Craig Westcarr grabbed a brace as Walsall stunned Crewe at Gresty Road.

Westcarr got his first with a deflected shot in the 66th minute to give the visitors the lead.

The visitors doubled their lead three minutes later when Westcarr converted from the penalty spot after being fouled by Gregor Robertson.

Substitute James Baxendale coolly slotted home the Saddlers' third late on when one-on-one with Alex keeper Steve Phillips.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Stoke:

"Extremely disappointed really. I didn't see that one [coming] after two decent performances.

"The disappointing thing today is we didn't show any fight. There wasn't enough out there who showed any character.

"The game was very tight up to the first goal. 0-0 at half-time was probably fair.

"But after that, once they scored the goal, we didn't show any fight to get back into the game."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 04 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Osman (Clayton - 75' )
  • 14 Inman
  • 24 Molyneux (Moore - 71' )
  • 26 Aneke
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 19 Oliver (Grant - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 03 Mellor
  • 07 Clayton
  • 20 Turton
  • 42 Grant
  • 11 Moore
  • 16 Guthrie

Walsall

  • 01 O'Donnell
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Butler
  • 12 Downing
  • 15 J Chambers
  • 06 Featherstone
  • 07 A Chambers (Sawyers - 85' )
  • 08 Mantom
  • 11 Hemmings (Baxendale - 78' )
  • 10 Westcarr
  • 24 Hewitt (Lalkovic - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Roberts
  • 14 Benning
  • 02 Purkiss
  • 16 Baxendale
  • 25 Sawyers
  • 26 McQuilkin
  • 09 Lalkovic
Ref: Hill
Att: 4,260

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

3 7

Corners

8 4

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:25 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:36

Corner taken by Craig Westcarr from the right by-line.

90:00 +0:40

Shot by Nicky Featherstone. Stephen Phillips parries the ball but the danger is not over.

89:55

Corner from the left by-line taken by Bradden Inman.

89:16

Clearance made by James Chambers.

89:13

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

89:02

Clearance made by Andy Butler.

88:58

The ball is sent over by Matt Tootle.

88:26

Free kick taken by Gregor Robertson.

88:21

Milan Lalkovic is caught offside.

85:55 Substitution

Substitution Milan Lalkovic on for Troy Hewitt.

85:29

Sam Mantom takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

84:44

A cross is delivered by Gregor Robertson.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Adam Chambers goes off and Romaine Sawyers comes on.

83:40

The assist for the goal came from Nicky Featherstone.

83:40 Goal scored

Goal! - James Baxendale - Crewe 0 - 3 Walsall James Baxendale scores a right footed goal. Crewe 0-3 Walsall.

82:45

Anthony Grant takes a shot. A parry by Richard O'Donnell prevents the goal.

82:22

Free kick crossed by Adam Chambers.

81:41

Nicky Featherstone fouled by Bradden Inman, the ref awards a free kick.

81:02

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

80:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chuks Aneke.

80:30

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

80:20

James Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Chuks Aneke.

77:56 Substitution

Substitution James Baxendale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Hemmings.

77:38

Shot by Gregor Robertson went over the net.

77:30

Paul Downing makes a clearance.

77:22

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith from the left by-line.

76:21

Max Clayton takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

74:55 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Abdul Osman.

74:13

Chuks Aneke makes a clearance.

73:50

Craig Westcarr restarts play with the free kick.

73:43

Harry Davis challenges Troy Hewitt unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:17

Shot by Craig Westcarr missed to the left of the target.

73:03

The ball is crossed by Andy Taylor.

72:32

Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line.

71:21

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

71:13

Handball by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

70:15 Substitution

Substitution Byron Moore replaces Lee Molyneux.

69:57 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Anthony Grant coming on for Vadaine Oliver.

69:30

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot and goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Westcarr - Crewe 0 - 2 Walsall Penalty taken right-footed by Craig Westcarr and scored. Crewe 0-2 Walsall.

67:40

Gregor Robertson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Craig Westcarr.

66:47

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

66:12

Shot by Troy Hewitt went over the crossbar.

65:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Westcarr - Crewe 0 - 1 Walsall Craig Westcarr grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crewe 0-1 Walsall.

