Match ends, Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.
League Two leaders Exeter maintained their excellent start to the season with a comfortable win over Crewe.
Crewe started the better of the two teams and George Cooper missed a great chance to open the scoring when he blazed over the bar from 10 yards.
However, Exeter went in front when Lee Holmes' corner was shot goalwards by Troy Brown, Ben Garratt made a superb save, but Jordan Tillson was on hand to convert the loose ball.
Liam McAlinden missed a great chance to double Exeter's lead when he fired straight at Garratt and the goalkeeper saved well again to deny Reuben Reid.
In the 38th minute, Exeter's pressure told as McAlinden's scuffed shot fell kindly for Jake Taylor, who smashed in at the back post.
Eddie Nolan spectacularly cleared off the line to deny Taylor an instant second, while Pierce Sweeney volleyed wide early in the second half for Exeter.
Substitute Jayden Stockley made it 3-0, heading in from Taylor's cross, before Taylor went close again.
Crewe rarely threatened as they were well and truly outclassed by Exeter, who remain undefeated in League Two so far this season.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3WoodmanSubstituted forMoxeyat 79'minutes
- 33ReidSubstituted forStockleyat 73'minutes
- 19McAlindenSubstituted forBoatengat 77'minutes
- 4WalkerBooked at 52minsSubstituted forStubbsat 65'minutes
- 12NolanBooked at 35mins
- 14AinleySubstituted forDaleat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 9DagnallSubstituted forBoweryat 73'minutes
- Antony Coggins
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.
Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.
Foul by Jordan Tillson (Exeter City).
Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Lee Holmes (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Jayden Stockley (Exeter City).
(Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.
Substitution, Exeter City. Dean Moxey replaces Craig Woodman.
Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lee Holmes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).
Substitution, Exeter City. Hiram Boateng replaces Liam McAlinden.
Goal! Exeter City 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Taylor.
Substitution, Exeter City. Jayden Stockley replaces Reuben Reid.
Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Dagnall.
Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.