Crewe’s fight for survival goes on
STEVE Davis admitted his heart skipped a beat as Matt Tootle missed a late chance to banish Crewe’s relegation fears.
Like most people at Ashton Gate, Crewe boss Davis was expecting the net to bulge when the ball dropped to his captain eight yards out on 86 minutes.
Mathias Pogba’s run had sucked in several City defenders but, with the goal at his mercy, right-back Tootle fired wildly wide before burying his head in his shirt.
Crewe still came away with a well-earned draw that left them a point above the drop zone and have home advantage in their final game against Preston North End.
But a rueful Davis admitted: “Three points would have been so much better. Unfortunately the chance fell to the wrong player and Matt is absolutely gutted.
“You could feel even the Bristol City fans holding their breath expecting a goal. But Matt will recover because he has grown as a person over the past 12 months, which is why he became skipper.
“Our destiny remains in our own hands and that’s how we wanted it going into the final match. We are due a home win and this performance can only give the players confidence.
“We played some good football, despite the pressure of our position, and had the best chances. Perhaps there was a lack of
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