What the press made of the first defeat in four
Crewe Alex suffered their first defeat in four games when Cambridge United completed the double over them at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The Railwaymen did not live up to the standards they set in three straight wins as a Luke Berry double consigned them to defeat in League Two.
A Leon Legge own goal had got the Alex level midway through the second half but they could not build on it and have dropped to 17th, 12 points off the drop zone.
It was Cambridge’s first success in South Cheshire since 1985.
Shaun Derry was delighted with the manner in which Cambridge United clinched a 2-1 win at Crewe.
Luke Berry's double helped United to a victory, which moves them up to 11th, but still five points off the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.
Derry said: "It was a deserved win. It was a strong performance from us and I thought we took a lot of responsibility on the ball and off the ball we were good as well.
“I know we’ve won the game and we’re delighted about it, but I just knew with a large chunk of players back we could dominate a position and we’ve shown that today against a team that’s won three on the bounce.
“Sometimes it’s not been nice, I understand that, sometimes we’ve had to adopt a game plan that gets us results and keeps us in games.
"But today we felt we could show a little bit of what we are and I thought we were really precise in possession and we looked like we could score.
“We had bodies on the pitch, forward-thinking players, and it was everything I wanted today, so I’m really pleased."