Crewe 0, Leyton Orient 2_ leaders present scientific contact to depart the Alex winless in 5

Lee Bell urged Crewe’s gamers to face up and be counted after tonight’s newest setback – a house defeat by the hands of leaders Leyton Orient – left them with only one win of their final 9 video games.

Richie Wellen’s males proved to be too scientific, though they had been assisted by one other spluttering house displaying.

The Alex have 4 video games towards 4 golf equipment under them within the desk this month, beginning with Saturday’s journey to Crawley, to ensure they do not get dragged right into a relegation battle.

After their very own troublesome spell, Orient had eased their strategy to victory earlier than the hour mark and back-to-back wins see them go seven factors clear on the prime of League Two.

The Londoners had been forward within the thirty first minute after a scientific end from on-loan Brighton teenager Ed Turns and regardless of a spirited fightback which noticed Elliott Nevitt graze the surface of the put up they confirmed their superiority with a second from Theo Archibald early within the second half (58).

They dominated possession, however a Crewe aspect displaying 5 modifications from the one defeated so simply by Grimsby final weekend, restricted them to only one sight of aim early on when Charlie Kelman nicked the ball previous Dave Richards, however was denied by a goalmouth clearance by Rod McDonald.

It was a momentary reprieve, nonetheless, and Wellens’ aspect had been forward when Turns drove a low end into the nook of the online after being arrange by Kelman for his first senior aim.

On-loan midfeilder Ryan Finnigan made his first begin for Crewe (Image credit score: Kevin Warburton).

Keeper Lawrence Vigouroux preserved the guests’ lead when he pushed round Nevitt’s rising drive and Dan Agyei fired an effort throughout the face of aim. Former Tranmere participant Nevitt went even nearer after the restart with a low shot onto the woodwork.

However the Alex had been undone when a fast interchange of passages close to to the nook flag let Kelman in and he pulled the ball again throughout the field for Archibald to complete with aplomb.

Bell stated: “We’re not getting sufficient targets and we have to maintain working at that. We have now received to search out methods to make it higher.

“It will not be a case of us going to Crawley with fingers crossed on Saturday as we can be prepared. I’ve let the gamers know that. There’s a number of frustration from the way in which we have performed within the final two video games, however they must be prepared and targeted to execute what we need to do within the subsequent recreation.

“We have now received to face up and be counted and put some performances in to get some outcomes. However the outcomes want to come back earlier than the performances for the time being so we put factors on the board.”

Elliott Nevitt (left) hit the put up earlier than Orient doubled their lead (Image credit score: Kevin Warburton).

Orient boss Wellens stated: “One factor I am happy with the gamers is the way in which we have carried that duty of being prime of the league. We had a dry January however we had been having to recruit centre halves and we went by means of a troublesome patch.

“However when you think about that Paul Smyth is likely one of the prime gamers on this league, then you definitely take him out of our group and we’re nonetheless placing performances like that in.”