See how the press reported our 3-0 home defeat
Gillingham hammered woeful Crewe at Gresty Road on Saturday. ROCK-BOTTOM
The Gills, who had not won or kept a clean sheet in 11 outings, eased to a comfortable victory against abject Alex, who were booed off the park for the second consecutive home match.
Goals just before the break and two more before the 70-minute mark ended the game as a contest. As a result the visitors moved off the foot of League One, while Crewe are now 18th.
It was one of the worst displays under manager Steve Davis, who will now wish to forget his 100th game in change. Barely any of his players came out of it with any credit, and afterwards the boss admitted he has 'some tough decisions to make'.
STEVE Davis' anniversary celebrations ended in disappointment as Crewe suffered their fifth league defeat of the season.
Gillingham eased to a 3-0 win at Gresty Road, with goals from Cody McDonald Joe Martin and Adam Barrett spoiling Davis' 100th match in charge of the Alex.
It was the Gills' first league win of the season and Crewe's misery was compounded by the sight of Harry Davis being stretchered off in the ninth minute with a knee injury.
Boss Davis, pictured, says he will have to rebuild confidence within the squad.
"I can't repeat what I've said in the dressing room, but I'm really disappointed with everything about the game – our approach, effort and application," he said.
"We showed no skill or quality and we didn't run about. We just didn't get going.
Gillingham boss Martin Allen felt his players were rewarded for their hard work after picking up their first win of the season in dominant fashion at Crewe.
The Gills recorded a superb 3-0 win at Gresty Road to end their barren start to the season which saw them go 10 games in all competitions without a win.
Cody McDonald put the visitors ahead before the break before goals from Joe Martin and Adam Barrett sealed the victory in the second half.
“I think it’s a reward for the hard work the players and the staff have put in. We have trained for five days this week and a couple of afternoons,” he said.
“The players have put a big contribution in off the field and to put in a performance like that with a clean sheet it was very similar, I thought, to what it was last year.
“The team spirit, the camaraderie, the togetherness and the players played very, very well. The subs also made a big contribution from the side helping and the lads that went on did well.
“The supporters were on the far side and personally it was nice to be able to do something that makes them happy.