Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.
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.
- 5RayBooked at 51mins
- 2NgBooked at 55mins
- 11AinleySubstituted forNichollsat 70'minutes
- 8JonesSubstituted forFinneyat 55'minutes
- 8MellisSubstituted forButcherat 88'minutes
- 19WalkerSubstituted forAtkinsonat 70'minutes
- 32RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 81'minutes
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.
Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).
Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).
Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calum Butcher replaces Jacob Mellis.
Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).
Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alex Nicholls.
Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.
Attempt saved. Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Danny Rose.
Foul by Corey Whelan (Crewe Alexandra).
Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Delay in match Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.
Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Callum Ainley.