What the press made of the rearguard action at The Banks's Stadium
CREWE were to pick up an excellent point on the road as they held high flying Walsall 1-1.
Ben Nugent’s strike cancelled out an early Tom Bradshaw strike as Crewe were to make it four points from back-to-back away games.
Both sides had chances to win it, but Crewe will be happy to go in to back-to-back home games with a win and a draw from trips to Shrewsbury and Walsall.
Crewe Alex picked up a battling point with a decent display at high-flying Walsall on Saturday.
Ben Nugent cancelled out Tom Bradshaw’s opener in the first half to make it four points from two away games for the Railwaymen.
Leading after two minutes a week earlier, Crewe were behind in three at the Bescot Stadium. Top-scorer Bradshaw found it far too easy to bullet a header past Ben Garratt from the first corner of the game.
The equaliser came against the run of play when the hosts failed to deal with a David Fox free-kick and, when the ball was half-cleared, Nugent drilled home his first for the club from 18 yards.
Crewe grew into the game from that point but will still have been relieved to get in at half-time level-pegging.
The second half was fast and flowing, and both sides went for the win, but neither side could make the breakthrough and the Alex’s excellent record against Walsall continued.
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Dominant Walsall were forced to make do with just a point as Crewe came away from the Banks’s Stadium with a 1-1 draw.
Tom Bradshaw’s eighth goal of the season put them ahead inside three minutes, with the forward powerfully heading home Anthony Forde’s corner.
Crewe got back on level terms against the run of play, when defender Ben Nugent rifled home an unstoppable 25-yard drive.
But the Saddlers went on to dominate the game with Jason Demetriou hitting the crossbar and the likes of Jordan Cook, Kieron Morris, Forde and Bradshaw all missing good chances.