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Curle rues missed chances

Saturday 10th November 2012 20:09

Curle: Disappointed with result

Curle: Disappointed with result

Notts County manager Keith Curle felt the Magpies merited all three points after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Crawley.

Skipper Neal Bishop put the hosts ahead in the 12th minute after fantastic play by Jamal Campbell-Ryce before Jonathan Forte equalised just before half-time to give the visitors a point.

Curle's side missed some golden opportunities in both periods to get that elusive home win.

"It's a game we could have won," said Curle, whose team have not won at home for six matches. "The first thing I do is look at the opportunities we've created and I thought we created chances but didn't quite have the cutting edge to put the ball in the back of the net.

"I was pleased with the level of performance though. We had a lot of fluidity in our play which was good as some of the players could have been a bit nervous with four defeats behind us at home, but we went out there with a positive frame of mind.

"We are disappointed with the goal we conceded and the timing of it. We've got to learn to close games out as in the last minute of the half you've got to stop the ball coming in to the box and we didn't do that."