Crewe secured a League Two play-off place with Luke Murphy's stunning volley earning them a point.

The hosts took an early lead through AJ Leitch-Smith who tapped home from six yards before Alex defender Harry Davis put through his own net for 1-1.

Mark Molesley stunned Crewe in the 45th minute when he picked up a loose ball and curled home from 20 yards.

But Murphy set up a play-off clash with fourth-placed Southend, the last team to beat the Alex 16 games ago.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"We've come here, we've given everything we can, and that's the most important thing, that we did the right thing for all those other people who were relying on us.

"We've done the professional thing. Now my players can have a rest, and we'll give them their off-season plans.

"I'm pleased, and proud of what we've achieved this year. When we sit back and reflect on what the club have achieved, it's fantastic".

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 04 Westwood (Bell - 88' )
  • 08 Murphy
  • 17 Mellor
  • 34 Bodin (Clayton - 64' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 11 Moore
  • 25 Powell

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 22 Ray
  • 33 Brown
  • 07 Bell
  • 19 Clayton

Aldershot

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Straker
  • 05 Jones
  • 15 Morris (Molesley - 29' )
  • 23 Vincenti
  • 28 Brown
  • 17 Mekki (Berqvrst - 67' )
  • 40 Payne Booked
  • 10 Hylton
  • 19 Connolly (Risser - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Clement
  • 18 Berqvrst
  • 26 Molesley
  • 27 Madjo
  • 38 Risser
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 6,919

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

6 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +0:54

The referee blows for offside. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:28

Max Clayton takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.

87:23 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Westwood goes off and Lee Bell comes on.

86:44

Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Adam Dugdale gets a block in.

85:27

Unfair challenge on Steve Phillips by Danny Hylton results in a free kick. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

84:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Peter Vincenti. Direct free kick taken by Nick Powell.

83:40

Max Clayton crosses the ball.

82:15

Foul by Ashley Westwood on Josh Payne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

80:53

Danny Hylton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

79:59

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, save made by Jamie Young.

78:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Doug Bergqvist. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

76:49

The referee blows for offside. Matt Tootle takes the direct free kick.

75:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Murphy - Crewe 2 - 2 Aldershot A goal is scored by Luke Murphy from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 2-2 Aldershot.

75:31

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

74:02

Josh Payne sends in a cross, save by Steve Phillips.

72:48

Centre by Josh Payne, clearance made by Luke Murphy.

69:48

Mark Molesley fouled by Max Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.

69:34

Nick Powell produces a right-footed shot from just inside the area and hits the post.

69:12

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Jamie Young makes a save.

68:03

The referee blows for offside. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

66:54 Substitution

Substitution Adam Mekki goes off and Doug Bergqvist comes on.

65:32

Max Clayton produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:20

Max Clayton takes a shot. Ben Herd gets a block in.

64:24

The ball is sent over by Max Clayton, save by Jamie Young.

63:22 Substitution

Substitution Billy Bodin leaves the field to be replaced by Max Clayton.

62:44 Substitution

Substitution Wilko Risser joins the action as a substitute, replacing Reece Connolly.

60:55

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Bodin from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Reece Connolly.

56:40

Adam Mekki challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

55:57

Mark Molesley crosses the ball, save by Steve Phillips.

53:43

Adam Mekki produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

53:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

53:02

A cross is delivered by Anthony Straker.

52:12

Nick Powell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

51:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Bodin played to the near post, Danny Hylton manages to make a clearance.

51:23

Byron Moore crosses the ball.

50:36

Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

50:36 Booking

Booking Josh Payne goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

50:27

Josh Payne concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Tootle.

48:10

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Danny Hylton manages to make a clearance.

47:43

The ball is sent over by Mark Molesley, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

46:14

Nick Powell challenges Anthony Straker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

45:48

Centre by Danny Hylton.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +4:36 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +3:56

Shot by Nick Powell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

45:00 +3:39

The ball is swung over by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Darren Jones makes a clearance.

45:00 +3:24

Peter Vincenti challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

45:00 +3:10

Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Peter Vincenti results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nick Powell.

45:00 +2:32

Ajay Leitch-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Young takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +1:29

Billy Bodin challenges Mark Molesley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.

44:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Molesley - Crewe 1 - 2 Aldershot Mark Molesley scores a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-2 Aldershot.

42:48

Effort from deep inside the area by Ajay Leitch-Smith misses to the left of the target.

42:26

The ball is sent over by Adam Mekki, Kelvin Mellor makes a clearance.

38:13

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Danny Hylton manages to make a clearance.

37:57

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot.

35:59

Foul by Josh Payne on Matt Tootle, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

34:40

Foul by Ben Herd on Nick Powell, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

34:02

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

32:31

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Reece Connolly goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

32:23

Josh Payne produces a cross.

30:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Davis - Crewe 1 - 1 Aldershot Harry Davis heads into his own net. Crewe 1-1 Aldershot.

29:59

Ben Herd fouled by Nick Powell, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Herd takes the free kick.

29:07

Josh Payne takes a shot. Ashley Westwood gets a block in.

29:00

The ball is sent over by Mark Molesley, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

26:26 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Morris leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Molesley.

26:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Anthony Straker takes the free kick.

22:49

Aaron Morris fouled by Luke Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Payne takes the direct free kick.

20:56

Adam Mekki delivers the ball.

20:04

The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Hylton. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

19:47

Ajay Leitch-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

19:06

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.

18:36

Pass corner from left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood to short.

18:29

Centre by Matt Tootle, Ben Herd gets a block in.

18:12

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore.

18:05

The ball is swung over by Kelvin Mellor, Ben Herd manages to make a clearance.

15:59

Corner taken short by Josh Payne.

14:58

Danny Hylton produces a cross, Kelvin Mellor makes a clearance.

12:47

Effort on goal by Danny Hylton from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

12:40

The ball is delivered by Josh Payne.

11:35

Shot from deep inside the area by Nick Powell clears the crossbar.

10:20

Effort from the edge of the box by Darren Jones goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:50

Matt Tootle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Mekki. Josh Payne produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Luke Murphy.

3:37

The assist for the goal came from Billy Bodin.

3:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Ajay Leitch-Smith - Crewe 1 - 0 Aldershot Ajay Leitch-Smith scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Aldershot.

3:24

Billy Bodin sends in a cross.

2:38

Unfair challenge on Adam Mekki by Matt Tootle results in a free kick. Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.

0:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Danny Hylton. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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