Mixed emotions for boss Davis

Steve Davis: Ambivalent on result

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Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis was proud to have been involved in the 3-3 draw with Bradford City, but couldn't hide his disappointment.

Uche Ikpeazu struck twice on his return to the side to give Alex a two-goal lead after 54 minutes, but a quickfire double - two goals in two minutes - had Bradford back on level terms soon after.

Mathias Pogba blasted the visitors back level on 78 minutes, but the Bantams once again had the last laugh when Gary Jones hit his excellent second, Bradford's third and a stunning game's sixth.

While Davis was delighted at the spectacle, he was understandably unhappy with his side's inability to defend a lead not once, but twice.

Davis told the club's official website: "It was a fantastic game and possibly too exciting for the two managers and the coaching staff!

"It was a great advert for this league because both teams kept going trying to win it.

"Even when we went 3-2 up I thought that the best thing was to try and get another.

"We didn't shut up shop and neither did they and that added to the excitement.

"We rode that early pressure and then hit them on the break.

"Uche has got a poachers goal, and we don't really get goals like that off the goalkeeper so that was pleasing.

"We were 2-0 up but we didn't want to sit back and invite them on to us but they have scored two goals in a minute and got the crowd up again.

"The lads got themselves going again and Pogs has scored a terrific goal with another great strike and I thought at 3-2 that might be it but Jones has hit another worldie and on the balance of play a draw was probably fair.

"Their goalkeeper has made a couple of great saves and Ben has done the same for us to keep out two close range headers from Hanson. They were terrific saves for us.

"I am pleased because we have managed to score three goals in a game again, this time away from home, but I'm disappointed with the three goals we have conceded.

"That is what made it such an entertaining game and I would have probably taken a point before the game because when you consider the conditions and the fact that Bradford are a good side with good players it is always tough coming here."