Stevenage boss Dino Maamria after 1-0 defeat by Crewe: ‘We should have scored two or three’

PUBLISHED: 19:10 20 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 October 2018

Ben Garratt of Crewe Alexandra saves at the feet of Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Ben Garratt of Crewe Alexandra saves at the feet of Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Stevenage boss Dino Maamria has been speaking after his side’s 1-0 defeat to Crewe at the Lamex on Saturday. Read on for the full transcript of what he said.

Ben Garratt of Crewe Alexandra saves at the feet of Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOOBen Garratt of Crewe Alexandra saves at the feet of Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

Dino on the game:

I thought we were brilliant, the way we started, we were a different class. We should’ve scored two or three in the first 10 minutes. We played on the front foot and we showed our intentions. Throughout the game we were the better team. We weren’t clinical, we had a lot of chance but we didn’t score.

Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage appeals for a penalty in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOOKurtis Guthrie of Stevenage appeals for a penalty in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

On Ben Nugent’s the red card:

To say I’m fuming is an understatement, the referee didn’t see it but the linesman is adamant that it is a red card. I cannot argue with that but at half time I watched the footage of the game and it’s a ball over the top, the player slowed down so Nugent would bump into him, the players touch was gone to the goalkeeper and Scott Cuthbert was ahead of him after the touch. It’s never a sending off in a million years.

Kurtis Guthrie of Stevenage goes down under pressure from Kevin O'Connor of Crewe Alexandra in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOOKurtis Guthrie of Stevenage goes down under pressure from Kevin O'Connor of Crewe Alexandra in the League Two game between Stevenage FC v Crewe Alexandra at the Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Picture: DANNY LOO

On momentum:

A decision like that doesn’t just change the game it changes the momentum of the season. We work very hard and for them to make a decision like that is very cocky.”

Even with 10 men we ran very hard to get back into the game, we created so many chances late on to get the equaliser but it didn’t happen.

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