December 8, 2012
Davis delight as Crewe down Preston
Crewe manager Steve Davis celebrated signing a new contract with the club in style as his side convincingly put Preston to the sword 3-1 at Deepdale.
Goals from Luke Murphy, Bradden Inman and Mathias Pogba were enough for all three points despite Paul Huntington's late reply for the hosts, just 24 hours after Davis put pen to paper on a new 18-month rolling contract with the Railwaymen.
Murphy put Crewe in front against the run of play, finishing low under the body of Thorsten Stuckmann when Byron Moore's pass found him unmarked in the area.
Five minutes after half-time Crewe had doubled their lead through Inman, the on-loan Newcastle youngster slotting in off the post for his first senior goal.
And just three minutes later Pogba's 10th goal of the season put the game beyond any doubt, the striker meeting Moore's cross and finishing at the second attempt after Stuckmann saved his first effort.
Huntington headed home a minute from time but it was not enough to prevent Preston extending their winless run at home in the league to six games.
|Preston North End||Crewe Alexandra|
|1 Thorsten Stuckmann||13 Alan Martin|
|6 Shane Cansdell-Sherriff||15 Gregor Robertson|
|4 Paul Huntington||6 Adam Dugdale|
|5 Chris Robertson||5 Mark Ellis|
|14 Todd Kane||3 Harry Davis|
|19 John Welsh||12 Oliver Turton|
|11 Lee Holmes||19 Abdul Osman|
|8 Nicky Wroe||8 Luke Murphy|
|21 John Mousinho||31 Bradden Inman|
|17 Jeffrey Monakana||11 Byron Moore|
|37 Anthony Elding||9 Mathias Pogba|
|23 Steve Simonsen||Ben Garratt 21|
|18 Andrew Procter||George Ray 17|
|13 Joel Byrom||Jon Guthrie 16|
|22 Jack King||Chuks Aneke 26|
|10 Lee Trundle||Brendon Daniels 18|
|12 Akpo Sodje||Ryan Colclough 27|
|7 David Amoo||Max Clayton 7|
|Akpo Sodje for Jeffrey Monakana (57)||Chuks Aneke for Byron Moore (87)|
|David Amoo for Todd Kane (57)|
|Joel Byrom for Nicky Wroe (62)|
|Todd Kane (10)||Harry Davis (37)|
|Chris Robertson (84)|
|Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (86)|
|· Squads: Preston North End | Crewe Alexandra|