See how the press reported our 2-0 win at Gresty Road.Crawley Observer
Crawley Town suffered back to back defeats for the first time this season as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat away at Crewe Alexandra.
A quick-fire brace from Lauri Dalla Valle in the second half gave the hosts all three points and Crawley have now failed to win in six League One matches.
Both sides had good chances in an even first 45 minutes but Crewe dominated the second half and could have added to their tally late on.
NORMALLY better on their travels, a trip to Crewe Alexandra did nothing to cure Crawley Town's problems in front of goal as they rarely looked like scoring on Saturday.
With Claude Davis missing the game, and Kyle McFadzean forced off just before half-time, Crewe's Lauri Dalla Valle capitalised with two second half goals in a three minutes spell to win the game.
LAURI Dalla Valle's quickfire brace ensured the Alex returned to winning ways – and gave boss Steve Davis belief his team can challenge at the top end of the table.
The on-loan Finn netted his third and fourth goals of his short stay at Gresty Road as the Alex cruised to victory with a second-half performance as dominant as their first-half showing was inadequate.
The Railwaymen have now lost only one of their last seven games and Davis hopes results like this and the midweek 3-3 draw at Sheffield United will help convince his players they belong at the business end of the table.
LAURI DALLE VALLE’S quickfire double bagged all three points for Crewe and left Crawley without a league win in six games.
The on-loan Finn netted twice in five minutes and Alex boss Steve Davis now his sights set on a top seven finish.
Davis said: “I set us a target of 30 points at Christmas as we are nearly there so I am delighted.”
Crawley dominated the opening exchanges and should have scored when Gary Alexander hit the post in the first minute.
But after the break Crewe totally dominated and could have added to Dalla Valle’s early brace.
Town boss Richie Barker said: “If there was ever a game of two halves that was it. We just didn’t compete and we had a stiff breeze against us.”