What the press made of the disappointing trip to OakwellThe Sentinel
CREWE had little to cheer on their travels as they went down 2-0 at Barnsley in their second defeat in four days in South Yorkshire.
Two second-half goals from set pieces proved the difference as Barnsley shaded what was a game of poor quality at Oakwell.
Lewin Nyatange opened the scoring before Paul Rachubka – on for an injured Ben Garratt – could only punch in to his own net as Crewe couldn’t respond having gone behind.
All the promise that has been shown by Crewe Alex in recent weeks was absent as they fell to a bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat at managerless Barnsley.
Second half goals from Lewin Nyatanga and an own goal from substitute debutant Alex goalkeeper Paul Rachubka consigned Steve Davis' men to a second defeat in a week.
But, after last weekend's win over Fleetwood and the last gasp loss to Doncaster on Tuesday, it was the manner of the defeat against a poor, struggling Tykes side that will irk Davis the most.
The defeat sees the Tykes leapfrog Davis' men in League One and moves them closer to the drop zone.
Lewin Nyatanga's opener and a Paul Rachubka own goal gave Barnsley a much needed 2-0 win and put them on the same points as the defeated Crewe Alexandra.
The Reds are now 18th in League One, five points above the relegation zone and seven off the play-off places.