Steve praises side following Crewe victory
Steve Eyre praised his side following their 4-2 victory over Crewe on Monday afternoon.
Town did their work in the first half with goals from Daniel Carr (x2), Duane Holmes and Cristian Lopez, as they went top of the Professional Development League 2 North.
“We wanted the players to pass the ball around freely when in possession and work hard for it when out of it – and they rose to the challenge today,” he said.
“We wanted to see more penalty area entries, which there was an abundance of today.”
On the first half, he said: “It was a superb half of football and we could have added to our tally in the second. We are little bit disappointed with the consolation goal that we conceded, but that shouldn’t be taken away from the efforts of the players. They were superb.
“Our goals were all fantastic finishes,” he continued. “It helps when you work hard and have good finishers in your team. I would like the turnover of possession around Daniel Carr to be better in terms of his ability to bring his teammates into play, but he certainly has an eye for goal and I am very pleased for him.”
Town knew not to underestimate Crewe having lost and drawn with them last season – and despite being a young outfit they had won their opening two games.
“We were 2-1 up here with a minute to go and drew and I did remind those lads that played that day about what happened,” said Steve. “I don’t know if it provided an extra bit of motivation, but I can’t fault the lads. They met all the challenges that they were set. Also, Tommy Smith showed his versatility and quality to play out of position in the left-back spot; he has now played in every position across the back four already this season.”
Matt Crooks missed today’s clash and Steve explained the midfielder’s absence.
“He came into the game on the back of a virus which he suffered over the weekend, but he should be fine to resume training tomorrow.”