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Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Scunthorpe United

Daniel Powell's double and a tap-in from Paul Green ensured promotion-chasing Crewe returned to winning ways with victory over Scunthorpe.

Lee Novak struck late to offer the Iron brief hope, only for Powell to quickly add his second to secure the Railwaymen's 12th win of the League Two campaign.

Crewe, who had drawn their last two, dominated proceedings at Gresty Road and their margin of victory would have been greater had it not been for Rory Watson.

The visiting goalkeeper kept out a fierce blast from Harry Pickering and tipped Charlie Kirk's rising drive over.

But he was powerless to keep out Powell's half volley which gave Crewe a 20th-minute lead.

Perry Ng went close with a header before he had a key role in Crewe's second five minutes before half-time.

He won the ball in midfield and set Kirk free on the left to tee up Green.

After the restart Ng was inches away from a free-kick and Chuma Anene dragged wide from an inviting position, before Callum Ainley had a volley saved by Watson.

Novak reduced the arrears with nine minutes left but Powell broke clear soon after and fired under Watson.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 4Wintle
  • 15HuntBooked at 51mins
  • 3PickeringSubstituted forAdebisiat 79'minutes
  • 11AinleySubstituted forFinneyat 86'minutes
  • 12Green
  • 16Lowery
  • 7Powell
  • 17Anene
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 19Dale
  • 23Johnson
  • 25Adebisi
  • 30Mbulu

Scunthorpe

  • 1Watson
  • 22Sutton
  • 26McGahey
  • 23McArdleBooked at 53mins
  • 28Brown
  • 20Gilliead
  • 14PerchBooked at 45mins
  • 4LundBooked at 66mins
  • 30EisaSubstituted forMillerat 77'minutes
  • 10van VeenSubstituted forDalesat 45'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 6Butler
  • 12Dales
  • 29Miller
  • 32Bedeau
  • 33Proctor
  • 41Collins
  • 45McAtee
Referee:
Marc Edwards
Attendance:
4,578

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Scunthorpe United 1.

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Daniel Powell.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Novak.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Callum Ainley.

Foul by Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra).

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Scunthorpe United 1. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Scunthorpe United 1. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by George Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Rio Adebisi replaces Harry Pickering because of an injury.

Will Jaaskelainen (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. George Miller replaces Abobaker Eisa.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Kirk.

Offside, Scunthorpe United. Rory McArdle tries a through ball, but Abobaker Eisa is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

Booking

Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering tries a through ball, but Charlie Kirk is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Ainley.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Harry Pickering.

Offside, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering tries a through ball, but Chuma Anene is caught offside.

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

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Scunthorpe United).

Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

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

Booking

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon24144643261746
2Exeter2412843427744
3Crewe23125642281441
4Bradford23117530191140
5Forest Green2411762718940
6Colchester23108534221238
7Plymouth22115633231038
8Cheltenham23910434191537
9Northampton2410683328536
10Port Vale2481063029134
11Salford248883133-232
12Cambridge248792827131
13Newport227872020029
14Scunthorpe2477103133-228
15Crawley246993134-327
16Walsall2476112232-1027
17Leyton Orient2468103241-926
18Oldham236892535-1026
19Carlisle2467112236-1425
20Mansfield2459103035-524
21Grimsby225892228-623
22Macclesfield2251072024-419
23Morecambe2446142043-2318
24Stevenage23211101529-1417
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