64:39

Craig Westcarr takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Stephen Phillips parries the ball away.

63:49

Andy Butler takes a shot. Stephen Phillips parries the effort to safety.

63:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Hemmings.

62:41

Free kick taken by Craig Westcarr.

62:29

Matt Tootle concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Westcarr.

61:47

Header at goal by Vadaine Oliver goes over the bar.

61:38

Matt Tootle sends in a cross.

59:23

Lee Molyneux takes a shot.

58:59

Clearance by Stephen Phillips.

58:47

The ball is sent over by Craig Westcarr.

57:24

Richard O'Donnell restarts play with the free kick.

57:17

Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Bradden Inman results in a free kick.

54:36

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

54:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Lee Molyneux.

53:49

Paul Downing restarts play with the free kick.

53:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith.

52:29

Stephen Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

52:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Troy Hewitt.

52:02

A cross is delivered by Lee Molyneux.

51:46

Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

51:38

Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line.

50:56

Sam Mantom takes a shot.

50:13

Free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

50:10

Vadaine Oliver is caught offside.

48:59

Vadaine Oliver takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

48:41

Clearance by Harry Davis.

48:37

The ball is delivered by Ashley Hemmings.

47:13

Paul Downing manages to make a clearance.

46:52

Abdul Osman restarts play with the free kick.

46:46

Abdul Osman fouled by Sam Mantom, the ref awards a free kick.

46:05

Clearance made by Mark Ellis.

46:03

The ball is crossed by James Chambers.

45:32

Paul Downing takes the free kick.

45:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Vadaine Oliver on Adam Chambers.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +0:30 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:28

Sam Mantom takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

44:02

Free kick taken by Craig Westcarr.

43:50

Sam Mantom fouled by Harry Davis, the ref awards a free kick.

43:02

Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.

41:59

Free kick taken by Stephen Phillips.

41:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Hemmings on Gregor Robertson.

39:15

Free kick taken by Stephen Phillips.

39:10

The referee blows for offside against James Chambers.

38:57

Sam Mantom restarts play with the free kick.

38:48

Foul by Matt Tootle on Andy Taylor, free kick awarded.

37:32

Bradden Inman takes a weak shot. Richard O'Donnell catches the ball.

35:37

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith from the left by-line.

35:27

Clearance by Andy Butler.

35:10

Corner taken by Lee Molyneux from the right by-line.

34:24

Free kick taken by Stephen Phillips.

34:22

Craig Westcarr is caught offside.

33:19

Shot by Chuks Aneke went harmlessly over the bar.

32:49

Stephen Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

32:42

Foul by Sam Mantom on Chuks Aneke, free kick awarded.

30:48

Paul Downing restarts play with the free kick.

30:39

Unfair challenge on Paul Downing by Vadaine Oliver results in a free kick.

30:15

Clearance made by Stephen Phillips.

30:10

James Chambers sends in a cross.

29:03

Centre by Matt Tootle.

26:39

Clearance made by Andy Butler.

26:21

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith from the left by-line.

25:21

Free kick taken by James Chambers.

25:10

Chuks Aneke challenges Adam Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick.

24:42

Harry Davis takes the free kick.

23:19

Andy Butler restarts play with the free kick.

23:05

Vadaine Oliver concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Downing.

22:42

Paul Downing makes a clearance.

22:11

Stephen Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

22:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Westcarr.

18:23

Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

16:50

Nicky Featherstone takes the free kick.

16:42

Foul by Chuks Aneke on Ashley Hemmings, free kick awarded.

15:15

Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Stephen Phillips safely holds on.

13:13

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

11:33

Stephen Phillips takes the free kick.

11:27

Unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Sam Mantom results in a free kick.

11:10

Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

11:05

Sam Mantom crosses the ball.

8:42

Harry Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick.

8:33

Chuks Aneke fouled by Adam Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.

5:15

Header at goal by Mark Ellis goes over the bar.

5:02

Corner taken by Lee Molyneux.

4:32

The ball is delivered by Lee Molyneux.

2:50

Stephen Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

2:31

Foul by Adam Chambers on Vadaine Oliver, free kick awarded.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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