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Crewe Alexandra 0-5 Carlisle United

Defender Danny Grainger scored twice as Carlisle won for the first time in six games with an emphatic 5-0 victory at Crewe.

Cumbrians boss Keith Curle handed veteran defender Clint Hill his debut, but it was left-back Grainger who stole the show with his left-foot strike flying into the far corner to hand the visitors a 13th-minute lead.

Carlisle could have added to their lead before the break with Nicky Adams' deflected effort spinning over the Crewe crossbar and Grainger turning and firing just wide, while former Alex striker Shaun Miller was inches away from glancing Kelvin Etuhu's cross home.

But it was another man up against his former club who played a decisive, but sorry, role in the direction of the game.

Michael Raynes tripped Reggie Lambe as he tore into the box, allowing Grainger to send goalkeeper Ben Garratt the wrong way from the penalty spot for his second in the 48th minute.

Then, when Grainger's inswinging corner bounced across the box, Raynes diverted the ball into his own net.

Lambe compounded Crewe's misery as he took Jamie Devitt's pass and slid the ball under Garratt for the fourth with 15 minutes remaining before hitting a post in the closing minutes.

Substitute Hallam Hope raced clear to fire in a fifth in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 4WalkerSubstituted forPickeringat 45'minutes
  • 6RaynesBooked at 48mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 28GrantSubstituted forDaleat 58'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 14Ainley
  • 15WintleSubstituted forStubbsat 59'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 9Dagnall
  • 11Cooper

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Stubbs

Carlisle

  • 23George
  • 17BrownSubstituted forMillerat 78'minutes
  • 29Hill
  • 6Parkes
  • 3Grainger
  • 4Joyce
  • 21EtuhuSubstituted forDevittat 68'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 19Lambe
  • 8Jones
  • 20MillerSubstituted forHopeat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Miller
  • 5Liddle
  • 9Hope
  • 11Devitt
  • 14Bennett
  • 16Ellis
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
4,021

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 5.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 5. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Clint Hill (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Sam Stubbs (Crewe Alexandra).

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Clint Hill (Carlisle United).

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Tom Miller replaces James Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Hallam Hope replaces Shaun Miller.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 4. Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Devitt.

Goal!

Own Goal by Michael Raynes, Crewe Alexandra. Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 3.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Owen Dale.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Jamie Devitt replaces Kelvin Etuhu because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Owen Dale.

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Sam Stubbs replaces Ryan Wintle.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Conor Grant.

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Reggie Lambe (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Luke Joyce (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Etuhu (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Carlisle United 2. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Notts County9711178922
2Exeter9711168822
3Luton9522189917
4Accrington95221812617
5Mansfield9441159616
6Coventry9513115616
7Swindon95131312116
8Newport9432128415
9Stevenage94321512315
10Wycombe94321614215
11Cambridge941489-113
12Lincoln City93331111012
13Grimsby94051216-412
14Barnet93241311211
15Carlisle93241414011
16Crewe93241014-411
17Crawley93151011-110
18Morecambe9234912-39
19Yeovil92341421-79
20Colchester92251316-38
21Cheltenham9225913-48
22Port Vale9126713-65
23Chesterfield9126718-115
24Forest Green91261022-125
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