League Two
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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Barnet

Chris Porter's second-half strike earned Crewe their first win of the campaign as they overcame Barnet at the Alexandra Stadium.

Porter made the most of substitute Zoumana Bakayogo's driven cross to poke home in the 75th minute and break the resistance of Bees keeper Jamie Stephens.

In the first half, Stephens was brought into action when he palmed away Porter's header and he also did well to keep out George Cooper's curling effort and Brad Walker's fierce drive from range.

Both sides deployed three at the back and cancelled each other out for long spells, but the match livened up after the break when David Tutonda forced a save from Alex goalkeeper Ben Garratt while Mauro Vilhete's free kick hit a post.

Chris Dagnall was denied on two occasions by Stephens as Crewe looked to extend their lead but the Barnet keeper was finally beaten from close range by Porter, who netted his fourth goal in four games for the hosts.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 16Lowery
  • 10BowerySubstituted forAinleyat 62'minutes
  • 18PickeringBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBakayogoat 61'minutes
  • 15Wintle
  • 11Cooper
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Porter

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies

Barnet

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 13TutondaBooked at 87mins
  • 6Nelson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 4Clough
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-RyceSubstituted forFonguckat 67'minutes
  • 8WestonSubstituted forTaylorat 53'minutes
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAkinolaat 78'minutes
  • 25Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 21Ross
  • 28Smith
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,217

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnet 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnet 0.

Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

Booking

David Tutonda (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

David Tutonda (Barnet) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Delay in match Ricardo Santos (Barnet) because of an injury.

Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Booking

Harry Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnet 0. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by David Tutonda.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Nelson.

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricardo Santos (Barnet).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces Harry Pickering.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Ricardo Santos (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ricardo Santos.

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

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Barnet).

Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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