What the press made of the season opening victory
ADAM King's strike after 65 seconds was enough to hand Crewe their first win of the season at Shrewsbury Town.
The Swansea loanee scored his fourth of the season to hand the Alex a lead which they defended manfully for the rest of the game.
Steve Davis resisted the temptation to change after back-to-back home defeats as he stuck with the same starting XI, subs bench and formation for the third game in a row.
There were some familiar names in the Shrewsbury line-up in the form of ex-Alex defenders Matt Tootle and Mark Ellis as they were also unchanged after three wins on the spin.
Crewe Alex finally got their first win of the season thanks to a super defensive effort at Shrewsbury on Saturday.
Adam King’s second-minute strike gave the Alex something to hold onto and they did it with grit and determination.
They had more good chances, but Shrewsbury went close on several occasions and dominated the second half, only to be kept out by a resolute Alex rearguard.
The win lifted Crewe off the bottom of the table.
Adam King’s goal after just 59 seconds after Jermaine Grandison’s mistake clinched Alex’s first win of the season.
They made it four straight home league defeats for Micky Mellon’s side this term and five going back to May.
But Town controlled the game and easily had enough chances to have made it four consecutive victories themselves after controlling the game.
After trailing early on, Town produced one of their most convincing performances of the season as Larnell Cole forced goalkeeper Ben Garratt to smother.
Jordan Clark hit the bar and Abu Ogogo headed inches over, while Tyrone Barnett was denied by a last-ditch tackle, all in the first-half.
In the second-half, Town weren’t so creative but still dominated and Cole forced a superb save from Garratt, wasted another chance and lashed wide, while sub James Collins glanced wide at the death.
Crewe however wasted a golden chance on the break when unmarked sub Marcus Haber headed wide on 83.