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Crawley Town 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

Crawley clinched their first win in eight matches with a 3-0 home victory over Crewe in League Two.

Josh Payne's first-half penalty was added to by late goals from Joe McNerney and Dannie Bulman to secure the Reds a first win in any competition in over a month.

The scoreline was harsh on the visitors, who created numerous chances but found Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris in inspired form.

Morris kept out a goalbound shot from Shaun Miller before the hosts took the lead with a 14th-minute penalty.

Midfielder Payne calmly stroked home the spot kick after keeper Ben Garratt brought down Dominic Poleon.

Morris pulled off a string of superb saves as Crewe dominated for the rest of the half.

He kept out a shot from Jordan Bowery before denying Ryan Wintle in a one-on-one situation.

The Crawley keeper later blocked an effort from Charlie Kirk and then parried a shot by James Jones.

Crewe continued to dominate after the break and Morris came out to thwart Miller on the edge of the area.

The Reds increased their lead nine minutes from time when defender McNerney rose unchallenged to head home following a cross by Joe Maguire.

Veteran midfielder Bulman added a third in the last minute of stoppage time by tapping in a cross from substitute Lewis Young.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 16MaguireBooked at 20mins
  • 5McNerney
  • 33N'Gala
  • 14Francomb
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forGrego-Coxat 67'minutes
  • 21Bulman
  • 4PayneBooked at 33mins
  • 11GambinSubstituted forYoungat 90+4'minutes
  • 10PoleonBooked at 90minsSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 90+4'minutes
  • 28Camara

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 3Doherty
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 12Mersin
  • 18Sesay
  • 27Allarakhia

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 30Whelan
  • 2Ng
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 20KirkSubstituted forFinneyat 89'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 15Wintle
  • 11AinleySubstituted forNichollsat 77'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 9Miller
  • 10BowerySubstituted forPorterat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 21Finney
  • 29Hunt
  • 33O'Connor
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
1,734

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia replaces Dominic Poleon.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Lewis Young replaces Luke Gambin.

Hand ball by Oliver Finney (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Luke Gambin (Crawley Town).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Panutche Camara (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Charlie Kirk.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Payne (Crawley Town).

Booking

Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Maguire with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Jordan Bowery.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Callum Ainley.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Corey Whelan.

Attempt missed. Josh Payne (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Luke Gambin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Reece Grego-Cox replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Gambin (Crawley Town).

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

George Francomb (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe McNerney (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Glenn Morris.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Josh Payne.

goal

As It Stood

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2MK Dons19107228131537
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4Mansfield19711127141332
5Newport199552831-332
6Exeter198742920931
7Tranmere198742820831
8Stevenage199462422231
9Bury1986534201430
10Forest Green197932819930
11Carlisle198292424026
12Crawley198292730-326
13Oldham196762520525
14Swindon196672026-624
15Northampton195862425-123
16Crewe196491924-522
17Port Vale196491723-622
18Yeovil175662319421
19Morecambe1963101930-1121
20Grimsby1954101425-1119
21Cambridge1954101932-1319
22Cheltenham184591726-917
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24Macclesfield1924131537-2210
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