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Clinical Crewe Crush Sky Blues Hopes

Clinical Crewe Crush Sky Blues Hopes

It ended in disappointment but Coventry City gave it their all in Tuesday night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy Area Final but were undone by a Crewe Alexandra side that finished three counter-attacks in clinical fashion to put one foot into the Wembley final.

For 70 minutes the Sky Blues created chance after chance but came up against a visiting goalkeeper in fine form and failed to fashion the crucial goal.

A record JPT crowd for a game outside the final gave the home side superb backing and no-one could have left the Ricoh Arena feeling that their team gave it anything less than their all, despite the initial disappointment of the final whistle blowing on a 3-0 defeat.

Mark Robins was left to rue the manner in which his side conceded all three goals on the counter-attack as they chased a goal that would have 'lifted the roof off' according to the manager. He had no complaints about his side's effort but called the defeat a 'learning curve'.

His immediate task is to lift his deflated players off the floor for Saturday's League One game against Yeovil as City aim to boost their play-off hopes and open up another avenue to Wembley.

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Date:Tuesday February 5 2013
Time: 10:33PM


Fair play to Crewe for three well-taken goals. City gave it everything (20-odd shots, 15 corners) and should have scored long before they lost the first goal. A great atmosphere, let's hope this is the start of an upward curve, not a one-off.
05/02/2013 22:37:00
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