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Patience Was Key To Victory

22 November 2017

Boss admits that we had to ride our luck a bit in the first half but that the game plan worked to give us a first away win since August.

David Artell says that the patience of his Crewe Alexandra team paid off at the Globe Arena last night. The Alex recorded only their second away win of the season thanks to Perry Ng’s wonderful strike with five minutes left and although we had to ride our luck at times in the first half, the Crewe boss says his hard working players deserved the rub of the green for once.

Following the 1-0 win against Morecambe, the Alex boss said: “It took a long time for the goal for come but it wasn’t for the want of trying from both clubs. We both had chances and we had a bit of good fortune in the first half when Ellison hit the crossbar and the post.

“The one that hit the crossbar took a slight deflection to take it onto the bar and that is about putting your body on the line and making those type of blocks.

“The second one was a great shot from Ellison and sometimes you cannot do too much about that. It is the fine margins that you find in professional and thankfully we were on the right side of one for once.

“The key was to keep in the game and keep on trying to play our way in. It was a scrappy and bitty game, because of the rain and the pitch conditions but we showed that other side of the game. We have shown it against Notts County, Stevenage and for a large part against Rotherham. We have shown it here once again so we know they are capable of it.

“It has taken a moment of skill to win it. Callum showed great skill to come out off the line and Perry has hit a terrific shot. He is a good player. He has played right-back, centre-back and now midfield and that shows what a good footballer he is.”   

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