Luke Murphy's second-half winner handed Crewe Alexandra their first League One points of the season at the expense of Scunthorpe.

Adam Leitch-Smith got the visitors off to a flyer in the first minute when he fired a dipping 35-yard strike into the far corner.

Summer signing Mike Grella levelled from close range after David Mirfin's header had hit the crossbar.

But Murphy won it after the break when he squeezed the ball past Sam Slocombe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scunthorpe United manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"Obviously we're disappointed and I have to say I thought the players were excellent.

"I've got to say I'm far happier than I was on Saturday even though we've lost and I don't want it to be another season like it was last year where we nearly did this, and we nearly did that, it has to be we are going to do it.

"I thought we deserved to get something out of it but we didn't and that's what we have to learn.

"We have to be more ruthless, but I think we will be."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Scunthorpe United

  • 01 Slocombe
  • 02 Ribeiro
  • 03 Kennedy
  • 05 Mirfin
  • 21 Newey
  • 04 Walker (Keegan - 87' )
  • 07 Ryan
  • 14 Gibbons
  • 09 Grant
  • 10 Grella
  • 11 Barcham (Jennings - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Severn
  • 15 Canavan
  • 20 Howe
  • 18 Hughes
  • 12 Jennings
  • 23 Keegan

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 19 Osman
  • 09 Pogba Booked (Bunn - 71' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Clayton - 65' )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 17 Ray
  • 14 Mellor
  • 07 Clayton
  • 18 Daniels
  • 25 Bunn
Ref: Lewis
Att: 3,215

Match Stats

Shots

10 7

On target

1 3

Corners

4 2

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:02 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +2:29

A cross is delivered by Robbie Gibbons.

90:00 +0:57

Effort from the edge of the area by Jimmy Ryan goes wide of the left-hand post.

89:23

Effort on goal by Connor Jennings from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

88:03

Connor Jennings produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

85:29 Substitution

Substitution Josh Walker goes off and Jordan Keegan comes on.

85:29

Harry Bunn fouled by Josh Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Westwood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Sam Slocombe.

85:05

Centre by Jimmy Ryan, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

83:58

Harry Bunn concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mirfin. David Mirfin restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

82:15

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross, Alan Martin makes a comfortable save.

81:40

Foul by Harry Bunn on Tom Newey, free kick awarded. David Mirfin takes the direct free kick.

81:00

Callum Kennedy delivers the ball, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

79:38

Shot by Byron Moore from inside the box bounces off the post.

78:15

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, David Mirfin makes a clearance.

76:40

A cross is delivered by Josh Walker.

74:14

Harry Bunn fouled by Connor Jennings, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Davis.

73:37

Unfair challenge on Alan Martin by Robbie Gibbons results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

72:17

Assist on the goal came from Ashley Westwood.

72:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Murphy - Scunthorpe 1 - 2 Crewe Goal scored by Luke Murphy from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-2 Crewe.

71:49

Max Clayton is ruled offside. Sam Slocombe restarts play with the free kick.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Connor Jennings is brought on as a substitute for Andy Barcham.

70:11 Substitution

Substitution Harry Bunn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mathias Pogba.

67:28

Callum Kennedy crosses the ball, save made by Alan Martin.

67:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robbie Gibbons played to the near post, clearance by Luke Murphy.

66:40

Jimmy Ryan produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the area and strikes the post.

64:50

Free kick taken by Tom Newey.

64:50 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Max Clayton coming on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

64:50

Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Grella.

64:37

The ball is sent over by Gregor Robertson, Callum Kennedy makes a clearance.

63:40

The ball is delivered by Callum Kennedy, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

63:01

Effort on goal by Ashley Westwood from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

61:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Moore on Josh Walker. Free kick taken by Josh Walker.

59:46

Callum Kennedy produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis.

57:57

Callum Kennedy sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Bobby Grant goes over the bar.

54:23

Foul by Jimmy Ryan on Mathias Pogba, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Westwood from left wing.

53:52

Unfair challenge on Andy Barcham by Abdul Osman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Mirfin.

51:12

Ashley Westwood delivers the ball, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance.

50:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Bobby Grant. Adam Dugdale takes the indirect free kick.

48:30

Abdul Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Mike Grella. Robbie Gibbons delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

46:17 Booking

Booking Mathias Pogba is given a yellow card.

46:01

Unfair challenge on Tom Newey by Mathias Pogba results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

43:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Gibbons, Bobby Grant has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

42:06

Ajay Leitch-Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Newey. Josh Walker restarts play with the free kick.

41:15

Andy Barcham has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Alan Martin.

39:24

The ball is crossed by Bobby Grant, clearance made by Adam Dugdale. Corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort on goal by Bobby Grant from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

37:48

Unfair challenge on Josh Walker by Mathias Pogba results in a free kick. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

34:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mike Grella. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

33:48

Foul by Tom Newey on Ajay Leitch-Smith, free kick awarded. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

32:22

Mathias Pogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Grant. Christian Ribeiro restarts play with the free kick.

31:36

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, clearance by David Mirfin.

30:21

Robbie Gibbons is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

30:02

Jimmy Ryan delivers the ball, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

28:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathias Pogba on Christian Ribeiro. Tom Newey takes the free kick.

27:55

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Newey.

26:42

The ball is swung over by Harry Davis, David Mirfin manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Harry Davis, save by Sam Slocombe.

23:27

Jimmy Ryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

20:38

Jimmy Ryan crosses the ball, save made by Alan Martin.

16:53

Centre by Christian Ribeiro, Harry Davis makes a clearance. Callum Kennedy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Byron Moore takes the direct free kick. Callum Kennedy sends in a cross, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

16:06

Robbie Gibbons concedes a free kick for a foul on Gregor Robertson. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

14:17

Jimmy Ryan provided the assist for the goal.

14:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Mike Grella - Scunthorpe 1 - 1 Crewe A goal is scored by Mike Grella from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 1-1 Crewe.

13:03

Christian Ribeiro produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jimmy Ryan, David Mirfin takes a shot. The ball is sent over by Jimmy Ryan,

11:17

Centre by Andy Barcham, clearance by David Mirfin.

9:53

Shot from just outside the area by Harry Davis goes over the bar.

9:23

Gregor Robertson sends in a cross, clearance by Callum Kennedy.

7:56

Bobby Grant is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

6:42

The ball is delivered by Andy Barcham, save by Alan Martin.

5:51

Ashley Westwood has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

5:08

Mathias Pogba has a drilled shot. David Mirfin gets a block in. Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, clearance by David Mirfin.

3:37

The ball is sent over by Andy Barcham, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

2:09

Effort from outside the penalty area by Mike Grella goes wide left of the goal.

0:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Ajay Leitch-Smith - Scunthorpe 0 - 1 Crewe Ajay Leitch-Smith finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Scunthorpe 0-1 Crewe.

0:04

David Mirfin fouled by Mathias Pogba, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

0:00

The match begins.

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