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Boss Carl Everall revels in history-making Crewe FC
CREWE FC boss Carl Everall is revelling in the club’s own little piece of history-making this weekend.
At 3pm on Saturday, following an early kick off, Crewe sat top of the Cheshire League Division One table for the first time since their formation 15 years ago.
It was a brief stint at the summit for Everall’s outfit as title-holders Knutsford regained top spot later in the day, but the player-manager is confident the two-hour spell as league leaders is a sign of things to come at the Cumberland Arena.
“It was great to make history and, for the first time ever, put Crewe FC top of the Cheshire League,” said Everall. “Even if it did only last two hours!
“Next week we play while other clubs have cup duties, so we know we can go top and become the new pacesetters heading into the half way point.
“The lads were magnificent again, scoring four against a strong Greenalls outfit who would have taken top spot themselves if they'd have won.”
Everall welcomed former Witton Albion man Andy Parkinson into the squad on Saturday and was delighted with the impact the new signing had from the bench.
“Credit to the whole squad, we've looked compact and hard to break down off the ball while the transition to attack has seen us stretch the pitch and play some nice attractive and effective football.
“It's great from our coaching point of view that at 1-1 we made changes to effect the game positively.
“Again, it shows the importance of having strength-in-depth. Andy Parkinson in particular was spectacular when he came on.”
And Everall is confident Crewe’s strength-in-depth runs deep into the reserve set up.
“Our reserves won 2-1 against Sandbach Town thanks to goals from Pete Dubbin and Dan Lavalette.
“They go second in the league and both our teams are now the in-form sides in their leagues.”
The boss believes this run of form is breeding a competitive edge in the Crewe camp.
“We go strong against Denton Town on Saturday. There won't be many changes,” he added.
“Lads are told to play for their shirt, in games and in training, so it would be morally wrong to take it away from them after such rich form.
“It's frustrating for lads who aren’t involved, but there's a positive feeling around and I'm sure they'll understand – chances will come.”