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Crewe Alexandra 1-4 Cheltenham Town

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FA Cup: Crewe 1-4 Cheltenham highlights

Cheltenham ran riot at Crewe to book an FA Cup second-round date at Sutton United thanks to goals from Danny Wright, Jack Barthram, Billy Waters and Dan Holman.

Holman wasted early chances for the Robins but he made a decisive contribution to the 19th-minute opener. He blasted a shot that Ben Garratt could only parry and Wright followed up at the far post to snaffle the rebound.

With leading scorer Ryan Lowe left on the bench after recent injury problems, Crewe lacked a threat and youngsters Alex Kiwomya and Dan Udoh struggled to make an impact on the Robins' back three.

The restless natives in a crowd of just 1,711 were given further cause to moan in the 36th minute when centre-half Rob Dickie thrust forward and slid the ball inside for Barthram, who beat Garratt at his near post.

Garratt then turned away Holman's piledriver and Crewe were fortunate to have James Jones well placed to divert Dan O'Shaughnessy's shot off the line from the resulting corner.

The tie was soon out of their reach after the restart with Cheltenham striking twice in the space of nine minutes.

First former Alex player Waters brought down a high ball amid a crowd of home defenders and hooked the ball into the far corner in the 53rd minute, before Holman cut in from the left and drove into the top corner.

The goals kept coming with Lowe, brought on at the restart, turning home from close range after playing a one-two with fellow substitute Callum Saunders in the 65th minute, but it was a mere consolation for Crewe.

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Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 23Ng
  • 4Davis
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 15HollandsSubstituted forWintleat 67'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 8Jones
  • 25Ainley
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forLoweat 45'minutes
  • 17UdohSubstituted forSaundersat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lowe
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Wintle
  • 35Finney
  • 36Lowery

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 6Parslow
  • 5Downes
  • 24O'ShaughnessyBooked at 47mins
  • 28Dickie
  • 7Pell
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forMunnsat 58'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 8WatersSubstituted forRoweat 80'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 30HolmanSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 18Rowe
  • 20Lymn
  • 23Whitehead
  • 25Bower
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
1,711

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away11
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Cheltenham Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Cheltenham Town 4.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Jack Munns (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. James Rowe replaces Billy Waters.

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

Attempt missed. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Dan Holman.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces Danny Hollands.

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

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Cheltenham Town 4. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Saunders.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Daniel Udoh.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Cheltenham Town 4. Dan Holman (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Waters.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Munns replaces James Dayton.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

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