DANNY Massey's double fired Crewe FC into a cup semi-final on Saturday.
The talented striker grabbed a first-half brace to inspire his side to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Gamesley in the President's Cup at the Cumberland Arena.
The opener came in the first 10 minutes, when Massey latched on to a Martin Caldwell cross and made no mistake from close range. And he doubled the lead before the break, side-footing Liam Reilly's corner home.
Boss Ian O'Reilly was pleased but wants more. He said: 'Danny is hitting the net regularly now but he could have had even more goals. If he could get that bit more clinical he will reap the rewards.
'We were very good in the first half and played some excellent football. I thought we dominated it throughout. It was only an array of good saves from their keeper which kept the score down, with (Lee) West-wood and (Dave) Hanson going close, and Massey should have had his hat-trick.
'But we went downhill in the second half. The wind was against us then and that didn't help, but I think we just got a bit lazy and were happy to play the game out.
'That is something that we don't want to repeat, but at least we never looked in too much trouble. We shut up shop and we got our two objectives for the day, a place in the semi-finals and a clean sheet.'
The win has earned O'Reilly's men a tie with Witton Albion.
But a local derby at Nantwich Town in the Crewe FA Cup semi-final on Saturday is more pressing.
O'Reilly added: 'The league is everything to us and trying to stay up is our top priority. We should be at full strength and the squad is healthy, so we are looking forward to Saturday.
'Nantwich will be a tough test for us but we are going well and all you can do is try to beat the team that is put in front of you. That is what we will be doing.' DANNY'S DELIGHT: Crewe's Danny Massey grabbed a brace on Saturday. gw050305foot-07