UK time is: 06:50:41
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hereford 1-1 Crewe

Crewe managed to avoid a third successive away defeat but a point at Hereford leaves us trailing in the play-off race.

If we were ever in that race we are now most certainly outsiders. After a run of six unbeaten in December defeats on the road to Macclesfield and Dagenham have soured the feelings at Gresty Road. Tuesday night was a good chance to get back on track against a Hereford side who had lost their previous four but, for whatever reason, we just don't have that quality edge that typical play-off contenders have to see us dispatch the poorer sides.

We were perhaps unlucky to go behind at Edgar Street, a blatant handball by Marc Pugh started for the move for Constantine's opening goal four minutes to half time, it was a bit of bad luck and poor refereeing we didn't need but we had enough possession to hit back - we just didn't have the quality.

The second half was perfectly set up for the Alex, four minutes in with Donaldson converting the equaliser, it was the chance to take the game by the scruff of the neck. We failed to capitalise however and both teams settled for a point.

Dario said he was pleased to just stop the rot but on the larger scale it may well be the beginning of the end as far as this season goes. Now seven points off the play-offs everyone around us has games in had over us, games in hand that will certainly extend the gap between us and seventh spot and knock us down a couple of positions over the next few weeks.

All hope of success isn't completely lost. Play to the death, of course. With three success home games coming up - Darlington, Bournemouth, Torquay - there's a good chance of 7 to 9 points for the taking and that would certainly keep us in with a shout.

You just have to ask yourself; can we keep up any sort of momentum for the rest of the season considering another stutter will almost certainly leave us to play out the rest of the season as mid-table fodder?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 20 2010

Time: 2:28PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Davis so happy to deliver (Saturday December 20 2014)

Crewe shock leaders (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Bristol City (Saturday December 20 2014)

Defender could step in (Friday December 19 2014)

Systematic approach from Davis (Friday December 19 2014)

Defender misses leaders (Friday December 19 2014)

Davis still backs team (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Doubtful duo isolated (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Crewe could re-sign defender (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Striker desperate to recover (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 1 - 0 Bristol City
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Doncaster
Leyton Orient 4 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 0 Chesterfield
Crawley 1 - 1 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Scunthorpe 20 6 5 9 -9 23
19. Gillingham 21 5 7 9 -7 22
20. Crawley 21 5 7 9 -12 22
21. Colchester 21 5 5 11 -12 20
22. Yeovil 21 5 5 11 -13 20
23. Leyton Orient 21 4 7 10 -8 19
24. Crewe 21 5 4 12 -22 19

Breaking League News

Grayson Celebrates 100th Game With 50th Win.
Preston : 21/12/2014 05:47:00
Posh Boss Not Happy With Referee
Preston : 21/12/2014 05:15:00
Preston Ease Past Peterborough
Preston : 21/12/2014 04:49:00
Davis so happy to deliver
Crewe : 20/12/2014 22:32:00
Crewe shock leaders
Crewe : 20/12/2014 22:14:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 50%
No 50%