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Cheltenham Town 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Jamie Grimes' third goal of the season was enough to earn Cheltenham a home win over Crewe.

The big centre-half slotted past Ben Garratt after a flick from his defensive partner Will Boyle.

Cheltenham were on top for much of the first half, with Danny Wright's powerful effort deflected over the bar in the fourth minute.

Scott Flinders had to make a double-save to keep out Chris Porter and then George Cooper at the other end.

Jerell Sellars' well-struck shot was parried by Garratt two minutes later before a low effort from Perry Ng nearly caught out Flinders after taking a bobble, but he did enough to keep it out.

Mo Eisa was fed by Wright and shot just wide of the far post, but the breakthrough finally came through Grimes.

Substitute Callum Ainley fired high over the bar in the final seconds for Crewe who rarely threatened to muster a leveller.

But deep into stoppage-time Cheltenham survived a scramble in the box to seal their first League Two win in six matches.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 24Flinders
  • 28MooreSubstituted forO'Shaughnessyat 90+5'minutes
  • 15Boyle
  • 2Grimes
  • 11Winchester
  • 8Dawson
  • 7Pell
  • 25Morrell
  • 17SellarsSubstituted forAtanganaat 87'minutes
  • 9Wright
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 1Flatt
  • 6Atangana
  • 14O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Bower
  • 27Hinds
  • 50Lloyd

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2NgBooked at 43mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 6Raynes
  • 18Pickering
  • 16Lowery
  • 9Dagnall
  • 4WalkerBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBakayogoat 63'minutes
  • 11Cooper
  • 7Porter
  • 10BowerySubstituted forAinleyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 20Kirk
  • 24Reilly
  • 27Stubbs
  • 28Grant
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
2,795

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Daniel O'Shaughnessy replaces Taylor Moore.

Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town).

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

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

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

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Nigel Atangana replaces Jerell Sellars.

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

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

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Hand ball by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces Brad Walker.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jerell Sellars (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Jamie Grimes (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by William Boyle.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Brad Walker.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Cheltenham Town).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Taylor Moore (Cheltenham Town).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

goal

As It Stood

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1Luton21126349193042
2Notts County21126336211542
3Accrington20114532221037
4Exeter2111372925436
5Wycombe219753829934
6Lincoln City219662619733
7Coventry219572114732
8Swindon2010283025532
9Mansfield218853025532
10Colchester219572924532
11Grimsby219572526-132
12Newport218763025531
13Cambridge218581725-829
14Carlisle217773130128
15Cheltenham217682829-127
16Stevenage217682631-527
17Crawley216691923-424
18Morecambe215791725-822
19Port Vale2163122131-1021
20Yeovil2155112740-1320
21Chesterfield2155112538-1320
22Crewe2162132135-1420
23Forest Green2155112340-1720
24Barnet2145122231-917
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