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Injury time goal earns Crewe much needed win

A goal deep into stoppage time from Jordan Bowery earned Crewe a 1-0 win over Stevenage.

It was the 26 year-old striker's first league goal of the season and gave the Alex their first win in seven games.

Earlier goalkeeper Dave Richards was the hero, saving Matt Godden's penalty.

The win lifted the Railwaymen up to 17th place in the table.

Speaking to the club's official website, manager Dave Artell said: “That is what you get if you keep going and you keep believing. We were in the ascendancy for much of the game and didn’t give up. They kept going and they got their reward for doing that.

“I thought we thoroughly deserved it and our mindset was really good. We didn’t let any setbacks in the game affect us. We had a few decisions that could have gone in our favour and then they had the penalty. Dave did his research on the penalties. He knew where Godden had put his last ones and he did the work with John Dillon. We make sure that is done on a Friday and it paid off.

“Credit to Dave, he has been terrific in our last three games and he has kept us level in the first half with that save.

“I’m delighted for Jordan. He has got the nod today to start and he took his chance. He has been really good for us lately. He was really good away at Wycombe and has been one bright spark in the last few games.

“He looks big and powerful and he is putting a shift in for us. To get that winning goal in injury time caps off another good performance from him. He has got himself in there, it was a good turn and although he probably didn’t strike it as well as he wanted, I don’t think anyone cares, it was in the back of the net and I am delighted for everyone.

“It is great to stop the rot and it would have stopped if it was 0-0 but to win it in the final minute is even better. Now we have to build on it and take it to Yeovil."

 

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