What the press made of the Posh defeat
Crewe Alex’s descent towards League Two continued with a comfortable win for Peterborough United at London Road on Saturday.
There were few signs of a late recovery effort from the rock bottom side as Posh eased to victory with strikes from Harry Beautyman (2) and Lee Angol.
It means the Railwaymen have now won just one in 20 games and the 12th time they have drawn a blank in the league this season.
CREWE'S stay in League One could well be over as early as next week after a 3-0 defeat to Peterborough United at the ABAX Stadium.
Harry Beautyman's first-half brace, added to by Lee Angol in the second half, made it a comfortable afternoon for Graham Westley's side, who would have won by more had it not been for a string of good saves from Ben Garratt.
The result, Crewe's 22nd league defeat of the season, extended their winless run to 11 games, with results elsewhere leaving them 12 points from safety with just six games to play.
And while relegation is all but confirmed, it could well be made official with defeat at local neighbours Port Vale next weekend.
Charlie Kirk went close with efforts in either half, but that was as good as it got for the visitors, with Ben Alnwick in the Peterborough goal enjoying a relatively trouble free afternoon.
Peterborough United could have won this game with Mr and Miss Posh up front. The players would have had a more testing afternoon (April 2) trying to rob a baby of its candy.
Crewe Alexandra were as good as relegated before kick-off. The Railwayman have come to the end of the line in League One. Their budget is so poor George Osborne probably devised it and their manager, the admirably honest and very interesting Steve Davis, admitted his side threw the towel in at the ABAX Stadium.
All that might explain why Posh boss Graham Westley, another straight-talking individual, was not too impressed with his own side’s efforts. A 3-0 home win, that could easily have been trebled without the heroics of visiting ‘keeper Ben Garratt, and nine points out of nine left Westley as underwhelmed as film reviewers of Batman v Superman.