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Preston Paper Review

14 October 2013

See how the press reported our 2-0 win at Deepdale

Lancashire Evening Post


Preston North End manager Simon Grayson was disappointed but also philosophical about the end of his side’s long unbeaten league run at Deepdale.


Their 2-0 defeat to Crewe was the first at home in League One under Grayson’s stewardship.


While they had the greater share of the play, North End were undone by two counter attacks from the Railwaymen.


An early burst had seen Scott Laird force a good save from Alex keeper Steve Phillips and then Iain Hume hit the bar – all inside the first two minutes.


But then PNE started to find it tough going against a packed visitors defence.


Chances at the other end for Crewe were rare, however the visitors took them when they did come along.


Bryon Moore shot them in front after 26 minutes, with Brad Inman doubling the lead in the second half.


Grayson said: “Runs have to come to an end sometime but we are disappointed at this result. It has not been a bad situation to be involved with at Deepdale over the last eight months.


“We weren’t getting carried away when things were going well and we are not going to get too down because we were beaten by Crewe.


“It has been a poor week for us but now we have to get our focus on Gillingham and look to put things right.”


Crewe Chronicle


CREWE Alexandra stunned Preston by notching their first win since mid-August with a superb display at Deepdale on Saturday.


The Railwaymen, who had gone seven League One games without a victory, were given no chance against a Lilywhites side previously unbeaten on their own patch.


But goals from Byron Moore and Brad Inman capped a vastly improved display from the Alex, as they clambered out of the relegation zone.


Brimming with passion, commitment, spirit and fight - all qualities which have been questioned in recent weeks - they deserved maximum return from an entertaining game.


The Sentinel


CREWE brought an end to their six-game winless run with a surprise 2-0 victory at Preston, but boss Steve Davis has warned his players not to celebrate too much.


Goals in either half from Byron Moore and Brad Inman sealed a much-needed win for Crewe, who had lost their last three in all competitions and shipped 11 goals in the process.


And, while the Alex's fortunes appear to be heading with them up the League One table, Simon Grayson's Preston have now lost three on the bounce themselves.


Preston remain fifth, while Crewe are out of the bottom four and up to 17th, but boss Davis insists no-one at the club will be getting carried away with one win in seven.


"It can only help our confidence, but we've only made one little step forward – that's all. We certainly won't get carried away and I won't let that happen," said Davis.

"We've got to build on this. It's important to gather some momentum as we have in previous years. We've always worked well off a good result and hopefully we can push on and get some more.


"It's three points and a victory and it eases us away from the bottom four, which is important. If we can keep this level of performance up and keep it nice and tight like we did, we'll be all right.”


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