Steve Davis was unhappy with the state of the pitch and the quality of refereeing after Crewe slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Leyton Orient.
Orient went ahead through Moses Odubajo after seven minutes and although they missed a penalty when Kevin Lisbie sent his shot wide of the target, the home side were given a second chance from the spot 10 minutes later when David Mooney converted having won the initial foul.
The home side totally ran the show in the first period, but Crewe improved after the break with Chuks Aneke going close to reducing the deficit including an effort that hit the crossbar.
But Orient held out to maintain their 100% record with a fourth successive win that equals a club record set during the 1910-11 season.
"We set up to come and play but because of all the surface water, the pitch didn't allow us to play in the first-half because of all the constant rain," Davis said.
"I spoke to the fourth official about it because the ball wasn't travelling, it kept stopping and we couldn't play any football.
"We set up to come here and play through midfield and play some decent football, but the pitch wouldn't allow us to do that in the first 45 minutes.
"In the second-half, the rain held off a little bit, conditions improved and we were able to play a little bit more and I thought we showed how we can play when we are on a decent pitch.
"The ball wasn't bouncing properly, it was stopping and I didn't think it was very entertaining.
"I didn't feel we competed well enough in the first-half so I just told the players to push on a little bit and have more of a go.
"We weren't getting any width from the midfield three and we needed them to get on the second ball in the second-half.
"We had a few shots at goal and I think their keeper would have probably got man of the match judged on his second-half performance.
"So I was pleased with the performance after the interval. It was a very spirited display in the second-half, but we need to do that at the start of the game, that's what we have to do and that was the disappointing thing, we didn't start as we needed to.
"It took us to concede two goals before we got going a bit and there could have been a third.
"I know that referees are supposed to be impartial, but every time we come down here, they seem to be very one-sided.
"We had the same at MK Dons and I thought the referee had a poor game.
"I don't think his recognition of fouls was very good, I thought he should have sent one of their players off at the end and overall, I thought it was a poor performance from him."