Crewe 3-1 Barnet

Goals on either side of half-time helped Crewe to beat Barnet.

The home side opened the scoring when Luke Murphy's cracking 25-yard strike beat a helpless Dean Brill in the Barnet goal.

Crewe doubled their lead through Shaun Miller, who pounced when Brill could only parry Ashley Westwood's shot.

Barnet hit back when Izale McLeod bundled home from close range, but Adam Dugdale tapped in Miller's cross to seal the points for the hosts.


Crewe boss Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was similar in a way to last week, because we were the better side in the first half and then they took the game over in the second half.

"It was an opportunity that opened up to Dugdale, but I knew that he would know that I wouldn't be to happy about him doing it if it didn't work out.

"I was happy about him doing it though because he succeeded and that's been my theme this season."

Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez told BBC London 94.9:

"There wasn't much in it during the first half. Both sides had one effort at goal and it was a great strike from their man and a great save from their keeper.

"In the second half they went 2-0 up and I think we pretty much dominated the game. We had chance after chance and must have had three or four decent chances to score.

"It's been disappointing. When we have played well, we haven't got the points we've accumulated. We need to sort ourselves out defensively."

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