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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Yeovil Town

Nicky Ajose
Nicky Ajose has seven goals in 11 games for Crewe

Nicky Ajose's strike was enough to defeat struggling Yeovil Town and take Crewe Alexandra seven points clear of the League One relegation zone.

The on-loan Leeds striker Ajose grabbed his seventh goal in 11 games when he met Marcus Haber's cross to tap in the winner seven minutes before the break.

Ajose could have sealed the win late on but shot wide when through on goal.

Gozie Ugwu wasted Yeovil's best chance before Ajose struck, shooting tamely at keeper Ben Garratt from close range.

Yeovil Town's acting manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset:

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Skiverton on Crewe v Yeovil

"We had nothing to lose at the end. We pushed forward, trying to get the equaliser, but you've got to give them credit. They defended really well.

"We had a lot of possession and a lot of play, but we couldn't get any goalscoring opportunities.

"I'm disappointed but the bigger picture is we're still ready to fight. We're not going to get too down after this."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 5RayBooked at 21mins
  • 7Turton
  • 20Jones
  • 28NessBooked at 63mins
  • 42Grant
  • 24Leigh
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forStewartat 90+1'minutes
  • 25Haber

Substitutes

  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Baillie
  • 33Stewart
  • 39Etheridge

Yeovil

  • 12Krysiak
  • 20Nugent
  • 32Shephard
  • 26ArthurworreyBooked at 59mins
  • 3Smith
  • 25Ugwu
  • 4EdwardsSubstituted forBerrettat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 13MooreSubstituted forLozaat 85'minutes
  • 11Foley
  • 9HayterSubstituted forHoskinsat 71'minutes
  • 10Leitch-Smith

Substitutes

  • 8Berrett
  • 14Hoskins
  • 15Ofori-Twumasi
  • 18Loza
  • 22Stewart
  • 28Smith
  • 31Morgan
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
3,523

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Yeovil Town 0.

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. Ben Nugent (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Stewart replaces Nicky Ajose.

Attempt missed. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jamar Loza replaces Kieffer Moore.

Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Hand ball by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hoskins (Yeovil Town).

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Berrett (Yeovil Town).

(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Sam Foley (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Hoskins replaces James Hayter.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

James Berrett (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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