Boss pleased with his team's never-say-die attitude after wobbly start at Leyton Orient
The Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis was pleased with the fighting spirit of his players as they overcome a really wobbly start at Leyton Orient to come away with a point. Crewe could have been out of sight in the first half at Brisbane Road after Lee Cook had given them the lead and the home side had hit the woodwork twice more. Crewe also had to rely on some good goalkeeping from the experienced Steve Phillips to remain in the game.
Crewe settled down towards the end of the first half and hit back through Byron Moore following an excellent cross from captain Luke Murphy. The Alex arguably had the better of the second half but couldn’t force home a winner.
Steve told crewealex.net: It was a tough game on Saturday and Orient were very good in that first half. We found it hard to contain their front four and we had to ride our luck a bit. We remained in the game and once we equalised I thought we got ourselves going.
“In the second half we played something like we can and I think it was a really good point for us. I was pleased because there is plenty of fight in them. Their attitude is first class and they don’t know when they are beaten.
Steve added: “When we conceded the goal on Saturday, there was a determination not to concede again and remain in the game. They had to dig in and we got our rewards for that.”