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Steve: "We played with great courage"

18 April 2014

Steve Davis gives us his post-match reaction from the Greenhous Meadow following 3-1 win

Steve Davis was delighted that his Crewe Alexandra side showed great composure and courage in a pressure cooker situation to emerge with all three points from our bottom of the table clash at Shrewsbury. Crewe won 3-1 thanks to goals from Mathias Pogba, Uche Ikpeazu and Anthony Grant at the Greenhous Meadow. 

After the game, Steve told "I am buzzing that the fans are going home happy and that they can have a good Easter weekend. We will be focussing on what we need to do on Monday against Colchester.

"The fans were brilliant behind that goal. They don't realise what a matter difference they make when the players see that sea and red and white. Great credit to them they came in their numbers and they were behind us from the first minute. They were excellent and we need them again on Monday. I want them to be noisy and get behind them because they can be a massive help.

"I am please because there was pressure on this game but we got the ball down and played our football and I thought we were the better team. That is not easy to show that courage and composure but they did it. We had to battle at times and defend well but I thought we deserved to win the game and we scored some good goals. 

"The first two came from routine corners that we had worked on them all the week. I told them that those little things make a massive difference in tight games and so it proved with the two goals from two corners. Pogba found some space to head the first one and Uche showed great strength to roll the defender and produce a wonderful finish. He is capable of that and the second goal was vital.

"I was happy to see the third one go in and Granty deserved it for his performance. He was very good for us again today. I thought he was going to play Vadaine in but he chose to go alone and showed great composure to slide it in.

"I've said we have a four game league and that is one game gone so now we have to focus on Monday and see where that one takes us. We will see where we after that one and go to Bristol, looking for more points. It is one game at a time for us but this has been the perfect start to our mini-league."

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