David Artell says it was important to see his Crewe Alexandra side bounce back from Saturday’s home defeat to Cambridge United with another win on the road at Leyton Orient a few days later. Crewe were unfortunate to lose 3-2 to Cambridge with a big penalty call going against us.
Crewe shook off that disappointment to win in the final minute at the Matchroom Stadium on Tuesday night. The recalled James Jones broke into the Orient penalty area to convert a deflected cross from Owen Dale to give Crewe their fourth away win of the season.
Ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Salford City, David told the club’s official website: “It was important that we bounced back after what was a poor result against Cambridge. I thought the performance was good enough to have got something from that game but we knew what happened there.
“It was a test at Orient on a Tuesday night but we found a way to win. I didn’t think they were going to score and we have made two mistakes in our defending all night and that resulted in their goal and them having the penalty.
“In the last 10 minutes we could have gone on to win 4-1, 5-1 with the chances we had.
“For the all the ‘unlike Crewe characteristics’ I thought we were the worth the win. We stuck at it and became hard to beat. We didn’t play particularly well in possession but we were okay in possession.
“They were a big, physical team but we stood up to that and got the result, so it was a pleasing night from that perspective.”