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Salford City 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Salford City ended a run of five games without a League Two win as they beat Crewe Alexandra.

Richie Towell's thunderbolt handed Salford an early advantage which was doubled by Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Harry Pickering then halved the deficit before Ryan Wintle's late own goal restored the Ammies' two-goal cushion.

Salford took the lead early when Towell's rocket from long range flew past Will Jaaskelainen.

Towell went close to adding his second before Thomas-Asante doubled Salford's lead inside 12 minutes after brushing past Christian Mbulu to slot home.

Visiting goalkeeper Jaaskelainen saved Towell's shot from range and Ammies top scorer Adam Rooney's free header either side of half-time.

Alex skipper Perry Ng nearly capped off a flowing move 15 minutes from full-time but Chris Neal pushed his shot onto the crossbar.

Neal parried Chuma Anene's effort wide, but was powerless to stop Pickering's shot eight minutes from time.

But Salford's two-goal cushion was restored before the end when Crewe's Wintle had the final touch from an Ammies corner.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Salford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1NealBooked at 40mins
  • 4Threlkeld
  • 5Hogan
  • 15Burgess
  • 3TourayBooked at 44mins
  • 44Conway
  • 17Towell
  • 25JonesBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWhiteheadat 59'minutes
  • 32Jervis
  • 9RooneySubstituted forArmstrongat 75'minutes
  • 28Thomas-AsanteSubstituted forPiergianniat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Piergianni
  • 7Armstrong
  • 8Maynard
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 12Letheren
  • 18Whitehead

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 30MbuluSubstituted forJonesat 45'minutes
  • 15Hunt
  • 3Pickering
  • 4Wintle
  • 14FinneySubstituted forAinleyat 65'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 7PowellBooked at 45mins
  • 17Anene
  • 10KirkSubstituted forDaleat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 19Dale
  • 22Sass-Davies
  • 23Johnson
  • 25Adebisi
Referee:
Peter Wright
Attendance:
3,031

Match Stats

Home TeamSalfordAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Salford City 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Salford City 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Powell.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ibou Touray.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Luke Armstrong (Salford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Goal!

    Own Goal by Ryan Wintle, Crewe Alexandra. Salford City 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Salford City. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Salford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Salford City 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Jones.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Neal.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Owen Dale with a headed pass.

  13. Post update

    Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Armstrong (Salford City).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Lowery with a cross following a corner.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Salford City. Carl Piergianni replaces Brandon Thomas-Asante.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Towell.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Neal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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