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Set-Play Work Paid Off

24 April 2017

David Artel pleased in seeing Wintle head home a corner.

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell was pleased that the hard work conducted on the training ground paid off when Ryan Wintle headed home from a set-piece corner. Wintle rose above Sandro Semedo at the far post to head George Cooper’s longer struck corner into the back of the Leyton Orient net. Wintle’s first senior goal put the Railwaymen 2-0 up and firmly in the driving seat against the O’s.


Artell stressed that his team have been working hard on defending and attacking the ball better out on the training pitch.


The Crewe boss told crewealex.net: “It was pleasing to score from a set-piece because we have worked hard at it over the last few weeks. We have been out on the training ground, working on defending our box and having that desire to get our head on things in the opposition box as well.


“We have discussed how important set pieces are. Other teams do work for hours on them and it is something we can improve on. They are important because they can change games. We have conceded too many from set plays and it is about getting the mind-set right.


“Ryan had that real desire to get his head on the ball. It was a great far post header and it capped off a great performance from him.”


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