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Cheltenham Town 0-0 Crewe Alexandra

New boss Michael Duff's first match in charge of Cheltenham ended in a 0-0 draw at home to Crewe.

Looking for their opening home victory of the season, the Robins did most of the pressing in the second half but they could not find a way through.

Cheltenham keeper Scott Flinders saved well at the near post to deny Perry Ng in the 19th minute.

From the resulting corner Jordan Bowery placed a free header wide as Crewe threatened.

The closest Cheltenham came to opening the scoring was a shot by Kevin Dawson that Ben Garratt turned around the post during time added on.

Ryan Broom forced Garratt into another save low to his left in the 52nd minute.

Garratt flew to his right to keep out a shot from Broom, with Tyrone Barnett unable to follow up in the 57th minute.

Cheltenham always looked the most likely to break the deadlock, with Barnett seeing an effort cleared off the line and Kelsey Mooney heading a cross from Dawson inches wide.

But Flinders had to make a superb point-blank block to deny Ryan Wintle in stoppage time as Crewe nearly snatched it.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 23Forster
  • 15Boyle
  • 5Mullins
  • 30AlcockSubstituted forBaldwinat 55'minutes
  • 6Atangana
  • 8DawsonBooked at 8mins
  • 20Maddox
  • 11Broom
  • 28MooneySubstituted forJonesat 63'minutes
  • 29BarnettBooked at 27minsSubstituted forDukuat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 9Duku
  • 19Lloyd
  • 21Baldwin
  • 22Lovett
  • 25Jones
  • 26Clements

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 30Whelan
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 29Hunt
  • 11AinleySubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
  • 15WintleBooked at 63mins
  • 8Jones
  • 20Kirk
  • 14NichollsSubstituted forPorterat 64'minutes
  • 10Bowery

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 9Miller
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 21Finney
  • 33O'Connor
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,921

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt missed. Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Johnny Mullins (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town).

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

William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt missed. William Boyle (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Callum Ainley.

Immanuelson Duku (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Immanuelson Duku replaces Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Sam Jones (Cheltenham Town).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by James Jones.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Sam Jones replaces Kelsey Mooney.

Booking

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Jordon Forster (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt blocked. Tyrone Barnett (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Corey Whelan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City86111661019
2Exeter8512158716
3Newport8512913-416
4Colchester84311751215
5Yeovil74211531214
6Oldham8422126614
7Bury84131410413
8Tranmere8341107313
9MK Dons734074313
10Crawley84131110113
11Carlisle8413910-113
12Forest Green8260127512
13Stevenage8332109112
14Swindon83321314-112
15Mansfield724196310
16Port Vale831498110
17Crewe72239818
18Cheltenham822468-28
19Cambridge8215715-87
20Northampton8134813-56
21Grimsby8125515-105
22Morecambe8107317-143
23Macclesfield8026616-102
24Notts County80261024-142
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