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Crawley Town 0-3 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe eased their relegation fears with a convincing victory at Crawley to send Dermot Drummy's men crashing to a fifth defeat in their last six home games.

The Alex started brightly, and recalled forward George Cooper had a shot blocked by goalkeeper Glenn Morris before Jordan Bowery missed a sitter from six yards from Chris Dagnall's pass.

Morris parried a goalbound drive from Cooper and Crewe threatened again when Bowery put a deflected shot wide, after Zoumana Bakayogo had forced another save from Morris.

The visitors deservedly went ahead when James Jones fired in his eighth league goal of the season from the penalty spot, after Josh Lelan brought down Ben Nugent.

Morris had previously saved two successive penalties, but was sent the wrong way in the 36th minute.

Crewe got firmly on top by scoring twice in two minutes at the start of the second half, with goals from Bowery and Dagnall.

Bowery rifled his first goal for the club in the 51st minute from a pass by Cooper, and then Callum Cooke set up Dagnall for the striker to stroke home his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.

Striker Rhys Murphy carried most threat for below-par Crawley, forcing saves from Ben Garratt either side of the interval and striking the crossbar late on.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 25Lelan
  • 6ConnollySubstituted forYorwerthat 22'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 22McNerney
  • 2Young
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8SmithBooked at 35minsSubstituted forPayneat 68'minutes
  • 44Henderson
  • 28CoxSubstituted forB Cliffordat 54'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 39Murphy

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 15Yorwerth
  • 17Bawling
  • 18B Clifford
  • 24Djaló

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5RaySubstituted forNgat 22'minutes
  • 6Nugent
  • 14BakayogoBooked at 73mins
  • 8Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 24Cooke
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forAinleyat 86'minutes
  • 16Bowery
  • 11CooperSubstituted forKiwomyaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 20Kirk
  • 21Wintle
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
1,566

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Attempt saved. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Chris Dagnall.

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Kiwomya replaces George Cooper.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jordan Bowery.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt missed. Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Callum Cooke.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Josh Payne replaces Jimmy Smith.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Conor Henderson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Henderson (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

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

Billy Clifford (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster37229671432875
2Plymouth372161057401769
3Portsmouth371981059312865
4Carlisle37151485654259
5Luton361513853332058
6Stevenage37184156152958
7Exeter371761459431657
8Blackpool371315956381854
9Colchester37159135348554
10Mansfield371313114342152
11Wycombe371410134546-152
12Cambridge36148144742550
13Grimsby37148154446-250
14Barnet361114114549-447
15Morecambe36137164455-1146
16Accrington351111134446-244
17Crawley37128174359-1644
18Yeovil361013133645-943
19Crewe371012154154-1342
20Hartlepool371011164861-1341
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham37912163851-1339
23Newport36711184058-1832
24Leyton Orient3795234063-2332
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