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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Crawley Town

Jamie Ness
Jamie Ness has scored two goals in 31 appearances for Crewe this season

Crewe and Crawley played out a goalless draw that did little for either side's League One survival aspirations.

Jamie Ness had the best opportunity of the first half as his fierce shot stung the hand of Crawley's Brian Jensen.

It took almost an hour for the Red Devils to register a shot as Lanre Oyebanjo sent the ball high and wide from the edge of the box.

Crewe remain two points above the drop zone, while Crawley are a point adrift of safety.

The Alex will now be without Anthony Grant for the next two matches after the midfielder tripped Izale McLeod and picked up his 10th booking of the season.

Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Dean Saunders: Crawley boss after draw with Crewe

"I thought the ball went over the line and the lad said that it wasn't, but really someone has got to poke that one in the back of the net. It was bouncing around the box and we had numerous balls into their box but we never got on the end of them.

"We are on a decent run and we lost last week, so getting a point away from home in such a crunch game, and as long as we win on Monday, it's a good result.

"That point might keep us up, every point is vital for us and we stayed in the game. We were much better in the second half and we didn't throw the game away."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 44Rachubka
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 24Leigh
  • 7Turton
  • 42GrantBooked at 42mins
  • 8Atkinson
  • 28Ness
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forColcloughat 61'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 34IkpeazuSubstituted forInmanat 76'minutes
  • 12Dalla ValleSubstituted forHaberat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 5Ray
  • 10Inman
  • 20Jones
  • 25Haber
  • 27Colclough
  • 33Stewart

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 2OyebanjoBooked at 90mins
  • 5LeacockSubstituted forDicksonat 21'minutes
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 21Tomlin
  • 16Fowler
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 66mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forMorganat 85'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 3Dickson
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Young
  • 30Price
  • 31Cofie
  • 33Elliott
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
5,353

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Crawley Town 0.

Booking

Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Lauri Dalla Valle.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

Attempt saved. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Mathias Pogba.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Foul by Richard Wood (Crawley Town).

Hand ball by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Nicky Ajose.

Foul by Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

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2Preston392211665333277
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3917101256451161
6Chesterfield40179145951860
7Bradford391512125143857
8Rochdale391751765521356
9Barnsley39168155352156
10Peterborough40175184649-356
11Fleetwood401511144144-356
12Doncaster391411144851-353
13Oldham401411155059-953
14Gillingham401312155458-451
15Port Vale40146204958-948
16Walsall391114143642-647
17Scunthorpe391211165262-1047
18Coventry401113164455-1146
19Crewe40137203769-3246
20Leyton Orient39129185154-345
21Notts County391111173952-1344
22Crawley401111184466-2244
23Colchester39118204864-1641
24Yeovil4089233163-3233
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