Rovers and out
Saturday August 18th
Crewe escaped with a valuable point as the held on to a point despite late pressure from Bristol Rovers. Chris Dickson made his League debut and Ben Rix was recalled following David Vaughan's move to Spanish side Real Sociedad.
Rovers, playing their first home fixture back in League One were on a high and took the lead through Craig Disley just after the half hour mark. Billy Jones tangled with Pipe and he fed Lambert who passed it to Disley and he scored with a neat finish.
The lead for Rovers last just minutes, as Crewe responded in style. Tom Pope grabbed his first senior goal with a well taken finish to silence the partizan home crowd.
Shortly before half time we lost Chris McCready through injury and he was replaced by the summer capture from Liverpool Danny O'Donnell.
The 2nd half was all one way traffic as Bristol Rovers stepped up a gear as the looked for the wind. Excellent defending ensured that we left the Memorial Ground with a point.
The home team huffed and puffed but couldnt find a way through a well organised Crewe back line. A decent away performance, glad to hold out for a point. Next weekend sees League One leaders Leyton Orient travel to the Alexandra Stadium.
Another brilliant performance by Gary Roberts. Worked well throughout the game and was the catalyst for Tom Pope's goal. Much improved this season and deserves high praise for his form in the matches to date.
Ben Williams 7/10
Danny Woodards 6/10
Julien Baudet 7/10
Chris McCready 6/10
Billy Jones 5/10
Gary Roberts 9/10
Neil Cox 6/10
Ben Rix 5/10
Steve Schumacher 6/10
Chris Dickson /10
Tom Pope 7/10
Danny O Donnell 7/10
Shaun Miller 6/10
Ryan Lynch 6/10
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