David Artell admitted that his Crewe side produced the one moment of real quality in Saturday’s game to unlock the Blackpool defence.
Harry Pickering’s purposeful pass into Callum Ainley, allowed him to subtly touch Charlie Kirk in behind Ollie Turton before his lofted cross was emphatically volleyed home by our leading scorer, Mikael Mandron.
The opening goal did come against the run of play and although Crewe improved in the second half, Blackpool did deserve a point in the end. Their midfielder Grant Ward firing in after a messy scramble inside the Alex box.
Artell told crewealex.net: “We produced the one real move of quality on Saturday to score a very good goal. It was a good move and Kirky’s cross was perfect for Mikael.
“It was the one real attacking move that we put together. We had real attacking intent and showed our quality for the goal but we didn’t do that often enough. In truth, I didn’t think Blackpool did either. They didn’t have many chances either.
He added: “We have to make sure we do more when we have the ball and have that real intent in the final third. Blackpool kept possession and had more of the ball and that made things hard for us but we have to take some credit for staying in the game, defending like we did and making sure we got something from the game.”