What the press made of the 3-1 triumph over the Kent sideThe Sentinel
FORTUNE favoured the Alex on a windy afternoon at Gresty Road as they moved out of the relegation zone for the first time since August.
The Alex appeared to cruising at half-time after two Nicky Ajose goals, one after a contentious penalty, saw them lead 2-0.
But Gillingham hit back in the second half and halved the deficit 10 mintues in to the second period before Uche Ikpeazu wrapped things up with seven minutes remaining.
Nicky Ajose hit two goals for Crewe Alex as they moved out of the relegation zone with a home win over Gillingham on Saturday.
The loan striker bagged a first-half brace to take his tally to five in six four the club since joining from Leeds United.
The Gills pulled one back after the restart but Uche Ikpeazu settled it late on.
That means Crewe have taken 10 points from the last 12 on offer, and their latest success has lifted them from the bottom four in League One – above their victims.
And despite not playing anywhere close to their potential, confidence will be sky high ahead of next weekend’s trip to Notts County.
Gillingham slipped back into the League 1 relegation zone following defeat at Crewe.
Goals from Nicky Ajose and Harry Davis gave Crewe a 2-0 half-time lead.
The Gills pulled a goal back early in the second half as Bradley Dack slid onto Cody McDonald’s shot.
Crewe made sure of the win with a goal from Uche Ikpeazu.
It was Gillingham’s fourth defeat in a row and third from three for the caretaker management team.