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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Southend United

On-loan striker Joe Pigott struck twice in six minutes as Southend made it four wins from five games by beating Crewe.

After a goalless first half, the Charlton youngster was on hand to turn in Ryan Leonard's right-wing cross.

Crewe were soon briefly level when Brad Inman cantered clear and kept calm to shoot under Dan Bentley.

Southend were back in front when Pigott headed home after Dave Worrall's deflected shot hit the bar, before Bentley saved well from Marcus Haber.

Crewe are back on the bottom of League One without a win in front of their own fans this season, while Southend climb up to 10th.

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Brad Inman took his goal fantastically well but we just couldn't hurt them enough. Things didn't drop, but no excuses - they were better than us.

"They were more streetwise and used their experience very well. They did the things that experienced players do that the youngsters haven't learned yet.

"We just can't get that home result. I don't know whether it's something mental, but they're finding it really tough here. Unfortunately we've had this problem with not being able to keep the ball out of our net."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 17Kingsley
  • 16King
  • 5Ray
  • 15FoxSubstituted forAtkinsonat 77'minutes
  • 6Nugent
  • 27Colclough
  • 10Inman
  • 11CooperSubstituted forAinleyat 71'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forWilsonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 21Wintle
  • 24Wilson
  • 25Ainley
  • 26Harrison

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 24O'Neill
  • 15Bolger
  • 6ProsserBooked at 42mins
  • 3Coker
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forAtkinsonat 86'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 22DeeganBooked at 45mins
  • 8Timlin
  • 9MooneySubstituted forHuntat 74'minutes
  • 23PigottSubstituted forWestonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wordsworth
  • 10Payne
  • 11Weston
  • 12Atkinson
  • 13Smith
  • 16Hunt
  • 20Rea
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
3,404

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home4
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 2.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Will Atkinson replaces David Worrall.

Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Myles Weston replaces Joe Pigott.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Wilson replaces Marcus Haber.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Noel Hunt replaces David Mooney.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Joe Pigott (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Adam King.

Attempt missed. Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Cian Bolger.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 2. Joe Pigott (Southend United) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Luke Prosser.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Southend United 1. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Haber.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Southend United 1. Joe Pigott (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Leonard.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Southend United).

Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Southend United 0.

Booking

Gary Deegan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Southend United 0.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra).

Stephen Kingsley (Crewe Alexandra) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Luke Prosser (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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