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Fans View - So Solid Crewe

What a difference a striker makes, Lee Barnard was everything that we have been craving for. Took his goal well and his all round play was a cut above, the Crewe faithful have seen some great strikers over the years and Lee has been worth the wait.

We were desperately in need of win to kick start our season in to life and they didn`t disappoint. A twenty minute spell midway through the first half which included the two goals was enough to see off a spirited Huddersfield side that have previously been unbeaten on their travels.

In truth Barnard could have helped himself to first half hatrick which would have been harsh on a dogged Huddersfield side. Gary Roberts was the catalyst for the opener, his through ball fell to Barnard who made no mistake to open the scoring on the 16th minute.

In the next twenty minutes we played arguably some of the best football so far this season and it came as no surprise when we went 2-0. After a let off earlier in the game the Huddersfield keeper raced off his line again but lost out to Eugen Bopp who tapped home in to an empty net from 25 yards.

That goal killed the game as a contest, Crewe were happy to hold what they had and Huddersfield showed no signs of breaking down a resolute Crewe backline. Andy Booth and Luke Beckett were well marshalled by McCready and Baudet.

Crewe could and perhaps should have kicked on and scored more but it appeared the management team were happy to protect the clean sheet. Rix and McCready were brought on as replacements for Barnard and Roberts to further bolster our defence.

Not quite sure we need to play nine behind the ball in the closing stages, but we will take the win and clean sheet. If we produce winning football then the majority won`t complain. Steve Holland deserves special praise, his team, his players and his tactics. New Crewe most definitely.

Still areas to work on but much improved, the addition of Barnard will help. Will be interesting to see if we can kick on and mount a serious promotion charge. No reason to suggest not, if we can shut teams out like yesterday and score the odd goal along then promotion is a possibility.




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Writer: Matt Owen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 9 2007

Time: 12:07PM

 

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