Crewe manager Dario Gradi feels his side were worthy of a point after seeing them edged out 3-2 at Cheltenham.
Wesley Thomas cancelled out Patrick Ada's thumping volley for the visitors and then put Cheltenham ahead with a far post finish and although Crewe levelled through Calvin Zola, Jeff Goulding hit the winner for Cheltenham with a sharp turn and low drive.
Gradi said: "I thought Cheltenham started very well. They were excellent for half an hour and could easily have been three goals up.
"We were a goal up and could have been three down, but gradually we got into the game and got more of the ball and caused more problems.
"We need to do well enough ourselves and we got better as the game wore on, got into the game, but as Dave Sexton used to say we didn't lose we just ran out of time.
"We could easily have got a point from each game, so there's no need for any shouting, ranting and raving because I think the players tried to play football. They're all trying to play, having a go and to score the set-plays was good as we said all last season we need to score from set-plays to rescue situations like this."