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Late Win Has Given Everyone A Major Boost

15 January 2019

Victories like ours against Newport County AFC on Saturday are what David Artell’s describes as 'three and ½ pointers'.

Crewe Alexandra trailed 2-1 in the 88th minute at Gresty Road before a coolly taken penalty from Chris Porter and a tidy finish from Callum Ainley gave us an unlikely three points.

The late win moved Crewe up to 14th in the table and Artell says that they have to take that momentum into our away game at MK Dons this weekend.

Artell told the club’s official website: “Some victories are what I describe as three and half points and Saturday was one of those. When you are trailing 2-1 in the 88th minute and go on to win it then it's those moments you want in football.

“Of course, any manager will tell you that they don’t want to be in that position in the first place but that is where we found ourselves and the lads deserve great credit for showing that character.

“We should have been out of sight at half-time and the lads possibly got too comfortable because of it but the wind helped them second half. Saying that they didn’t create as many chances as we did in the first half.

“We stood up to their physicality and showed our quality and desire to win the game in stoppage time.

“The third goal was terrific. We had so many bodies in the box and had a lot of shots at goal. We kept going. Owen (Dale) had a shot that was blocked and then kept it alive, James (Jones) had a good touch, Callum had a shot saved, Ports was in there sticking his leg out to get a touch, Finney was fouled and Jordan showed a great piece of composure to find Callum.”



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