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Crewe Alexandra 4-1 Barnet

Chris Dagnall hit his first hat-trick in seven years as Crewe drew the curtain on a disappointing League Two campaign by beating Barnet.

Alex top scorer Dagnall took his tally for the season to 14, of which 12 have come in his last 14 games, as Crewe, relegated a year ago, finished 17th, two points adrift of Barnet, who signed off in 15th.

Dagnall gave Crewe the lead in the eighth minute when, after taking down Ryan Wintle's ball, his shot crept under keeper Josh Vickers.

Barnet's Michael Nelson was denied by a reflex stop at a corner from Crewe keeper Ben Garratt, who also kept out Jamal Campbell-Ryce's free-kick.

But, at the other end, Vickers was powerless to prevent Dagnall's low drive hitting the bottom corner to double Crewe's lead in the 25th minute.

Barnet's Curtis Weston reduced the arrears when his 64th-minute shot found the top corner.

But Dagnall was not to be denied and he restored the two-goal advantage when turning in Zoumana Bakayogo's cross from close range, before George Cooper latched onto Garratt's long kick to tuck home the fourth.

Dagnall's last treble was in his days at Rochdale, in a 4-1 home win over Grimsby Town in March 2010.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 18Bingham
  • 23Ng
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 8JonesSubstituted forFinneyat 72'minutes
  • 21Wintle
  • 24CookeSubstituted forAinleyat 45+3'minutes
  • 9Dagnall
  • 16Bowery
  • 11CooperSubstituted forKirkat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Udoh
  • 20Kirk
  • 25Ainley
  • 30Pickering
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney
  • 36Lowery

Barnet

  • 12Vickers
  • 16Taylor
  • 6Nelson
  • 41Clough
  • 40TutondaSubstituted forJohnsonat 29'minutes
  • 14Akinola
  • 8Weston
  • 27FonguckSubstituted forMason-Clarkat 45'minutes
  • 28Taylor
  • 13Campbell-RyceSubstituted forCoulsonat 69'minutes
  • 9Akinde

Substitutes

  • 3Johnson
  • 11Bover
  • 17Coulson
  • 25Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 34Mason-Clark
  • 44Smith
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
4,587

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 4, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 4, Barnet 1.

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

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

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliot Johnson.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces George Cooper.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 4, Barnet 1. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Dagnall.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Oliver Finney.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Curtis Weston (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces James Jones.

Foul by Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra).

Harry Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Charlie Clough.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Luke Coulson replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Barnet 1. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Barnet 1. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Harry Taylor.

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

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Callum Ainley.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Jack Taylor (Barnet).

Attempt missed. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth462691179403987
2Plymouth462691171462587
3Doncaster4625101185553085
4Luton462017970432777
5Exeter462181775561971
6Carlisle461817116968171
7Blackpool4618161269462370
8Colchester4619121567571069
9Wycombe461912155853569
10Stevenage46207196763467
11Cambridge46199185850866
12Mansfield461715145450466
13Accrington461714155956365
14Grimsby461711185963-462
15Barnet461415175764-757
16Notts County46168225476-2256
17Crewe461413195867-955
18Morecambe461410225373-2052
19Crawley461312215371-1851
20Yeovil461117184964-1550
21Cheltenham461214204969-2050
22Newport461212225173-2248
23Hartlepool461113225475-2146
24Leyton Orient46106304787-4036
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