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Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Lincoln City

League Two leaders Lincoln City's six-game unbeaten run ended with a shock 2-1 defeat at lowly Crewe as Chris Porter and James Jones netted second-half goals.

Porter marked his recall by heading home in the 47th minute and Jones then finished a rapid move 18 minutes from time to seal Crewe's first win in four matches.

Harry Anderson netted a consolation goal in the seventh minute of injury for City, who still have a four-point lead at the top.

Porter should have had the Railwaymen ahead early on but headed Harry Pickering's cross wide from six yards. But it set the tone for a siege of the Lincoln box as Pickering's volley was palmed out of the top corner by Josh Vickers and Charlie Kirk flashed a first-time effort a yard the wrong side of the post.

Such was Crewe's domination in the first half, Lincoln boss Danny Cowley made an early change when replacing Bruno Andrade with Shay McCartan. But two minutes after the restart, when Paul Green's 25-yard effort was finger-tipped wide by Vickers, Porter flicked home the resulting Pickering corner.

Green then squared for Jones to stroke home with the aid of a deflection and Ryan Wintle may have added a third only for Vickers to dash off his line to thwart the midfielder.

Anderson reduced the arrears, tapping in Lee Frecklington's pull-back deep into stoppage time, but Cowley's side deserved nothing from the game.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5Ray
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 17GreenBooked at 60minsSubstituted forAinleyat 81'minutes
  • 15WintleBooked at 83mins
  • 8Jones
  • 7PorterSubstituted forMillerat 90+8'minutes
  • 10Bowery
  • 20KirkSubstituted forNichollsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 19Dale
  • 24Reilly
  • 29Hunt

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23Eardley
  • 16BostwickBooked at 51mins
  • 5ShackellBooked at 90mins
  • 14Toffolo
  • 7PettSubstituted forRheadat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4O'Connor
  • 8Frecklington
  • 11Carvalho AndradeSubstituted forMcCartanat 40'minutes
  • 26Anderson
  • 29AkindeBooked at 61minsSubstituted forGordonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Gordon
  • 6Wharton
  • 9Rhead
  • 15Wilson
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Mensah
  • 21Smith
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
4,440

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Lincoln City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Lincoln City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Shaun Miller replaces Chris Porter.

Booking

Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Lincoln City 1. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.

Booking

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Toffolo.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Charlie Kirk.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City).

Attempt blocked. Harry Anderson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

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

Harry Toffolo (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Paul Green.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Shay McCartan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Jason Shackell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kellan Gordon replaces John Akinde.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Lincoln City 0. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Rhead replaces Tom Pett.

Attempt blocked. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Lincoln City).

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Bostwick (Lincoln City).

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael O'Connor (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Lincoln City).

Booking

John Akinde (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City23145442222047
2MK Dons23127433171643
3Mansfield221011134161841
4Colchester24125736251141
5Exeter2411763526940
6Bury24116745281739
7Forest Green23109435221339
8Tranmere2410773731637
9Carlisle24113103829936
10Stevenage2410593031-135
11Newport2310583541-635
12Oldham248883432232
13Swindon248882732-532
14Grimsby2494112730-331
15Northampton2461172931-229
16Port Vale2477102428-428
17Crewe2484122329-628
18Crawley2382133038-826
19Cheltenham2367102534-925
20Morecambe2474132640-1425
21Yeovil225892627-123
22Cambridge2465132139-1823
23Macclesfield2455142039-1920
24Notts County2447132651-2519
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