What the press made of the rugged victory down the M6The Sentinel
CREWE picked up a priceless win on the road thanks to a resolute defensive performance and Adam Dudgdale’s late winner.
Dugdale fired the Alex in front with just six minutes left to hand Crewe three points that their excellent performance deserved.
Steve Davis resisted the temptation to change his starting XI at the Banks’ Stadium, with the only changes coming on the bench as Marcus Haber returned to the matchday squad from international duty and Billy Waters from illness.
Adam Dugdale's 84th minute winner gave Crewe Alexandra a vital three points as they bagged deserved 1-0 win at Walsall.
Dugdale reacted quickest to George Ray's knockdown in the area from a Billy Waters corner to smash home from six yards to give Steve Davis' charges a precious win.
After winning 2-1 at home to Coventry last weekend, Davis named an unchanged side and his team started the game brightly.
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Adam Dugdale grabbed a late winner as Crewe sent Walsall tumbling into the bottom four.
The defender scrambled the ball home from close range six minutes time after the Saddlers failed to clear a corner.
A lacklustre Walsall had earlier gone close when visiting keeper Ben Garratt saved Jordan Cook’s chipped effort.
But the visitors were always a threat in the final third and grabbed all three points when Dugdale struck.