What the press made of the defeat to The LaticsThe Sentinel
CREWE dropped back in to the bottom four as a disappointing home performance saw them lose 1-0 to Oldham Athletic.
A scrappy affair, lacking any real quality, one goal was always likely to be the winning margin and so it proved as substitute Conor Wilkinson’s side 16 minutes from time proved the difference.
It was the first goal that Crewe had conceded in 434 minutes of football and despite them trying to rally they failed to fashion any clear cut opening to level the scores.
Crewe Alex slipped back into the League One relegation zone after a dismal home defeat to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.
A second-half strike from sub Conor Wilkinson separated two poor sides on a dreadful Gresty Road pitch.
It was the first home goal the Alex have conceded in five home games, and it led to their second home loss in 12.
But more importantly it has left the Railwaymen deep in danger, with the seven-point cushion they established a fortnight ago now completely eroded.
And with confidence and form now looking at a real low ebb, Crewe have much to do if they are to beat the drop.
ATHLETIC registered a second victory under Dean Holden's charge thanks to a solitary strike from substitute Conor Wilkinson at relegation-threatened Crewe.
Wilkinson struck 16 minutes from time - having only replaced Rhys Turner 10 minutes earlier - when he steered a shot past Paul Rachubka from eight yards.
It had been a game of few chances at either end, but Wilkinson was the hero in the end after a contest in which Athletic defended resolutely throughout.