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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Port Vale

Ben Garratt
Ben Garratt's man-of-the-match performance earned Crewe a point

Crewe and Port Vale shared the points on the opening day of the season.

Crewe had goalkeeper Ben Garratt to thank on the stroke of half-time, as he denied Louis Dodds and Sam Foley to keep the scores level.

The second half saw Port Vale continue to have more chances, but brave blocks from Ben Nugent kept Crewe in the game.

Vale were the better side but were unable to take their chances as Crewe kept them out to earn an opening-day draw at Gresty Road.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 18BinghamBooked at 86mins
  • 15Fox
  • 16KingSubstituted forAtkinsonat 86'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forCooperat 70'minutes
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 10InmanSubstituted forColcloughat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
  • 27Colclough

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 6Duffy
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 42Grant
  • 10Dodds
  • 18KellySubstituted forAndohat 71'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 81'minutes
  • 11FoleySubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 26Inniss
  • 27Andoh
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,751

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Foul by Ebo Andoh (Port Vale).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Adam King.

Booking

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Sam Foley.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ebo Andoh replaces Sam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by Byron Moore (Port Vale).

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

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Byron Moore (Port Vale).

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Bradden Inman.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

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

Sam Kelly (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham11004043
2Swindon11004133
3Chesterfield11003123
4Coventry11002023
5Rochdale11002023
6Burton11002113
7Millwall11002113
8Blackpool10102201
9Colchester10102201
10Bury10101101
11Doncaster10101101
12Fleetwood10101101
13Oldham10101101
14Southend10101101
15Walsall10101101
16Crewe10100001
17Port Vale10100001
18Scunthorpe100112-10
19Shrewsbury100112-10
20Barnsley100113-20
21Peterborough100102-20
22Wigan100102-20
23Bradford100114-30
24Sheff Utd100104-40
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