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"It's just down to individual moments in matches"

Harry Kewell on narrow Notts County defeat on Saturday afternoon

18 September 2017

Head Coach Harry Kewell believes Saturday's 1-0 loss to Notts County was decided by  one pivotal moment in the match.

The visitors took the lead in the second half after Jonathan Forte capitalised on an unfortunate slip from Josh Yorwerth, to tee up Jorge Grant for the the finish.

The game was even contest throughout, with the result coming down to just a lapse in concentration rather than an overall poor performance, in Kewell's opinion.

"I thought both Josh Yorwerth and Josh Lelan were good, especially at dealing with high quality centre forwards, but again it's just moments - one slip and there's a goal," Kewell told iFollow Crawley.

"We work, we train hard and we play hard but again it is just moments in games, vital moments and we just need that bit more quality that I know we have, but we've just got to find it a bit more often, and when we do I'm sure we'll be fine."

The Australian was aware of how opposite number Kevin Nolan was going to set his side up, and believes his team weren't troubled on too many occassions by the physical and direct threat that they posed.

"We knew exactly what they were going to do, they play a very percentage game and send balls up to the big men to hold up but they do have quality, especially up front," he continued.

"I don't think they caused us too many problems in the football department, but it was frustrating in the first half we didn't finish one of the chances I felt we were creating."

Despite the narrow defeat, the Head Coach is still pleased to see his players try and play the right way, whilst knowing when to mix it up too.

"It pleases me because they're intelligent footballers; we know when it needs to go long and we know how to play in certain areas too."

Fans can watch Harry's full post-match assessment on iFollow Crawley and supporters can subscribe to the service by clicking here. 

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