What the press made of the draw in West SussexThe Sentinel
IN the end it was a good point away from home for a makeshift Crewe side beset by injuries and suspension… but it could have been so much more for after dominating the first half at Crawley Town.
Crewe took the lead after 18 minutes thanks to George Cooper who finished off the best move of the first half, sweeping home James Baillie’sright-wing cross. They were pegged back however, on 67 minutes as Izale McLeod rifled in to the roof of Ben Garratt’s goal from Gwion Edwards’ pull back.
Crewe defended resolutely after McLeod’s equaliser with Harry Davis giving a particularly assured performance on his return to the team
A MAKESHIFT Crewe Alex side picked up a valuable point on their travels on Saturday.
There were plenty of question marks over the Alex's prospects at the Checkatrade.com Stadium as injuries and suspensions forced manager Steve Davis to make a raft of changes.
But George Cooper celebrated turning 18 on Thursday with a classy opening goal. And a young Railwaymen line up showed real resolve to hang on for a point after Izale McLoud levelled in the second half.
The result left Crewe bottom of League One, but the side will no doubt take the positives from a decent result and performance at Crawley.
CRAWLEY Town came from behind to earn a draw against struggling Crewe Alexandra at the Checkatrade Stadium.
The visitors, who went into the game just a point off the foot of the table, opened the scoring through George Cooper but Crawley top-scorer Izale McLeod levelled in the second half with his seventh goal of the season.