MORECAMBE boss Derek Adams said he was disappointed with his side’s failure to heed the warnings they were given about Crewe as they were beaten 5-0 at Gresty Road on Saturday.
Adams said his side were given plenty of information about the way Crewe would play but the Shrimps didn’t do enough to contain Dave Artell’s side on a day to forget.
The boss said: “We had prepared well for the game and had shown the lads a video of Crewe and how they play. We knew pretty much what to expect and the problems they would cause us but we didn’t deal with them well enough.
“We just didn’t do the basics well enough. We allowed them to put in too many crosses into the box and we allowed them too many shots on goal and it was hugely disappointing.
“They did have a bot of luck with a couple of goals that took big deflections but at the same time we didn’t do enough to stop the shots in the first place.
“The first goal was always important and they got it from one of those crosses too and we need to do much better than that.’'
The Shrimps were also not helped by a red card for Sam Lavelle just after the half hour which Adams thought was harsh,
He said: “I’ve watched the incident back and I have to say I think the sending off was harsh.
“He went with his left foot and he has gone to thick through the ball and I think the referee was swayed by the fact the Crewe players surrounded the referee and that made things difficult for him.
“With 10 men it was always going to be a tough afternoon especially against a team with a lot of talented young players like Crewe and we went on to concede two more in the second half which was disappointing.''