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Arell: "We Showed Real Intent To Get The Job Done"

18 March 2017

Post match reaction from the Crewe boss after 2-0 win.

"He is a real goalscorer. I've played against them and I never liked playing against them, those box players who get chances out of nothing and score goals. We know what a great finisher Daggers is."

"We played some great football for the second goal. We kept the ball well and it was a great goal, a really good team goal and it was shame that he couldn't quite get another and take the matchball home. The keeper had made a terrific save to deny him a hat-trick. I am pleased as punch for him.

"They were all good and Cooper has whipped in a low cross and it wasn't an easy finish for Daggers. He got his head on it and I was delighted because we were probing and it was a great start for us.

"The first thing George Ray says when he comes in, is front three unbelievable work ethic. That says it all to me. You often go on about back fours and goalkeepers getting clean-sheets but the forwards set the tone. When the front three work that hard it certainly gives you a platform. We showed great courage on the ball today.

"They got rewarded with a second goal and that's five clean-sheets in 12 and 3 in 4, so with those stats you have got a chance. Its pleasing.

Following the 2-0 win over Colchester, Dave told the club's official web-site: "I thought we were worthy winners. We showed intent throughout the game. They had one chance first half with a second phase set piece when we didn't get out quickly enough. Other than that I cannot remember them having too many chances. Second half, they had better spells and forced Ben into some good saves late on but I didn't think we let them have too many chances over the 90 minutes. They have shown a real solidness to their play. They knew their jobs and they have done their jobs, well.

David Artell was a pleased manager as his Crewe Alexandra side achieved back-to-back league wins for only the the time this season. Crewe deserved the three points that were achieved by two goals by the in-form Chris Dagnall.

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