What the press made of the victory over The GloversThe Sentinel
IT WAS nervier than it had to be after a succession of late misses, but Crewe Alex held on for another vital three points as they edge towards League One safety.
Back-to-back wins over Colchester and Yeovil have helped lift Crewe to seven points above the League One dropzone thanks to Nicky Ajose’s 38th minute goal.
In an open second half Crewe, and indeed Ajose, could have added to their tally, but only the three points will matter to boss Steve Davis and the club’s supporters who watched on as the Alex won another nailbater against a fellow struggler.
Crewe Alex won their second big games in four days when Nicky Ajose got the clincher against Yeovil Town at Gresty Road on Tuesday.
The Railwaymen, who had beaten fellow League One strugglers Colchester on Saturday, followed up with another vital success.
Ajose took his tally to eight in 11 starts with a first-half strike, and he could have had three more.
But one was enough to lift Crewe to 18th – seven points clear of the drop zone.
NICKY Ajose’s first half strike was enough to settle Yeovil Town’s scrap with Crewe Alexandra in the hosts' favour as Terry Skiverton’s men missed a chance to get one over a relegation rival.
The lively striker made the most of sleepy defending in the closing exchanges at Gresty Road, but could easily have had more had he not been so profligate in front of goal.
Defeat for the Glovers left them four points from safety in Sky Bet League One, but more crucially ruing a costly lapse in concentration the effectively denied them a share of the spoils.