First team coach Clint Hill spoke to press after Fleetwood Town were held to a 1-1 draw to Crewe Alexandra at The Alexandra Stadium on Boxing Day.
It was a well-fought encounter for both sides, who battled it out from start to finish, but it was Fleetwood who opened the scoring in the second half as Wes Burns managed to beat the rushing ‘keeper to the ball. Crewe equalised through Mikael Mandron - despite protests from the Town defence - with the referee decided to let the goal stand.
Here’s what he had to say:
On the game…
“Crewe are a good team, and we knew that coming into the game. The festive period throws some mad results about but today I thought we stuck to our game plan for most parts but unfortunately, we were undone not by our own performance by the referees disappointing game in the middle, the referee didn’t have a good day today.
“For their goal, it looked like a foul on [Charlie] Mulgrew, a handball and an offside so it’s a goal which has cost us the game. It’s disappointing because before the game we spoke about being compact and having loads of communication and I thought that is what the lads did, and I thought we had done enough to see the game out, but decisions have gone against us today.”
On individual performances…
“We put Wes Burns back on the front-line today to try and use his pace behind the backline and we thought after his goal the game could’ve been done.
“Wes has been fantastic for us so far this campaign, he’s played a lot at right-back and wing-back when players have been injured, this was an occasion to put him up one and he’s rewarded us with a goal and another solid performance, we’re really pleased with him.
“We’re going to reflect over the next 24 hours about the next couple of games, we adapt to every game; we have good players, coaching staff and physio team and we’re going to recover over the next few days.”