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Crewe Alexandra 0-3 Mansfield Town

Timi Elsnik fired in a first-half double for Mansfield who extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a comfortable 3-0 win at Crewe.

Slovenian loan midfielder Elsnik was joined on the scoresheet by another of the Stags' loan men, Tyler Walker, as Dave Flitcroft's side moved up to ninth in the table.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Derby youngster Elsnik latched onto a pass from Jacob Mellis and drove low into the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the eighth minute.

Walker, on loan from Nottingham Forest, should have doubled the lead when he seized the ball off Crewe skipper George Ray, but fired into the side netting.

But Elsnik was not wavering as he plundered his second in the 35th minute when he took Danny Rose's pass and thumped the ball into the top corner from 20 yards out.

Crewe had chances to stay in the game, notably when Shaun Miller prodded a Harry Pickering cross wide at the near post with the goal at his mercy and when Charlie Kirk, put clear by Miller, shot tamely at Mansfield goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

After the restart Olejnik pushed out a fierce angled drive from Crewe fullback Corey Whelan. But Mansfield turned the screw again with CJ Hamilton breaking down the left to set up Walker, who backheeled the ball in from close range.

Hamilton, who shot wide, and Elsnik - who was denied a hat-trick by Ben Garratt's save - could have added to their tally.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 30Whelan
  • 5RayBooked at 51mins
  • 2NgBooked at 55mins
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forNichollsat 70'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forFinneyat 55'minutes
  • 15Wintle
  • 20Kirk
  • 10Bowery
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 21Finney
  • 29Hunt
  • 33O'Connor

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 12Olejnik
  • 2White
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Preston
  • 22Hamilton
  • 6Bishop
  • 8MellisSubstituted forButcherat 88'minutes
  • 20Elsnik
  • 3Benning
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forAtkinsonat 70'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 9Davies
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 27Gibbens
  • 29Graham
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,973

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

  7. Post update

    Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calum Butcher replaces Jacob Mellis.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).

  10. Post update

    Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alex Nicholls.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Danny Rose.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Corey Whelan (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Callum Ainley.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 30th October 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Mansfield1559121101124
10Bury166552417723
11Crawley167272425-123
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe165471617-119
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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