What the press made of the late victory
A stunning late strike from Perry Ng ended a run of eight straight away defeats for Crewe Alex at Morecambe on Tuesday night.
The 21-year-old, who had been pushed forward from defence to midfield for the League Two basement battle, blasted home from outside the box in the 85th minute of a tense game.
Both sides had missed chances before that, with Shrimps man Kevin Elliison twice hitting the woodwork in the first half.
But the Alex took the points to move up two spots in the standings.
Manager David Artell said: "It is a massive result for us. I didn’t know it was eight away games without a win, but it's three points and another game.
"Now we have to go again on Saturday, but a result like this can just be the start of a run. That is what our aim has to be.
Well, it was always going to happen wasn’t it?
Take one side in a semblance of decent form, pair them up against another with eight consecutive away defeats and there was only going to be one winner.
Unfortunately from the Morecambe perspective, it was Crewe who snapped their travel sickness thanks to Perry Ng’s 85th minute strike.
With a game of low quality drifting towards a goalless draw, the midfielder provided arguably the sole moment of quality with a fierce 25-yard shot that flew past Barry Roche.
Defeat was disappointing enough but, coupled with a truly dreadful attendance figure of 927, made for a sobering evening for all connected with Morecambe.
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MORECAMBE suffered a disappointing home defeat as a superb late strike from Perry Ng gave Dave Artell's side three points.
As a game of few chances looked set to end goalless Ng provided a moment of quality with a superb 25-yard shot that flew past Barry Roche.