Crewe picked up their first win in seven matches at the expense of Hartlepool, who have now not tasted victory in seven attempts.

It was Pools who went ahead when substitute Evan Horwood chipped over Alan Martin 60 seconds after coming on for the injured Andy Monkhouse.

Mathias Pogba fired a penalty over for the hosts after Peter Hartley handled, but Chuks Aneke's curler levelled.

And Mark Ellis won it when he touched in Luke Murphy's free-kick.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Crewe

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 26 Aneke (Daniels - 80' )
  • 28 Bond
  • 07 M Clayton (Turton - 89' )
  • 09 Pogba
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Dugdale - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 15 Robertson
  • 17 Ray
  • 29 Waters
  • 18 Daniels

Hartlepool

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 18 Baldwin
  • 22 Holden
  • 29 Hartley Booked
  • 07 Franks (Lynch - 80' )
  • 11 Monkhouse (Horwood - 8' )
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 20 Murray Booked
  • 35 Noble (Poole - 80' )
  • 39 Howard Booked

Substitutes

  • 31 McHugh
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 10 Poole
  • 24 Lynch
  • 33 James
Ref: Jeremy Simpson
Att: 4,375

Match Stats

Shots

15 12

On target

8 4

Corners

3 5

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:10

Steve Howard produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

90:00 +3:26

Handball decision goes against Mark Ellis. Direct free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

90:00 +2:20 Substitution

Substitution Adam Dugdale on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

90:00 +1:38

Paul Murray sends in a cross, Craig Lynch has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

90:00 +0:37

Steve Howard challenges Mark Ellis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:17

The referee blows for offside. Neil Austin restarts play with the free kick.

89:21

Effort on goal by James Poole from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

88:35 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Max Clayton.

85:31

Evan Horwood produces a cross, clearance by Matt Tootle.

83:48

Ajay Leitch-Smith produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

79:43

Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution James Poole is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Noble.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Jonathan Franks goes off and Craig Lynch comes on.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke goes off and Brendon Daniels comes on.

79:43

The official flags Ajay Leitch-Smith offside.

77:57

A cross is delivered by Mathias Pogba, Neil Austin makes a clearance. Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard. Jack Baldwin restarts play with the free kick.

73:46

Centre by Darren Holden. The ball is crossed by Neil Austin, clearance made by Harry Davis. The ball is crossed by Paul Murray, Antony Sweeney takes a shot.

72:50

A cross is delivered by Chuks Aneke, Jack Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

70:50

Jonathan Franks produces a cross, Antony Sweeney produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

69:32

The assist for the goal came from Luke Murphy.

69:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Ellis - Crewe 2 - 1 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Mark Ellis from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 2-1 Hartlepool.

68:47

Max Clayton fouled by Jack Baldwin, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Luke Murphy,

67:26

Centre by Ryan Noble, clearance made by Kelvin Mellor. Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks, clearance made by Mathias Pogba.

63:20

Unfair challenge on Peter Hartley by Max Clayton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

63:09

Luke Murphy crosses the ball, Peter Hartley makes a clearance.

61:22

Ryan Noble is caught offside. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

60:06

Luke Murphy delivers the ball, Steve Howard manages to make a clearance. Ajay Leitch-Smith takes the floated corner, Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Flinders. Direct free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

59:28

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Murphy, Jack Baldwin makes a clearance.

58:18

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

56:55

Ryan Noble takes a shot. Matt Tootle gets a block in. Jonathan Franks takes a floated corner.

56:08

Ryan Noble takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin. Floated corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Franks, Kelvin Mellor makes a clearance.

55:35

Chuks Aneke crosses the ball, clearance made by Peter Hartley.

54:26

Jonathan Franks takes the floated corner, Header by Antony Sweeney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

53:50

The ball is sent over by Luke Murphy, save by Scott Flinders.

51:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Max Clayton. Scott Flinders takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:50

A cross is delivered by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Jack Baldwin.

45:00 +0:06

The assist for the goal came from Kelvin Mellor.

45:00 +0:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Chuks Aneke - Crewe 1 - 1 Hartlepool A goal is scored by Chuks Aneke from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Hartlepool.

43:44

The ball is sent over by Luke Murphy, Ajay Leitch-Smith has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

41:44

The ball is sent over by Antony Sweeney, clearance made by Luke Murphy. Floated corner taken by Jonathan Franks from the right by-line, clearance made by Kelvin Mellor.

39:59 Penalty

Placed penalty missed by Mathias Pogba.

39:59 Booking

Booking Peter Hartley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

39:11

Luke Murphy delivers the ball, Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Hartley. Peter Hartley is penalised for handball and concedes a .

38:25 Booking

Booking Booking for Steve Howard for dissent.

38:22

Foul by Steve Howard on Mark Ellis, free kick awarded. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

36:51

The ball is crossed by Kelvin Mellor, The assistant referee signals for offside against Mathias Pogba. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

34:59

The ball is delivered by Kelvin Mellor, Max Clayton takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

34:12

Ryan Noble takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

32:30

The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Luke Murphy.

31:48

Andy Bond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antony Sweeney. Direct free kick taken by Peter Hartley.

31:01

Unfair challenge on Neil Austin by Max Clayton results in a free kick. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

30:04

Ryan Noble is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

29:39

Matt Tootle takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

27:42

Kelvin Mellor crosses the ball, clearance by Jack Baldwin.

27:11

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Noble. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

26:23

Chuks Aneke sends in a cross, Matt Tootle produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

25:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Clayton by Neil Austin. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

23:51

Chuks Aneke takes a shot. Scott Flinders makes a save. Floated corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Close range header by Mark Ellis goes over the crossbar.

23:01

Shot from a long way out by Mathias Pogba goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:45

Steve Howard takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

20:17

Andy Bond takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

19:07 Booking

Booking Caution for Paul Murray.

18:41

The ball is delivered by Luke Murphy, save made by Scott Flinders.

15:20

Paul Murray challenges Ajay Leitch-Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chuks Aneke.

15:05

The ball is crossed by Steve Howard, Kelvin Mellor manages to make a clearance.

14:37

Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Murray. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

14:02

The referee blows for offside. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

13:46

The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, clearance by Harry Davis.

12:56

Andy Bond sends in a cross, Peter Hartley manages to make a clearance.

12:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Steve Howard. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

11:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Noble by Harry Davis. Free kick crossed left-footed by Evan Horwood from right channel, Chuks Aneke makes a clearance.

11:06

Max Clayton has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

10:13

Darren Holden sends in a cross, Alan Martin makes a save.

8:26

Ryan Noble provided the assist for the goal.

8:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Evan Horwood - Crewe 0 - 1 Hartlepool Evan Horwood scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Hartlepool.

8:23

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood.

7:47 Substitution

Substitution Evan Horwood comes on in place of Andy Monkhouse.

4:05

Andy Monkhouse is penalised for a handball. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

3:38

The ball is swung over by Jonathan Franks, save made by Alan Martin.

1:33

Effort from just outside the box by Ryan Noble goes over the bar.

0:44

Effort from outside the penalty box by Mathias Pogba goes wide right of the goal.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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