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Chesterfield 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe moved six points clear of the League Two relegation zone with a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Chesterfield.

First-half goals from Chris Porter and Charlie Kirk secured the win which leaves the injury-hit Spireites in the bottom two.

The home side enjoyed plenty of possession, particularly in the second half, and racked up shots and crosses in numbers but quality was lacking and they only rarely tested Ben Garratt.

Former Chesterfield loanee Porter opened the scoring after seven minutes. He picked up the ball down the left and progressed down the flank to deliver in a low cross which goalkeeper Jake Eastwood failed to hold, helping the ball creep over the line for an early Alex gift.

Crewe's second came from another low ball in from the left, from Kirk, and it looked likely to be hooked off the line, but Jerome Binnom-Williams' attempted block only deflected the ball into the goal for the scorer's first ever league goal.

In the closing stages, ex-Spireite Jordan Bowery had two great chances to add a third for Alex but he blasted the first wide and saw Eastwood save the second well, while Chris Dagnall saw a goalbound shot deflected over the bar.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Eastwood
  • 5Wiseman
  • 4Hird
  • 3Binnom-Williams
  • 15Rowley
  • 28WeirSubstituted forDimaioat 36'minutes
  • 26McCourt
  • 25Reed
  • 24Kellett
  • 10O'GradySubstituted forDe Girolamoat 83'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 16Wakefield
  • 17Dimaio
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 29German
  • 30Parkin
  • 31Ofoegbu

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 28Grant
  • 16Lowery
  • 14AinleySubstituted forPickeringat 73'minutes
  • 20KirkSubstituted forCooperat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7PorterSubstituted forBoweryat 65'minutes
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 10Bowery
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 24Reilly
  • 27Stubbs
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
5,904

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chesterfield 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chesterfield 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

  5. Booking

    George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Hird.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Diego De Girolamo replaces Chris O'Grady.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Charlie Kirk.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering replaces Callum Ainley.

  19. Post update

    Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton24156358193951
2Notts County24138343251847
3Lincoln City24117631191240
4Wycombe24117643321140
5Colchester2411673527839
6Exeter2312383229339
7Coventry2411582618838
8Mansfield2491053327637
9Accrington2311483530537
10Newport249873228435
11Swindon23112103533235
12Carlisle249783633334
13Grimsby249782629-334
14Cambridge249692230-833
15Cheltenham2486103133-230
16Stevenage2486103237-530
17Port Vale2484122533-828
18Crawley2476112230-827
19Yeovil2476113241-927
20Crewe2482142638-1226
21Morecambe2457122033-1322
22Barnet2455142435-1120
23Chesterfield2455142646-2020
24Forest Green2355132343-2020
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