David Artell was pleased that his Crewe Alexandra side ended the season with three goals, three points and a result that took us into the top half of the League One table. Crewe recorded an 18th win of the campaign by beating Shrewsbury Town at Gresty Road.
Crewe allowed a 2-0 lead to slip away before half-time - but responded to win the game thanks to Chris Porter’s close range finish in the final 10 minutes. Porter had literally just taken the field to replace two-goal marksman, Mikael Mandron in an entertaining final game of the season.
After the 3-2 win, Artell told us: “We scored three really good goals. They were good goals for varying reasons, the weight of pass and the finishing from Mika and Chris got in there again for his goal.
“There is always something on the game and it means we have finished in the top half of the table. Out of the four promotion teams last season, we are the highest of them. The lowest budget, so we probably have the value added if you like but 8 points off the play-offs and the amount of points we have chucked away has cost us in the end.
“There were lots of games that we have lost when we shouldn’t of or drawn when we should have won and that is something we have to learn from.”