CREWE Alexandra secured an important 2-1 win over Morecambe on Tuesday night at Gresty Road, with boss Steve Davis hailing a “much-needed” three points.

Goals from Alex Kiwomya and James Jones got the Alex the vital three points to be back in contention for the four play-off places in League Two.

The hosts had to turn the game around after Morecambe’s Rhys Turner opened the scoring after just eight minutes.

Kiwomya, on loan from Premier League side Chelsea, equalised just nine minutes after the visitors took the lead, with Ryan Lowe setting up the goal.

Scottish Under-21 international James Jones put the Railwaymen ahead for the first time before the interval thanks to a delivery from the wing by Ollie Turton.

It is Crewe’s first league win since last month and they can now set their sights on improving their place in the table by aiming for a top three spot which are automatic slots to Football League One.

Alex manager Davis pointed out after the match how important the win was for his team.

He said: “It was much-needed, it’s important that you win.

“We had a good performance against Plymouth and didn’t get the win. At the end of the day we want to win games and the fans want to see us win games.

“However you do it, we weren’t at our best, but we battled away and got the three points.”

The boss was disappointed his team did not settle the score early on with the chances provided.

“We didn’t put the game to bed and that was the disappointing thing,” he said.

“We just hoped to see the game through, and we did.

“At times we played football, at times we didn’t show enough quality and made some poor decisions.

“The back four stood up to their threat, apart from their counter-attack goal which we had talked about in the week and them breaking fast on us.

“We got the knock-downs and put the blocks in, and the back four did well.”

The Railwaymen will now get set for their away trip down south to Colchester United for Saturday’s meeting, kick off 3pm.

Since the Community Stadium opened in 2008, Crewe have proved it to be their fortress by winning all four matches, including a narrow 3-2 win last time out.

The U’s dropped down to the fourth tier with The Alex last season in 23rd place and have shown life in League Two to be very difficult laying just two points ahead of the relegation zone.

Colchester did, however, thrash fellow strugglers Cheltenham Town 3-0 at Whaddon Road on Tuesday night and will want to finally get their first win over Davis’ men at the Community Stadium.