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Shrewsbury Paper Review

19 November 2012

See how the press reported our 1-0 loss to Shrewsbury.

The Sentinel

CREWE manager Steve Davis insisted his team should have been awarded a clear penalty as they slipped to a narrow defeat.

Luke Summerfield's header on the stroke of half-time earned relieved Shrewsbury only a fourth win of the season with the three points enough to lift Graham Turner's men out of the League One relegation zone.

But Davis was left bitterly disappointed his side's strong penalty appeals shortly before the goal arrived were rejected. On-loan Fulham striker Lauri Dalla Valle appeared to be barged over in a congested penalty area, but Staffordshire referee Chris Sarginson waved play on.

"I felt we should have had a penalty," said Davis. "It was an absolute stonewaller. You won't get any more stonewall than that and it was just five minutes before they scored.

"That should have been given and I spoke to the referee about it and he said it wasn't. Everybody else in the ground thought it was apart from him."

The Crewe Chronicle

CREWE’S winning streak came to an end at Shrewsbury Town on Saturday.

Luke Summerfield’s goal just before half-time proved to be the decider on a day when the Alex could not find the killer touch.

They dominated the second half and had chances through Mark Ellis and Mathias Pogba but their bid to make it four victories on the bounce failed.

It was a disappointment for Steve Davis and his men who deserved something from the clash but had only themselves to blame for sloppy defending which allowed Summerfield a free header and poor finishing.

The Shropshire Star

Luke Summerfield's header earned Shrewsbury a morale-boosting success - and their first win in six games - against local rivals Crewe.

Town weathered early pressure from the Railwaymen with Julian Bennett and Joe Jacobson making last-ditch clearances from their own six-yard box.

And they survived penalty appeals when Finnish striker Lauri Dalla Valle tumbled in the box as he stretched to finish off a Mathias Pogba header.

But Graham Turner's side began to find some joy down the flanks and Crewe looked vulnerable coping with their former striker Rodgers and Marvin Morgan. And when the latter skipped clear of Matt Tootle down the left, Summerfield was running in to greet the frontman's hanging cross with a downward header for Town's 43rd-minute opener.

Morgan should have extended the lead a minute after the restart when Rodgers slipped him in behind the Crewe defence, but he blasted his shot against the body of keeper Alan Martin.

Summerfield's penalty appeals fell on deaf ears as he crashed a shot against Pogba.

But  Town's win was never guaranteed while the advantage was so slender and hearts were in mouths when Alex substitute Max Clayton volleyed just past the far post.

The Sun

LUKE SUMMERFIELD headed Shrewsbury to only their fourth victory of the season and out of the relegation zone.

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner said: “We were desperate for that victory.”

The 43-minute goal came just after Crewe had a strong penalty claim rejected when Lauri Dalla Valle went down in the box.

Crewe boss Steve Davis said: “It was an absolute stonewaller. They don’t come any clearer.”

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