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Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Goals from Nicky Ajose and Marcus Haber either side of the break gave Crewe victory at home to Fleetwood Town.

Leeds loanee Ajose's third goal in as many games gave the hosts the lead just before half-time, as he raced onto a Jamie Ness pass to calmly slot home.

Ajose then turned provider to secure Crewe's third straight win, crossing for Haber to head in at the far post.

No goals against at Gresty Road
Since being beaten 5-0 by MK Dons at Gresty Road on 31 January, Crewe have now kept clean sheets in successive home matches

The visitors had the better of the play but Ajose almost added a third, only to be denied by goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Having now won five of their last seven games, Crewe are up to 17th in the table, five points adrift of the League One play-off places and seven points clear of trouble.

Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was a really professional performance from us. We controlled much of the game and restricted them to just one or two chances. They didn't get in behind us too many times and I was pleased with another clean sheet.

"Although it was a battle at times, we have come through it and got another three points. It has been a great week. That's three wins on the bounce.

"It was a game of few chances, but our two strikers combined for the second goal and Jamie Ness created the first for Nicky Ajose with an excellent pass."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 5Ray
  • 7Turton
  • 20Jones
  • 28Ness
  • 42GrantSubstituted forNolanat 88'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 25HaberSubstituted forCooperat 90+2'minutes
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forDalla Valleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

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

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 20mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 33CraineySubstituted forHunterat 74'minutes
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7EvansSubstituted forHaughtonat 60'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forProctorat 60'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 29McAlinden

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 9Dobbie
  • 19Proctor
  • 27Haughton
  • 30Hunter
  • 38Springthorpe
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
4,135

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lauri Dalla Valle.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Alan Tate.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Anthony Grant.

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Nicky Ajose.

Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Stephen Crainey.

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

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stephen Jordan (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jamie Proctor replaces David Ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Gareth Evans.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Ajose.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Alan Tate.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Ness.

Attempt blocked. Liam McAlinden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City29187454262861
2Swindon30176756322457
3MK Dons30168662313156
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2813693932745
6Oldham30111094141043
7Chesterfield30119104441342
8Doncaster2911993633342
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough30125133838041
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Port Vale31116143845-739
15Rochdale281151250401038
16Notts County29108113135-438
17Crewe30115143151-2038
18Scunthorpe28107114144-337
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3087153650-1431
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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