Crewe manager Steve Davis felt his team should have won by an even wider margin after a 3-1 derby victory over Port Vale.
Goals by Mathias Pogba, Chuks Aneke and Brad Inman secured three vital points in Alex's battle against relegation and dented the Valiants' already fading hopes of reaching the play-offs.
Davis was delighted with the overall display of his side who recovered from a shaky period just before half-time to claim an impressive victory.
He said: "It was a local derby I enjoyed because we started very well and I thought we were more than full value for the win.
"The way we approached the game was right. The players were brave and I thought that was the way to go. We set out to be very attacking and we should have scored a lot more goals.
"Chuks (Aneke) should have been taking the match ball home with him - we created a lot of chances. I felt Chuks and Pogs (Pogba) could cause the Vale defence problems and they did.
"Everyone played their part. We passed the ball well from midfield and got the link off the strikers. It was very pleasing all round and I'm happy for the supporters to get the bragging rights.
"What we have to do now is build on this. We go to Stevenage on Tuesday and I'll be looking for the players to roll their sleeves up and show some character.
"As long as we play to the quality and with the tempo we produced here we will be okay."
Tom Pope, who saw a header hit the crossbar in the first half, netted a consolation goal his performance deserved but it was too little, too late for Vale.