What the press made of the impressive win over the Sky BluesThe Sentinel
CREWE held on for a priceless three points with a 2-1 win over Coventry at Gresty Road.
An impressive first half performance and a resilient final 45 minutes from the Alex gave them only their second three points of the season.
Febian Brandy gave them the lead just after the half hour mark with a classy finish before 17-year-old George Cooper made it 2-0 with a brilliant free-kick.
An Anthony Grant own goal at the start of the second period meant a nervy end to the game for Crewe against a Coventry side who were reduced to 10 men with around 10 minutes left to play.
TEENAGER George Cooper scored a super goal on his full home debut as Crewe Alex picked up a priceless three points at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The 17-year-old powered home a delightful free-kick to help the Alex to take a 2-0 lead into the break.
Earlier, loan man Febian Brandy bagged his first for the club to give the Alex just reward for a vastly improved display.
But an Anthony Grant own goal in a nervy second half made it hard work for the Railwaymen, who were on the back foot for the most part.
Coventry finished the game with 10 men as Jack Finch received his marching orders towards the end.
And the final whistle signalled the end of a run of four straight defeats and slightly eased the pressure on manager Steve Davis.
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A red card for teenager Jack Finch rubbed salt in Sky Blues wounds as they suffered a disappointing defeat against the rock-bottom Railwaymen.
Trailing 2-0 after a poor first-half performance, they were let back into the game by an own-goal two minutes after the re-start but couldn’t turn their pressure into an equaliser as the home side clung on for dear life.
Steven Pressley admited afterwards that his team have to start winning games against lower-league opposition if they are to fight their way out of their current slump.
The 2-1 defeat means that they have now collected just one point from five matches and although they improved considerably after a shoddy first half, the manager had no excuses.