Christopher Long made it two goals in two games with his well taken finish at Wimbledon last night. The summer signing from Motherwell also provided a terrific assist for Chris Porter to convert and set up a grandstand finish at Plough Lane. A resurgent Crewe just couldn’t find a late equaliser, eventually going down 3-2 after the damage inflicted in the first half.
The Porter and Long partnership was certainly a handful and with the energetic Scott Kashket in support from the right, Crewe are beginning to look more of a threat in the final third. The only downside was that we didn’t feed that front three enough last night.
Manager David Artell told us: “I thought the front three were very good and they looked dangerous every time we got into good positions. They looked as though they were going to create something or score and the only disappointing thing was that we didn’t get the ball to them enough.
“It is two in two (goals) for Chris Long and Ports got on the scoresheet again. When we got beyond Wimbledon’s press we looked like we would score goals which is a good thing. We have seen an improvement in that in the last two games.
“The front three are going along well and we have Mika (Mandron) as well, so that is pleasing. If you score goals then you always know that you are going to be in games of football.
“What we have to make sure is that we are not as charitable as we were at Wimbledon.”