Davis delight at Alex display

Crewe manager Steve Davis felt his forwards were "a constant menace" as they earned a 2-1 victory at Shrewsbury in the JPT.

Last Updated: 10/10/12 at 14:14

Davis: Thrilled with performance

Davis: Thrilled with performance

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Skipper Luke Murphy fired Alex in front in the ninth minute before Max Clayton doubled their advantage 12 minutes into the second half with his first goal in eight games.

A huge error from goalkeeper Alan Martin gifted Shrewsbury sub Asa Hall a goal. Martin then made amends by stopping another long-range drive from Hall with his feet before making an even better save to divert a Jon Taylor shot round his near post.

The pace and movement of Clayton, Mathias Pogba and Ajay Leitch-Smith troubled Shrewsbury throughout and Davis said: "I thought we controlled the first half with our football and caused them some problems with how we set up. I tried to do something different.

"I thought our front players were a constant menace and it took them a while to get to grips with what we were doing before they dropped somebody on to Chuks [Aneke] and matched us up.

"The three in midfield played a bit deeper and got the three in front of them running at them and causing some problems by interchanging positions so I was delighted with that."

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