What the press made of the score-draw with The O’sThe Sentinel
CREWE failed to build on a bright start as they hung on for a point after a poor second half against Leyton Orient.
Lauri Dalla Valle handed the Alex a deserved lead in the 10th minute, converting Greg Leigh’s cross from close range, before Darius Henderson punished them on the half hour to volley home an equaliser.
The second half was a tough watch for the Alex faithful as they saw their side continually penned back and they were grateful for an excellent goalkeeping performance from Paul Rachubka to keep them in it.
Time and again Orient threatened after the break but the Crewe keeper was not to be beaten.
Crewe Alex survived a second half onslaught to take a share of the spoils from their relegation crunch clash with Leyton Orient at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The Railwaymen took an early lead through Lauri Dalla Valle in a decent first-half display, but a Darius Henderson striker meant it was 1-1 at the break.
Injuries to midfielders Jamie Ness and Chris Atkinson forced a reshuffle soon after the restart and Orient took charge.
They missed several gilt-edged chances and Alex keeper Paul Rachubka made one outstanding save as the home side battled against the tide.
The result meant Crewe’s position is unchanged in League One, and they remain in the drop zone going into Tuesday night’s clash at Peterborough United.
East London Guardian
Leyton Orient could only manage a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Crewe Alexandra in their crucial League One relegation battle this afternoon.
The visitors got off to a terrible start after Lauri Dalla Valle slid the ball home for an early Crewe lead. But Orient levelled the game on the half-hour mark when Darius Henderson volleyed home.
Orient created most of the opportunities in the second half but poor finishing and impressive goalkeeping by Paul Rachubka meant they had to settle for a point.