Crewe's young guns ended the season in style with an impressive win over Walsall at Gresty Road.

Second-half goals from Luke Murphy and Chuks Aneke ensured Crewe's inexperienced side took all three points to end the season in mid-table.

Murphy's penalty opened the scoring before Aneke put the result beyond doubt with a superb finish four minutes from time.

Crewe's starting line-up was made up entirely of players from their academy.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 12 Turton (Osman - 83' )
  • 17 Ray
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 27 Colclough
  • 07 M Clayton (Aneke - 64' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Inman - 64' )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 19 Osman
  • 26 Aneke
  • 31 Inman
  • 32 Ellington

Walsall

  • 28 Johnstone
  • 05 Holden
  • 20 Benning
  • 22 Downing
  • 25 J Chambers
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 07 A Chambers Booked
  • 24 Baxendale (Hemmings - 79' )
  • 09 Grigg
  • 10 Paterson
  • 12 Brandy (Westcarr - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Roberts
  • 14 Purkiss
  • 18 George
  • 11 Hemmings
  • 27 Mantom
  • 33 Sawyers
  • 29 Westcarr
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 6,547

Match Stats

Shots

6 15

On target

3 9

Corners

5 3

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:14 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:28

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

90:00 +0:41

Kelvin Mellor fouled by Craig Westcarr, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Murphy takes the direct free kick.

88:00

Foul by Kelvin Mellor on Craig Westcarr, free kick awarded. Ashley Hemmings takes the free kick.

87:33

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

84:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Chuks Aneke - Crewe 2 - 0 Walsall Chuks Aneke finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Crewe 2-0 Walsall.

82:45

Free kick taken by George Ray.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton goes off and Abdul Osman comes on.

82:45

Adam Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Turton.

80:25

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Save by Ben Garratt.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Hemmings on for James Baxendale.

78:07

Assist by Byron Moore.

77:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Murphy - Crewe 1 - 0 Walsall Power penalty scored by Luke Murphy. Crewe 1-0 Walsall.

75:35

Sam Johnstone concedes a Penalty for a foul on Byron Moore.

75:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ryan Colclough. Sam Johnstone takes the indirect free kick.

73:27

Corner taken short by Luke Murphy.

72:43

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Colclough. Sam Johnstone takes the free kick.

68:56

Chuks Aneke fouled by Dean Holden, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Davis.

67:44

Will Grigg is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Garratt.

67:09

The assistant referee signals for offside against Malvind Benning. Free kick taken by Ben Garratt.

66:15

Effort on goal by Adam Chambers from long range goes over the bar.

65:11

Short corner taken by Malvind Benning.

65:11 Substitution

Substitution Febian Brandy leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Westcarr.

65:11

Malvind Benning takes a shot. Blocked by Kelvin Mellor.

63:19 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke is brought on as a substitute for Max Clayton.

63:19 Substitution

Substitution Bradden Inman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ajay Leitch-Smith.

62:42

James Baxendale takes a shot. Blocked by George Ray.

61:29

Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Malvind Benning. Direct free kick taken by Dean Holden.

59:13

James Baxendale takes a shot. Ben Garratt makes a save. Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Oliver Turton gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Malvind Benning.

57:34

Febian Brandy has an effort at goal from the edge of the box hitting the post.

56:46

Matt Tootle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

55:50

James Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Colclough. Matt Tootle takes the free kick.

55:13

Byron Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Chambers. Direct free kick taken by Dean Holden.

50:03

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes the inswinging corner, Sam Johnstone makes a save.

49:25

Will Grigg is adjudged to have handled the ball. Harry Davis takes the free kick.

48:54

Ryan Colclough is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

48:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Baxendale on Luke Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Harry Davis.

47:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Chambers by Luke Murphy. Adam Chambers takes the direct free kick.

47:09

Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on Dean Holden, free kick awarded. Dean Holden takes the direct free kick.

46:27

The offside flag is raised against Max Clayton. Free kick taken by Sam Johnstone.

45:02

Shot from just outside the area by Febian Brandy misses to the left of the target.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:41 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:03

Malvind Benning takes a shot. Blocked by Byron Moore. Short corner taken by James Baxendale.

43:20

Jamie Paterson takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Murphy.

41:51

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Malvind Benning makes a clearance.

41:01

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Max Clayton misses to the left of the target.

39:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith on James Chambers. James Chambers takes the free kick.

38:07

Luke Murphy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Malvind Benning.

37:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Colclough by Adam Chambers. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

36:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Will Grigg. Ben Garratt takes the free kick.

36:18

The referee gives a free kick against Oliver Turton for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Chambers.

33:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Max Clayton. Free kick taken by Malvind Benning.

32:58

Foul by Will Grigg on Ben Garratt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ben Garratt.

30:21

Ajay Leitch-Smith is ruled offside. Sam Johnstone takes the indirect free kick.

29:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Featherstone by Oliver Turton. Nicky Featherstone restarts play with the free kick.

27:00

Febian Brandy takes a shot. Ben Garratt makes a save.

24:26

Oliver Turton concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Paterson. Malvind Benning takes the direct free kick.

23:49

Shot from just outside the box by Jamie Paterson misses to the right of the target.

23:18

Will Grigg takes a shot. Blocked by George Ray.

20:54

Luke Murphy takes the free kick. Kelvin Mellor takes a shot. Save by Sam Johnstone.

20:54 Booking

Booking Adam Chambers is cautioned.

20:38

Adam Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Mellor.

19:39

Shot from just outside the box by Byron Moore misses to the left of the target.

16:29

Kelvin Mellor fouled by Jamie Paterson, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Garratt takes the direct free kick.

11:59

The referee blows for offside. Ben Garratt takes the free kick.

10:10

Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Febian Brandy. James Chambers takes the free kick.

9:05

James Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Colclough. Matt Tootle takes the direct free kick.

7:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Malvind Benning on Kelvin Mellor. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ajay Leitch-Smith from right wing, clearance made by James Baxendale.

5:19

The referee blows for offside. Ben Garratt restarts play with the free kick.

3:57

George Ray takes a shot. Paul Downing gets a block in.

2:44

Unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by James Chambers results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luke Murphy from left by-line, Adam Chambers makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Byron Moore.

1:31

Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Save by Ben Garratt.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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