What the press made of the weekend’s victory
Crewe Alex recorded their first home win since November to give their League One survival hopes a boost with a 2-0 win over Rochdale at Gresty Road.
First-half goals from Marcus Haber and Brad Inman were enough to earn the Alex the spoils and extend their unbeaten run to four games despite testing conditions.
CREWE made it four games unbeaten with only their third home win of the season as goals from Marcus Haber and Brad Inman saw them overcome Rochdale at Gresty Road.
The Alex took the lead in the 30th minute as Marcus Haber nodded in a George Cooper corner from close range, before Brad Inman scored a terrific solo goal, making it five goals in five games, just before the break
In difficult conditions, the Alex were good value for their victory as they continued their recent improvement after three consecutive draws.
Rochdale improved after the break, and almost halved the deficit 28 seconds in to the second period, but Crewe held firm as they moved up to 22nd in League One, three points from safety.
Rochdale showed their charitable side after gifting Crewe two goals in a scrappy encounter at a very wet Gresty Road.
Marcus Haber capitalised on some sloppy defending from a corner when he headed home at the back post unchallenged to open the scoring and on the stroke of half-time Brad Inman doubled their advantage. Inman raced from the half way line unchallenged after a mistake by Peter Vincenti to slot under Josh Lillis.
Dale had plenty of chances to get back into the game but Ian Henderson, Callum Camps and Jamie Allen squandered good opportunities.