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Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Billy Kee scored the only goal of the game as Accrington recorded a first League Two win in 11 matches at Crewe.

A mix-up involving Alex goalkeeper Ben Garratt and defender Harry Davis saw the ball squirm over the line from Kee's header.

Crewe pushed for an equaliser but could not find a way through as Stanley moved to within three points of their opponents.

Shay McCarten was Accrington's danger man in the early stages, hitting the side-netting, sending a volley inches over and seeing a free-kick tipped away by Garratt.

Alex Kiwomya had a half-chance for Crewe just before Kee's goal, while George Cooper brought a decent save from Aaron Chapman early in the second half.

The home side spurned two gilt-edged chances to level as substitute Callum Ainley forced Chapman into another fine stop before Cooper slammed the loose ball into the side-netting.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 11Cooper
  • 8Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forUdohat 81'minutes
  • 20KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 67'minutes
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 15Hollands
  • 17Udoh
  • 25Ainley

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 2Pearson
  • 3Hughes
  • 30DonacienBooked at 28mins
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forClarkat 82'minutes
  • 8Brown
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 59mins
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanSubstituted forBocoat 88'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 5Beckles
  • 7Clark
  • 9Gornell
  • 13Little
  • 14Boco
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
3,471

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Shay McCartan.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jordan Clark replaces John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Udoh replaces Alex Kiwomya.

Delay in match John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

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

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

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

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Charlie Kirk.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

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

Delay in match John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aaron Chapman.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

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

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Delay in match Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

goal

As It Stood

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1Plymouth23153537241348
2Carlisle231210144281646
3Doncaster23144545311446
4Portsmouth23116636221439
5Luton23108534211338
6Wycombe2311573025538
7Cambridge2310583126535
8Blackpool2397736241234
9Colchester239683429533
10Barnet238963233-133
11Exeter2393112927230
12Grimsby238692927230
13Yeovil238692526-130
14Stevenage2393113538-330
15Crawley2385102838-1029
16Crewe236982431-727
17Mansfield236982229-727
18Hartlepool236893140-926
19Morecambe2282122741-1426
20Leyton Orient2374122630-425
21Accrington2366112129-824
22Notts County2364132740-1322
23Cheltenham2349102435-1121
24Newport2245132639-1317
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