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Zooms Typified Spirit By Reaching That Ball

31 October 2016

Boss delighted by his side's character to win in capital.

Steve Davis says that Zoumana Bakayogo’s desire to keep the ball alive for our opening goal at Leyton Orient typified the character of his Crewe Alexandra side. Crewe ended a run of seven games without a win with a professional display at the Matchroom Stadium on Saturday.

Goals from George Cooper and Harry Davis in the first half gave Crewe a deservedly 2-0 win in London.

In the build-up to the decisive opening goal of the game, left-back Bakayogo had to chase down an over-hit pass from James Jones to keep it in play. The experienced defender reached the by-line to cross into the Leyton Orient box and after Nicky Hunt had failed to clear, Alex Kiwomya poked the ball through to Cooper for the opening goal.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “We didn’t think Zooms would reach it but it shows his character. He had the guts, desire and athleticism to reach it. He got on the end of it before it went out and kept the ball alive. He managed to get the ball into the box and create something for us.

“We kept it alive and it was a great finish from George. The players do have a great spirit among themselves and they showed it in abundance at Leyton Orient.

“They were disciplined, kept their shape and concentration. They very rarely switched off and were strong throughout.”

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