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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Port Vale

Port Vale winger Jennison Myrie-Williams

Jennison Myrie-Williams struck a late winner as Port Vale come from behind to beat local rivals Crewe at Gresty Road.

On-loan Man City teenager George Evans' stunning 25-yard right-foot volley put Crewe ahead 10 minutes from the break, the first goal of his career.

But left-back Rob Taylor marked his first appearance since April to level for Vale just eight minutes later.

And Ben Williamson crossed for Myrie-Williams to win the game seven minutes from time, firing home from six yards.

Vale's win lifted them to ninth in League One, just one point outside the play-off places, while Crewe remained second bottom, as their winless run was extended to seven games.

Crewe's lead was deserved after Evans and Byron Moore had already gone close but it seemed to spark Micky Adams' side into life.

Taylor squirmed the ball under debutant loan keeper Neil Etheridge top level, before the unmarked Myrie-Williams won it when he nipped in to stab home at the back post after Williamson's cross had drifted along the Alex six-yard box.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We started well but weren't able to capitalise on our goal.

"It was a double deflection for their equaliser, which showed that things just aren't going for us at the moment.

"But we were a team today. which we haven't been lately and it gave me a lot of hope. The lads had a real go, worked hard for each other and have everything they had.

"The keeper made two or three great saves second half and looks like he might be a good acquisition for us."

Port Vale manager Mick Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It panned out like we thought it would, Crewe came out with fire in their bellies, took us by surprise and went a goal ahead.

"But we stood strong, stayed composed and we thoroughly deserved it on our second-half performance.

"It was a gamble bringing in Rob Taylor at left-back but he got a goal and played well. He was tested by Byron Moore a couple of times, but Moore will do that to anyone.

"Rob's not played many games but he's picked up his training in recent weeks. It might have dawned on him that he's out of contract in the summer and he'd better start playing."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 38Etheridge
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 8Osman
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Davis
  • 6DugdaleSubstituted forAudelat 90+1'minutes
  • 22Evans
  • 19OliverSubstituted forAnekeat 82'minutes
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forColcloughat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 21Garratt
  • 25Audel
  • 26Aneke
  • 27Colclough
  • 29Waters

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2YatesBooked at 90mins
  • 14Taylor
  • 21Griffith
  • 4Robertson
  • 24Duffy
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forBirchallat 89'minutes
  • 18Lines
  • 39HugillSubstituted forWilliamsonat 58'minutes
  • 11Pope
  • 7LoftSubstituted forTomlinat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Chilvers
  • 8Dodds
  • 10Tomlin
  • 12Johnson
  • 19Williamson
  • 26Birchall
  • 29Hughes
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
6,820

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2.

Booking

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Robert Taylor (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Thierry Audel replaces Adam Dugdale.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chukwuemeka Aneke replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

Hand ball by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Gavin Tomlin replaces Doug Loft because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves17124130102040
3Peterborough17102525151032
4Brentford179442517831
5Preston178722517831
6Bradford1776430191127
7Swindon178273224826
8Walsall177551915426
9Port Vale178272626026
10Rotherham176742422225
11MK Dons166462623322
12Coventry179443830821
13Crawley175661923-421
14Shrewsbury174761719-219
15Oldham165382023-318
16Gillingham175392026-618
17Colchester173951723-618
18Carlisle174671628-1218
19Tranmere174582131-1017
20Stevenage1752101626-1017
21Sheff Utd1743101525-1015
22Bristol City172872429-514
23Crewe1734101338-2513
24Notts County1731131731-1410
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