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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Port Vale

Ben Garratt
Ben Garratt's man-of-the-match performance earned Crewe a point

Crewe and Port Vale shared the points on the opening day of the season.

Crewe had goalkeeper Ben Garratt to thank on the stroke of half-time, as he denied Louis Dodds and Sam Foley to keep the scores level.

The second half saw Port Vale continue to have more chances, but brave blocks from Ben Nugent kept Crewe in the game.

Vale were the better side but were unable to take their chances as Crewe kept them out to earn an opening-day draw at Gresty Road.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 18BinghamBooked at 86mins
  • 15Fox
  • 16KingSubstituted forAtkinsonat 86'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forCooperat 70'minutes
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 10InmanSubstituted forColcloughat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
  • 27Colclough

Port Vale

  • 21Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 6Duffy
  • 3Dickinson
  • 19Moore
  • 42Grant
  • 10Dodds
  • 18KellySubstituted forAndohat 71'minutes
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 81'minutes
  • 11FoleySubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 17Brown
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 26Inniss
  • 27Andoh
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,751

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Port Vale 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ebo Andoh (Port Vale).

  6. Post update

    George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ebo Andoh (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

  9. Post update

    Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Adam King.

  12. Booking

    Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Byron Moore (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. A-Jay Leitch-Smith replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Michael Brown replaces Sam Foley.