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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Stevenage

Crewe completed back-to-back wins as Chris Porter scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over 10-man Stevenage in League Two.

Porter needed lengthy treatment after being floored in an aerial challenge, but the striker picked himself up soon after to convert from the penalty spot in the 21st minute for his second goal in consecutive games.

Improving Crewe could have added to their tally as they dominated the first half and Stevenage faced an uphill battle after substitute Alex Reid received a straight red when he caught Perry Ng with a high challenge in the closing stages.

Crewe started on the front foot and Stevenage goalkeeper Paul Farman needed to be off his line smartly to foil Jordan Bowery. But Farman was sent the wrong way by Porter from 12 yards after Ng was floored by Cuthbert as he dashed into the box.

Ben Nugent went close to grabbing a swift equaliser against his former club, but the centre-back's thumping header came down off the underside of the crossbar.

Porter's presence in the box counted when he headed James Jones' free-kick across the face of goal with Eddie Nolan and Bowery both inches away from turning the ball home.

After the restart Charlie Kirk drew a save from Farman with an angled drive and Jones fired a yard wide from outside the area.

Crewe keeper Ben Garratt was finally called into action to push around a low drive from Daniel Newton. But Crewe closed out their victory after Reid's 79th-minute red card.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 5RayBooked at 60mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 17Green
  • 15Wintle
  • 8Jones
  • 20KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 87'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 10Bowery

Substitutes

  • 9Miller
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 16Lowery
  • 19Dale
  • 30Whelan

Stevenage

  • 1Farman
  • 15Vancooten
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 31Nugent
  • 12Seddon
  • 10KennedyBooked at 79mins
  • 8ByromSubstituted forIonttonat 71'minutes
  • 4TimlinSubstituted forRevellat 86'minutes
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forReidat 56'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 28GuthrieBooked at 74mins
  • 19Newton

Substitutes

  • 3Hunt
  • 9Revell
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 22Reid
  • 25Henry
  • 30Wilkinson
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,625

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Stevenage 0.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

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

Foul by Terence Vancooten (Stevenage).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Revell replaces Michael Timlin because of an injury.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Steve Seddon (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Arthur Iontton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Alex Reid (Stevenage) is shown the red card.

Alex Reid (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt blocked. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Arthur Iontton replaces Joel Byrom.

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Alex Reid (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Alex Reid replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Attempt blocked. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

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1Lincoln City24155444232150
2MK Dons24128435191644
3Mansfield231012134161842
4Colchester25126736251142
5Bury25117745281740
6Forest Green241010437241340
7Exeter2511773628840
8Carlisle251231040301039
9Tranmere2510873731638
10Newport2410683541-636
11Oldham259883833535
12Stevenage25105103032-235
13Grimsby25104112931-234
14Swindon258982732-533
15Crewe2594122429-531
16Northampton2561273133-230
17Port Vale2577112532-728
18Crawley2483133038-827
19Cheltenham2468102736-926
20Morecambe2575132640-1426
21Yeovil235992627-124
22Cambridge2565142241-1923
23Macclesfield2555152141-2020
24Notts County2548132651-2520
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