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Crawley Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Harry Pickering scored a second-half winner as Crewe clinched their third win in four games with victory at Crawley.

The results leaves Crawley with only one win in their last 11 matches, and they have failed to win any of their last six home matches.

Defender Perry Ng struck to give Crewe the lead after only five minutes by firing his fourth goal of the season into the roof of the net after a deflected shot from Jamie Sterry.

Crawley responded quickly to equalise four minutes later through recalled skipper Jimmy Smith, who nodded in his 10th of the campaign after Thomas Verheydt headed on a Lewis Young cross.

Much-travelled striker Jordan Bowery should have hit the target for Crewe when heading a Sterry cross wastefully over.

Bowery failed to make the most of a good opening before the Alex restored their lead six minutes after the break when midfielder Pickering shot confidently home after being set up by Bowery.

Crawley keeper Glenn Morris came to his side`s rescue shortly after by smothering a goal-bound shot from Callum Ainley.

Morris later dived to hold a low free-kick by Ng before Smith went close for Crawley by heading against the crossbar.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 6Connolly
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 90mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 4Payne
  • 8Smith
  • 9Ahearne-Grant
  • 23VerheydtSubstituted forRobertsat 64'minutes
  • 20TajbakhshSubstituted forCamaraat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McNerney
  • 11Roberts
  • 12Mersin
  • 19Evina
  • 21Bulman
  • 27Sanoh
  • 28Camara

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 42Sterry
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 14AinleySubstituted forKirkat 88'minutes
  • 15Wintle
  • 30Green
  • 18PickeringSubstituted forLoweryat 90+5'minutes
  • 10Bowery
  • 32MillerSubstituted forPorterat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 7Porter
  • 12Nolan
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 20Kirk
  • 24Reilly
Referee:
Tom Nield
Attendance:
2,089

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tommy Lowery replaces Harry Pickering.

Booking

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie Sterry (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces Callum Ainley.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

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

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Panutche Camara (Crawley Town).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt saved. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Josh Yorwerth.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Shaun Miller.

Attempt missed. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jordan Roberts replaces Thomas Verheydt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Panutche Camara replaces Aryan Taj.

Attempt missed. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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7Lincoln City4520141163471674
8Mansfield4518171066511571
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10Swindon45198186465-165
11Newport441615135556-163
12Colchester451614155351262
13Cambridge451613165160-961
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15Stevenage451413186064-455
16Crewe45165246074-1453
17Cheltenham451312206671-551
18Grimsby451212213966-2748
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20Yeovil451211225874-1647
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