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Artell: "The Lads Have Delivered Again"

25 March 2017

Crewe boss gives us his post-match reaction from Brunton Park following 2-0 win.

He added: "I said I wanted to go out to win the last nine games, that's two down and we move on to Cambridge next weekend."

"It was another good team performance and to score two goals and keep another clean-sheet makes me a happy manager. But we won't be getting complacent. I said to them we have won four games out of the last five and that's terrific but that doesn't make us Brazil or Germany. We have got along way to go, there is another game next week and we'll see where that takes us.

"Coops has then shown courage to go at the defender for the second goal. He has got at him, gone past him and rolled it over the six yard box and Jordan couldn't miss. He showed everyone how good he is again.

"Cooper's individual brilliance has created the two goals. The first goal was a great goal. He has lifted it over everyone to find Callum and it is not an easy finish. When they come like that you can snatch at it but he showed great technique to score.

"I didn't think we kept the ball well enough for the first 20 minutes or so and if there is a criticism then we should have scored more than we did. Cookey had a one on one and should have scored to make it 3-0. He put the keeper on the floor and should have lifted it over him or gone round him but I said to him when we were walking in, if all I have got to worry about is us missing one on one chances then we are not doing badly.

"To a man they have done it again and they deserve the rewards and the plaudits.

"The back four and goalkeeper have now achieved four clean-sheets out of five but as I've said, its a real team effort. They have all worked their socks off again and got their rewards. The centre-halves were excellent again and got the head on the balls going into our box and Zooms and Turts defended the crosses well.

Following the deserved 2-0 win, Artell told the club's official web-site: "The lads have delivered again. They have stood up to the physical side of Carlisle's game and when they had six forwards on at the end of the game, they still didn't create a clear chance. David Artell was once again delighted his side's away performance after they secured a third straight win of the road thanks to goals from Callum Cooke and Jordan Bowery. Crewe were in control at Brunton Park and could have added to that tally only to find Mark Gillespie in fine form for Carlisle. Our job was made even easier after our former striker Shaun Miller was dismissed after a reckless challenge on Ollie Turton five minutes into the second half.

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