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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Chesterfield

Dan Gardner scored twice against his former club Crewe to help Chesterfield end a run of three defeats.

Gardner opened the scoring with a deflected effort after Rai Simons cut the ball back.

Crewe skipper David Fox equalised shortly before half-time when he fired home from 20 yards.

Gardner secured victory for Chesterfield with a volley from Liam O'Neil's cross to leave Steve Davis's Crewe still bottom of League One.

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We're not winning games because we are making mistakes at the back and we are not clinical enough to score two or three goals a game.

"Collectively, we haven't defended well. We're having to score more than one goal at home to even think about getting anything.

"But I was positive with the player as we played some good football. We caused them problems, had some shots that were blocked and had some really good chances.

"There is no magic formula. It isn't suddenly going to turn around without hard work, effort and belief. And we're just are not getting that rub of the green."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 17Kingsley
  • 15Fox
  • 16King
  • 27Colclough
  • 10Inman
  • 11CooperSubstituted forSaundersat 82'minutes
  • 9Haber

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 14Saunders
  • 24Wilson
  • 25Ainley
  • 30Nizic

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 2HerdBooked at 26minsSubstituted forHirdat 72'minutes
  • 16Raglan
  • 6EvattBooked at 64mins
  • 3Jones
  • 10O'Shea
  • 5MorsyBooked at 39mins
  • 12O'NeilBooked at 69mins
  • 7Gardner
  • 22SimonsSubstituted forTalbotat 77'minutes
  • 26DieseruvweSubstituted forGnanduilletat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 9Ebanks-Blake
  • 17Gnanduillet
  • 24Banks
  • 25Talbot
  • 30Orrell
  • 32Cairns
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,053

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Chesterfield 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Chesterfield 2.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Armand Gnanduillet (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Emmanuel Dieseruvwe.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Chesterfield).

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Drew Talbot replaces Rai Simons.

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Attempt blocked. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Hird replaces Chris Herd.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Booking

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Booking

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

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

Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

Attempt missed. Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Chris Herd (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Chesterfield 2. Dan Gardner (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam O'Neil with a cross.

Attempt missed. Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton11812137625
2Walsall116411661022
3Bury116412115622
4Gillingham1163222121021
5Coventry106131910919
6Rochdale115241613317
7Sheff Utd115241816217
8Port Vale114431412216
9Wigan114431413116
10Colchester114431718-116
11Southend114341111015
12Peterborough114252119214
13Barnsley104241414014
14Chesterfield114251516-114
15Millwall114251721-414
16Bradford113441216-413
17Swindon113351618-212
18Oldham111821216-411
19Shrewsbury113261115-411
20Scunthorpe11326913-411
21Doncaster11254914-511
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood112361419-59
24Crewe111371120-96
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