Davis delight at cup win

Last Updated: 13/08/14 2:40pm

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Steve Davis: Happy with cup progression

Steve Davis: Happy with cup progression

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Crewe manager Steve Davis expressed his delight after seeing his side win 2-0 at Barnsley in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Goals from Billy Waters and Matt Tootle either side of the break gave Crewe victory after they weathered some early pressure with Keith Treacy posing a threat on his full Barnsley debut.

Summer signing Sam Winnall also had a couple of chances for the hosts which he failed to make the most of while Conor Hourihane volleyed wide.

Davis said: "I was delighted. It was a good performance.

"Barnsley had a couple of decent chances but you need a bit of luck and I felt our football was good.

"We controlled good parts of the game and took our chances when they came our way.

"I thought the goals we scored were good. We're still a bit short on numbers so we're going to bring some more in.

"I don't really want to start talking about a cup run because I've done that previously and it hasn't worked out.

"I think we just need to enjoy the result and hope for a decent draw."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson was not too down-hearted despite the defeat.

He said: "I thought there was some excellent play at times, believe it or not. I thought both teams wanted to win the game.

"The defining thing was that we didn't take our chances. I lost count how many chances we had.

"We've got to start putting those chances away because that's what happens in matches.

"I was disappointed with the goals we conceded. We have to work on the defensive side and be tighter, certainly out of possession.

"We've got to quickly start winning games. Young lads have to learn very quickly, otherwise some of the old-timers in this league will punish you.

"I thought James Bree looked very accomplished. He just makes good decisions.

"I think we have to be flexible in lots of things we do. I wanted an extra striker on. Keith Treacy created some chances and had some good efforts on goal himself."

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