What the press made of the disappointing late defeat
A DEFENSIVE mix-up in the 88th minute saw Crewe Alex fall to their first home defeat of the season on Tuesday night.
The Alex had battled back from 2-0 down to Wolves through goals from Chris Dagnall and Ryan Lowe in a pulsating Checkatrade Trophy clash at Gresty Road.
But keeper Ben Garratt and defender Jon Guthrie got involved in a calamitous breakdown in communication as the clock ticked towards a penalty shootout, and Bright Enobakhare nipped in to win it for the Championship under 23 side.
Added to Nouha Dicko’s first-half double, and keeper Andy Lonergan’s brilliance at the end, it was enough to consign the Railwaymen to defeat.
It will have come as a disappointment to manager Steve Davis, with £10,000 on offer for each victory in the competition.
But he will take some solace from a positive attacking display led by the outstanding midfielder George Cooper.
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Bright Enobakhare scored a late winner as Nouha Dicko returned to form in a thrilling Checkatrade Trophy win at Crewe.
Dicko put Wolves 2-0 with two excellent strikes, both assisted by Jed Wallace, writes Tim Spiers at Gresty Road.
Crewe galvanised themselves in the second half and drew level, with their first coming from an Andy Lonergan howler.
But Lonergan redeemed himself with some great saves, then Enobakhare tapped home in the 88th minutes before Lonergan pulled off world-class double save in the 96th minute to give Wolves the win.