What the press made of the Good Friday StalemateThe Sentinel
CREWE huffed and puffed but failed to build up any more breathing space above the bottom four after a stalemate against fellow strugglers Crawley Town.
While they had plenty of the ball and got in to a number of good positions, the Alex failed to make it pay as Crawley will have left the happier.
There was no questioning the intent of Crewe to win it but it just proved to be one of those days when it looked like neither would be able to break the deadlock.
Crewe Alex were frustrated by relegation rivals Crawley Town in a stalemate at Gresty Road on Good Friday.
The two worst defences in League One both kept clean sheets as the Railwaymen missed a good opportunity to extend their cushion from the drop zone.
By the end manager Steve Davis had used six strikers but none could make the breakthrough, and they registered just one shot on target.
As a result Crewe have dropped a place to 18th in the table but maintain their two-point cushion from the drop zone.
Crawley Town remain in the League One relegation places as they had to settle for a point away to Crewe Alexandra this afternoon.
Reds played out a 0-0 draw through the driving rain at Gresty Road, in the majority of which, proved a fairly uneventful encounter.
A point does neither side much good in their battle to beat the drop as the home side stay 19th and Crawley 22nd with the scoreless result.
It was a solid showing from the visitors’ back four, marshalled superbly by Richard Wood, as they kept a lively front three quiet in the final third and Reds almost pinched one at the death with some late pressure.