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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Kayden Jackson scored the winning goal as Accrington stayed second in League Two with victory over struggling Crewe.

The Alex, who dropped to 22nd place, were unlucky not to snatch a point but poor finishing cost them as Stanley recorded their eighth win in nine games.

Accrington created the better early chances with Jackson firing narrowly wide after eight minutes with goalkeeper Ben Garratt beaten, and both Liam Nolan and Jordan Clark denied by the keeper.

Crewe grew into the game and Jordan Bowery had their first real chance in the 36th minute, but his low strike was straight at keeper Aaron Chapman, while skipper Paul Green fired into the side-netting.

Stanley opened the scoring after 42 minutes when Jackson scored his 12th goal of the season, firing home from the right from Clark's pass.

Crewe started the second half well with Charlie Kirk's strike saved by Chapman, and they should have levelled in the 62nd minute when winger Kirk raced onto a loose ball and smashed it towards goal, only for Mark Hughes to clear the effort off the line.

Bowery also had a great chance to level after 72 minutes but, unmarked, he rifled his effort wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Chapman
  • 32RodgersSubstituted forSousaat 68'minutes
  • 3Hughes
  • 2Dunne
  • 4DonacienBooked at 73mins
  • 7Clark
  • 6Nolan
  • 8Brown
  • 26Johnson
  • 29Kee
  • 10Jackson

Substitutes

  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 9Zanzala
  • 12Williams
  • 16Maxted
  • 17Sousa
  • 19Rowan
  • 28Conneely

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 6Raynes
  • 20Kirk
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 42Sterry
  • 30Green
  • 10Bowery
  • 14AinleySubstituted forMcKirdyat 66'minutes
  • 32MillerSubstituted forBarlaserat 79'minutes
  • 18Pickering

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 5Ray
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 24Reilly
  • 39McKirdy
  • 40Barlaser
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
1,254

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Liam Nolan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Erico Sousa (Accrington Stanley).

Daniel Barlaser (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Harry McKirdy.

Delay in match Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Barlaser replaces Shaun Miller.

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Erico Sousa (Accrington Stanley).

Jamie Sterry (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Erico Sousa replaces Harvey Rodgers.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry McKirdy replaces Callum Ainley.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Sterry (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Callum Johnson.

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

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Accrington Stanley 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley).

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Kayden Jackson (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Attempt missed. Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33207672324067
2Accrington32194956371961
3Wycombe32178763461759
4Notts County32169754351957
5Mansfield321511651341756
6Swindon33173135147454
7Lincoln City321411744301453
8Exeter30164104135652
9Coventry32155123627950
10Colchester33131194539650
11Crawley33146133840-248
12Newport321210104143-246
13Carlisle32119124444042
14Cambridge32119123143-1242
15Cheltenham33109144648-239
16Stevenage33109144248-639
17Yeovil32108144550-538
18Grimsby3399152947-1836
19Port Vale3297163546-1134
20Forest Green3295183655-1932
21Morecambe31710142941-1231
22Crewe3293203554-1930
23Chesterfield3276193358-2527
24Barnet3267193048-1825
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