CREWE Alexandra lost their first match in the EFL Trophy to Wolverhampton Wanderers Under-21s, 3-2, on Tuesday night.

Wolves were 2-0 ahead in the interval after a double from Nouha Dicko.

The hosts however pulled two back after 82 minutes thanks to goals from Chris Dagnall and Ryan Lowe but the comeback was ended by Bright Enobakhare two minutes from the 90 to win the game.

After the match Alex boss Steve Davis rued the little things that had proved costly.

He said: “I thought it was going to go to penalties but we encourage them to go forward, looking for that a third goal and win it, and then we have made a mess of it and they have nicked it.

“We have gifted them that third goal and the second goal we have marked from the corner. Ryan (Wintle) has lost his man and he has stabbed it in.

“It is those little things and their goalkeeper has made some terrific saves at the other end as well to keep them in it and Dicko has that quality.

“We said at half time that we wanted to make it more of a contest and have a go.

“We wanted to attack them and take it to them a bit and we did that.

“Our play was much better in the second half and our play went up a notch.

“We caused them a lot of problems.

“We were a lot more forceful in the second half and ran around a lot more.”

Davis felt positive with his team’s encouraging performance and drew on some on some of those aspects going forward.

He added: “Although we have lost the game, we showed a real positive approach in the second half and there were some positive performances to take from the game as well.

“I thought Cooper was terrific and he would have caught the eye.

“Young Lowery came on and had an influence and impact straight away and Kirk was a threat when he came on.”

“With Accrington winning as well, we are all on three points so it makes our game against Chesterfield more interesting next month.”

The Railwaymen stay top of group B after two games with their opening win to the campaign against Accrington Stanley.

Chesterfield and Accrington have also won a single match in the group as all four teams have three points.

Crewe next play Chesterfield at Gresty Road next month in the final group match in a bid to make the knockout stages of the competition.

Davis’ men resume their Football League Two campaign on Saturday when they travel to fourth place Luton Town (KO 3pm) who are undefeated in their last four outings.