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Gamesley capitalise on defensive mistakes to defeat Crewe FC
12:10pm Monday 25th February 2013 in Sport
Crewe FC 3 Gamesley 4
AFTER tasting heavy defeat to Cheshire Football Division One leaders Knutsford last week, Crewe were hoping to return to winning ways against Gamesley at the Cumberland Arena.
A physical Gamesley side started by pressing from the front, but still struggled to keep a lid on Crewe's passing game as the hosts moved the ball with quality.
That was until the first of Crewe's defensive lapses, when keeper Newton allowed Chester's back pass to roll under his foot and give the visiting striker a simple goal from close range.
But luckily that cheap goal did not halt Crewe's momentum and within five minutes they had dragged themselves level, Goddard feeding Hudson down the left wing and his delightful cross found Tickle unmarked at the back post to slot home.
With the wind in their sails Crewe pushed on for a second goal, Goddard and Hudson again linking up down the left to give Tickle his second of the game after a delightful run into the area.
Despite looking in control of the game Crewe's defensive mistakes again reared their head to allow the visitors to draw level, Tinsley letting the ball roll through his legs to once again gift the opposition striker another simple goal.
To make matters worse Newton then palmed a soft header from a Gamesley player back into his feet and he duly tapped home from two yards to put Crewe behind.
Luckily Goddard and Hudson's partnership on the left wing was still paying dividends and in a mirror image of Crewe's opener Smith tapped in at the far post to drag his side level once again.
A fourth Gamesley goal brought an end to a rollercoaster first half, but Crewe knew they had to rid themselves of the defensive errors if they were ever to get a return from the game.
Unfortunately the recovery never occured, as though the hosts managed to keep the visitors at bay after the break a combination of wasteful finishing and the woodwork ensured a frustrated Crewe side were emptyhanded.