Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell was understandably delighted that his side ended a run of three league games without a win, with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Swindon Town.
A finely taken finish from Charlie Kirk on the brink of the half an hour mark gave us all three points against Phil Brown’s side at Gresty Road last night. The win puts us on a more healthy 11 points as it begins to really tighten down at the bottom of League Two.
Following the deserved 1-0 win, Artell said: I don’t think we have been playing that badly. We have been disappointed with the second half performances against Cheltenham and Port Vale because we haven’t played enough football but we needed some results and we are pleased that it has come against Swindon.
“I thought we were good. I really didn't think we deserved to lose at Notts County at the weekend, but we did and if you say that too often pressure mounts.
"I'm pleased for everyone associated with the club. We were miles the better team in the first half.
"In the second the goalkeeper has pulled off an absolute worldie from Callum Ainley to make it 2-0. We looked a threat. Ryan Wintle should have done better on the counter attack, Charlie Kirk should have done better on the counter attack.
"But I’ll take a 1-0. We’ve still only conceded one goal at home, which is pleasing and when the lads do their jobs properly, that’s what you get.”