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Artell Delighted With Away Display

10 August 2019

David Artell was delighted with his side’s 2-1 win at Oldham Athletic this afternoon. The Alex boss was just slightly disappointed that his dominant Crewe Alexandra side didn’t score more goals than we did.

Chris Porter’s first half double on his 500th league appearance proved enough over the 90 minutes to give Crewe that first win of the campaign.

Following the 2-1 win at a rain battered Boundary Park, the Alex boss said: “It is something of a travesty that it ended 2-1 really. If it ended 4, 5, 6, I don’t think anyone could complain today. Apart from the first 10 minutes, I thought we dominated the game and we should have scored more. Daniel Powell had a rebound off the line, Olly has had a header from about six yards and the goalkeeper has pulled off a great save and Owen has missed from about four yards and they are the ones that I  can think about at the top of my head.

“We had numerous chances to score and if the lad puts it in at the death the 2-2 would have been an absolute travesty.

“We started poorly again and conceded an early goal so that is something we will look at and see if we are not doing something we should be. It has happened in both games, so it isn’t a travelling thing but after that we were dominant and the Oldham sponsors were right to give the man of the match award to their goalkeeper.

On match winner Porter, the gaffer said: “Chris is a good player. He had something like 15 goals in 31 starts last season and it is 2 in 2 now, so I would think he is feeling much better than last week. Hopefully he can have this feeling most weekends.

“He led the line really well and did his job for the team and I am delighted that he got his reward with his two goals. “


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