23/10/2018 7:45 pm
Referee: Kevin Johnson
|Yeovil Town||Crewe Alexandra|
Jordan Bowery’s second goal in as many games sees Crewe Alexandra pick up another away point after a long trip to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town last night.
The first chance of the game came in the 5th minute with Yoann Arquin’s shot from just outside the area was saved by Ben Garratt before Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison fired over from a similar distance minutes later. The Alex took the lead in the 14th minute as Bowery scored at the second attempt following Callum Ainley putting him in behind the defence before Pickering forced Yeovil keeper Nathan Baxter into a decent save from a free-kick 3 minutes later.
Yeovil would level mid-way through the first half when Tom James’ long diagonal ball was fired in by Alex Fisher from the corner of the area with their next chance coming 9 minutes before the break as Olufela Olomola tested Garratt before Bowery was denied from adding his and the Alex’s second by a block late on.
Into the second half where Fisher had an attempt that flashed wide of the Alex goal before Olomola hit another effort saved by Garratt but after that, it was pressure from the away side. Ainley played Miller in behind with his effort beating the far post before the forward hit the side netting after getting on the end of a Pickering cross.
Charlie Kirk almost volleyed the Alex back into the lead on the hour-mark with a volley as a corner was cleared out to the edge of the area before the wide-man crossed in for Miller to head wide then Ainley’s low cross somehow was out of the reach of 3 players coming in.
We have back-to-back home games with Grimsby Town the visitors on Saturday before the re-arranged game against Mansfield Town next Tuesday.
What did we learn from this game?
Well if you’d asked any fans this time last week if they would have taken 4 points from these 2 games then most would have taken it but after the second half that we had last night then we’d probably feel a little unlucky that we’ve not come away with the win and we’ll be looking at getting a minimum of 4 points from the 2 home games coming up this week.
If we’re looking at the goal that we conceded, it has again has come from not closing down quickly enough and allowing the forward to get his shot away but that’s just being a little picky.