but maybe if would have left it would have stood. So we were a bit unfortunate not to get that winning goal but on the other hand we didn’t create too many clear cut chances. 

“I thought the way we were solid and organised that we deserve the point. I was pleased with the performance until the last third. It was difficult for both teams to penetrate and after Tuesday we were a lot look solid. 

"The boys who came in did well for us. Tom was good, especially in the first half and Callum played with a lot of discipline and did what we asked of him. I was pleased with his contribution. They just tired a bit so we’ll have to see how they are when they come in tomorrow.  

He added: “We could have some back on Tuesday night. Daggers is making good progress and Alex is just ill. He has a sickness bug so we didn’t want him to travel. There was a few complaining of some symptoms at half-time but they carried on, so hopefully there won’t be an outbreak in the squad.”

Crewe are back in action on Tuesday night when they entertain Morecambe.


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