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Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Goals from Nicky Ajose and Marcus Haber either side of the break gave Crewe victory at home to Fleetwood Town.

Leeds loanee Ajose's third goal in as many games gave the hosts the lead just before half-time, as he raced onto a Jamie Ness pass to calmly slot home.

Ajose then turned provider to secure Crewe's third straight win, crossing for Haber to head in at the far post.

No goals against at Gresty Road
Since being beaten 5-0 by MK Dons at Gresty Road on 31 January, Crewe have now kept clean sheets in successive home matches

The visitors had the better of the play but Ajose almost added a third, only to be denied by goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Having now won five of their last seven games, Crewe are up to 17th in the table, five points adrift of the League One play-off places and seven points clear of trouble.

Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was a really professional performance from us. We controlled much of the game and restricted them to just one or two chances. They didn't get in behind us too many times and I was pleased with another clean sheet.

"Although it was a battle at times, we have come through it and got another three points. It has been a great week. That's three wins on the bounce.

"It was a game of few chances, but our two strikers combined for the second goal and Jamie Ness created the first for Nicky Ajose with an excellent pass."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 5Ray
  • 7Turton
  • 20Jones
  • 28Ness
  • 42GrantSubstituted forNolanat 88'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 25HaberSubstituted forCooperat 90+2'minutes
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forDalla Valleat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Baillie
  • 33Stewart
  • 39Etheridge

Fleetwood

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 20mins
  • 5Roberts
  • 25Jordan
  • 33CraineySubstituted forHunterat 74'minutes
  • 11Hughes
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7EvansSubstituted forHaughtonat 60'minutes
  • 23BallSubstituted forProctorat 60'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 29McAlinden

Substitutes

  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 9Dobbie
  • 19Proctor
  • 27Haughton
  • 30Hunter
  • 38Springthorpe
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
4,135

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lauri Dalla Valle.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Alan Tate.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Anthony Grant.

  7. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lauri Dalla Valle replaces Nicky Ajose.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  13. Post update

    Greg Leigh (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town).

  15. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Stephen Crainey.

  18. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.