Shrewsbury grabbed their first league win against a 10-man Crewe side still seeking their first point.

Sean McAllister's glancing header from Lionel Ainsworth's cross put the home side ahead.

Crewe substitute Nick Powell was sent off for a studs-up challenge but Alex could have equalised when Max Clayton headed against the post.

Nicky Wroe wrapped up Town's victory with a brilliant solo run in stoppage time.

Crewe remain bottom of the Football League after their fourth straight defeat.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"That's a big relief. The confidence of getting our first win will make a difference to the players.

"We played some nice stuff going forward and we got ourselves into some good positions, but we've got to start getting on the end of some of these crosses.

"It's great to get our first win. We've got a week now where we can look forward to a good Carling Cup tie against Swansea."

Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"They got off to a good start but, by half-time, I thought we were back in the game.

"Nick Powell getting sent off obviously didn't help but we hit the post and took the game to them.

"The referee couldn't get the card out quickly enough. He didn't stop to think about it."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Shrewsbury

  • 25 Smith
  • 02 Grandison
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Sharps
  • 06 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 04 McAllister
  • 07 Wright
  • 08 Wroe
  • 16 Ainsworth (Richards - 89' )
  • 10 Morgan Booked
  • 24 Gornell (Collins - 82' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Neal
  • 12 Hazell
  • 11 Leslie
  • 14 Richards
  • 09 Collins

Crewe Alexandra

  • 01 Phillips
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Artell
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Martin
  • 04 Westwood Booked
  • 07 Bell (Clayton - 70' )
  • 08 Murphy
  • 09 Miller
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore (Powell - 60' Dismissed )

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 12 Shelley
  • 24 Hughes
  • 19 Clayton
  • 25 Powell
Ref: Sutton
Att: 5,050

Match Stats

Shots

16 13

On target

7 9

Corners

11 10

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:27 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +5:02

Shaun Miller produces a cross.

90:00 +4:32 Booking

Booking James Collins is cautioned.

90:00 +4:13

James Collins is caught offside. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:53

Mark Wright provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +0:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Nicky Wroe - Shrewsbury 2 - 0 Crewe Nicky Wroe finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 2-0 Crewe.

88:46

Nicky Wroe takes the direct free kick.

88:46 Substitution

Substitution Lionel Ainsworth leaves the field to be replaced by Matthew Richards.

88:46

Adam Dugdale challenges Marvin Morgan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:42

The ball is sent over by Shaun Miller.

87:22

Carl Martin delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Max Clayton strikes the post.

85:19

A cross is delivered by Lionel Ainsworth, Close range effort by Marvin Morgan goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:30

The ball is crossed by Harry Davis, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

83:32

Ajay Leitch-Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Sharps. Benjamin Smith takes the direct free kick.

83:12

Mark Wright takes a shot. Clearance made by David Artell.

81:31 Substitution

Substitution James Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Terry Gornell.

81:00

Harry Davis takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

80:18

Mark Wright challenges Shaun Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

80:03

Centre by Carl Martin, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

78:03

Jermaine Grandison concedes a free kick for a foul on Carl Martin. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

77:32

The ball is sent over by Lionel Ainsworth, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

77:25

The ball is crossed by Terry Gornell, clearance made by Harry Davis.

75:40

Lionel Ainsworth has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

74:47

Free kick taken by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

74:47 Booking

Booking Ashley Westwood is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

74:26

Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Wroe.

73:34

Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

73:34 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Marvin Morgan for unsporting behaviour.

73:18

Marvin Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Artell.

73:01

Luke Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean McAllister. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff takes the direct free kick.

71:35

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Jacobson from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Steve Phillips by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

71:29

Mark Wright produces a cross, Steve Phillips manages to make a clearance.

69:16 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton comes on in place of Lee Bell.

67:56

Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

67:56 Dismissal

Dismissal Nick Powell is sent off by the referee.

67:46

Nick Powell concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell.

65:49

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy, David Artell takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.

