What the press made of the damaging Tangerines defeatThe Chronicle
Steve Davis vowed to pick himself up after Saturday’s devastating defeat to 10-man Blackpool, despite some supporters calling for his head at Gresty Road.
The Alex manager admitted the 2-1 loss to their fellow strugglers was damaging, as it left his side eight points adrift of League One safety – essentially nine points with goal difference.
He acknowledged some of the chants against him from Alex fans, but was adamant the fight is not over.
He said he will be bouncing back in preparation for an Easter double header at Sheffield United (Good Friday) and at home to Bradford (Easter Monday).
Davis said: “I’ll pick myself up, you’ve got to as a manager, it’s nothing I haven’t heard before from a section of the crowd.
“We’re all frustrated, we had got ourselves in a position to win the game but thrown it away.
“It hurts us all, just as it does the people watching, and I will pick myself up and be ready for the next game.
CREWE suffered a disastrous home defeat that leaves their League One status hanging by a thread as they were beaten 2-1 by 10-man Blackpool.
Marcus Haber drew the Alex level with his 83rd minute goal, only for Blackpool to go straight up the other end and win it through Tom Aldred's deflected shot to spark a pitch invasion by the away fans, while Brad Inman skied an injury-time penalty over the bar to compound the misery.
Jack Redshaw had given Blackpool the lead with his 33rd minute strike, but the visitors were forced to play well over an hour with just 10 men as he was sent off two minutes later.
Crewe hit the woodwork twice after the break through Zoumana Bakayogo, but it was a desperately disappointing second half showing from the Alex as Blackpool managed the game expertly with just 10 men.
The result leaves Crewe eight points from safety with just nine games to play after yet another home defeat.
Tom Aldred handed ten man Blackpool a huge win on an incredible afternoon against Crewe.
The defender fired a deflected winner minutes after Marcus Haber looked to have stolen a point for the home side.
Crewe then missed a stoppage time penalty when Brad Inman fired high over the bar, on an afternoon which saw Jack Redshaw sent off.
The striker was first booked for ‘over celebrating’ putting Blackpool ahead, before seeing red moments later with a foul on David Fox.
But some heroic defending, and a huge slice of luck with the penalty lifted Pool out of the bottom four.