What the press made of the Iron winThe Sentinel
CREWE’s seven point cushion over the bottom four in League One returned thanks to an improved second half showing against Scunthorpe at Gresty Road.
Having won just one of their last four games, and not scored for more than six hours, Crewe picked up a vital three points thanks to two excellent goals from Greg Leigh and Marcus Haber.
A tight first half saw little quality, but the game came to life early in the second half as Greg Leigh scored a stunning first, thumping a left-footed strike in to the goal off the bar, before Marcus Haber made it two a minute later, getting on to the end of a James Jones delivery.
Two goals in as many minutes earned Crewe Alex a vital three points with victory over Scunthorpe United at Gresty Road on Saturday.
Greg Leigh’s scorcher – his first professional goal – and a Marcus Haber header in the second half made the difference in the League One encounter.
It made it just one home defeat in 11 for the Alex, who have now recorded four consecutive clean sheets for the first time since 2002 with a resolute defensive performance.
And most importantly it kept the Alex’s heads well above water in the relegation battle, moving them up to 18th and establishing a six-point cushion from the bottom four.
TWO goals in the space of as many, manic second-half minutes condemned Scunthorpe United to defeat at Crewe Alexandra, on what proved to be a disappointing afternoon at Gresty Road.
There was nothing to separate the two teams at half-time following an opening 45 minutes that produced few chances and had little flow.