65:36

Lee Bell takes a shot. Save by Benjamin Smith.

64:18

Nick Powell fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

61:56

Corner taken by Luke Murphy from the right by-line, Ian Sharps fouled by David Artell, the ref awards a free kick. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

61:40

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

60:34

Shaun Miller challenges Shane Cansdell-Sherriff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

59:03

Outswinging corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth, free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Morgan on Carl Martin. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

59:03 Substitution

Substitution Nick Powell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Byron Moore.

57:55

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, Carl Martin gets a block in.

57:45

The ball is swung over by Lee Bell, clearance made by Ian Sharps.

56:20

Corner taken by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Close range headed effort by Mark Wright misses to the right of the target.

56:08

Mark Wright takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Davis.

55:04

Ajay Leitch-Smith is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson.

52:14

Corner taken by Lee Bell, Unfair challenge on Benjamin Smith by Harry Davis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

52:05

Byron Moore delivers the ball, clearance by Shane Cansdell-Sherriff.

51:41

Byron Moore crosses the ball, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance.

51:10

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Murphy from the right by-line, Ian Sharps manages to make a clearance.

51:01

Centre by Luke Murphy, Nicky Wroe gets a block in.

50:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy played to the near post, clearance made by Nicky Wroe.

50:20

Lee Bell takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Wroe.

48:25

Harry Davis sends in a cross, Sean McAllister manages to make a clearance.

46:26

Shaun Miller challenges Ian Sharps unfairly and gives away a free kick. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

45:50

The ball is swung over by Mark Wright, Header by Terry Gornell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:02

Headed effort on goal by David Artell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

43:28

Sean McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

41:40

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy.

41:29

Carl Martin sends in a cross, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff manages to make a clearance.

39:53

Shot from just outside the area by Mark Wright goes over the bar.

39:12

Corner taken short by Nicky Wroe.

38:29

Corner taken by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Lionel Ainsworth.

38:12

Byron Moore takes a shot. Sean McAllister gets a block in.

37:10

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Grandison, save by Steve Phillips.

36:13

Marvin Morgan challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

35:42

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Benjamin Smith.

34:10

A cross is delivered by Lionel Ainsworth, save by Steve Phillips.

32:23

Corner taken left-footed by Joe Jacobson, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

32:16

The ball is delivered by Lionel Ainsworth, David Artell makes a clearance.

31:29

The ball is crossed by Terry Gornell, clearance by Carl Martin.

26:37

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Morgan. Benjamin Smith restarts play with the free kick.

25:58

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Ian Sharps.

25:07

Terry Gornell takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

23:10

Byron Moore has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

22:22

Lionel Ainsworth provided the assist for the goal.

22:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean McAllister - Shrewsbury 1 - 0 Crewe Sean McAllister grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Shrewsbury 1-0 Crewe.

22:17

Centre by Lionel Ainsworth,

20:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Wright, clearance by Shaun Miller.

20:11

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

18:36

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright from the left by-line, Close range header by Marvin Morgan goes over the crossbar.

18:27

Lionel Ainsworth produces a cross, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

17:20

Lee Bell takes a shot. Save made by Benjamin Smith.

16:42

Terry Gornell challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

15:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright, Joe Jacobson challenges Lee Bell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

15:30

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, Harry Davis makes a clearance.

14:02

Luke Murphy takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by David Artell misses to the right of the goal.

13:53

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, clearance by Jermaine Grandison.

12:44

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Murphy.

12:20

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gets a block in.

11:03

Corner taken by Joe Jacobson from the right by-line, clearance by Carl Martin.

10:34

Mark Wright takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

9:42

Nicky Wroe produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

8:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Murphy, Benjamin Smith makes a save.

5:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

4:48

Effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Morgan bounces off the post.

3:46

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Miller. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

2:55

Mark Wright takes a corner.

2:42

Lionel Ainsworth crosses the ball, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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