Wycombe Wanderers upset League One strugglers Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road to book an FA Cup second-round home date with Preston North End.

Steve Craig netted the opener from the penalty spot on 50 minutes.

Craig was brought down by rookie keeper Ben Garratt, who had fumbled Mark McCoy's 25-yard shot.

Wycombe's FA Cup peak

Wycombe were FA Cup semi-finalists in 2001 but were beaten 2-1 by eventual winners Liverpool.

Second-round opponents Preston's two Cup victories came in 1889 and 1938, when George Mutch's goal was enough to beat Arsenal.

Gary Doherty, an FA Cup semi-final goalscorer with Spurs in 2001, wrapped up a deserved first-round replay win on 70 minutes, prodding in from six yards.

Billy Knott flicked on Anthony Scowen's corner and 33-year-old Doherty slid in to score only his second goal this year.

Crewe boss Steve Davis made four changes to the team hammered 5-0 at Brentford on Saturday, including the introduction of 19-year-old Garratt in goal.

But it had little impact and, out of a meagre crowd of 1,695 on a freezing cold night, only the 81 visiting fans from Buckinghamshire returned home happy.

Wycombe's second-round tie against manager Gareth Ainsworth's old club North End will be at Adams Park on Saturday, 7 December.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"To go out without a whimper is really disappointing. About as low as it can get.

"We're playing League Two opposition. We've got to do better than that.

"There was a low crowd and a lack of atmosphere, but we've got to generate the atmosphere. We just lost our way totally.

"I had to give Ben Garratt a little go tonight. as the other two keepers have been struggling. It's a night he won't forget, that's for sure."

Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a great performance. We played the right tactics. The boys were committed.

"Shapes don't mean anything unless you're willing to run and back your team-mates.

"It's a great feeling, a great place to be at the moment and hopefully we can take it into Saturday against Chesterfield.

"It sets up a brilliant tie with Preston in the second round. It's a club close to my heart. I'm sure the boys will be looking forward to that one."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 03 Mellor
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 08 Osman
  • 05 Ellis
  • 04 Davis
  • 07 Clayton (Oliver - 59' )
  • 42 Grant
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 22 Evans Booked
  • 11 Moore (Inman - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 14 Inman
  • 18 Nolan
  • 19 Oliver
  • 25 Audel
  • 26 Aneke
  • 29 Waters

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 08 Lewis
  • 05 Stewart
  • 30 Doherty
  • 12 Cowan-Hall Booked
  • 28 Knott (Bloomfield - 82' )
  • 20 Craig (Morias - 93' )
  • 29 McClure
  • 04 Scowen Booked

Substitutes

  • 06 Johnson
  • 07 Morgan
  • 09 Spring
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 17 Morias
  • 22 Kretzschmar
  • 41 Harrison
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 1,695

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

4 5

Corners

1 5

Fouls

10 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

90:00 +2:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Junior Morias replaces Steven Craig.

90:00 +1:59

Attempt saved. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

89:50

Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:31

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

88:31

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:23

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

87:00

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:56

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

81:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Matt Bloomfield replaces Billy Knott.

81:09

George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:09

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

79:36 Booking

Booking George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

79:11

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:11

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

78:21

Foul by Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers).

78:21

Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:24

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:55

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:55

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

76:06

Foul by Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:06

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

74:50 Booking

Booking Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

74:37

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

74:37

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:26

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:26

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

71:58

Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

69:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt McClure.

68:34

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

67:35

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

67:35

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Byron Moore.

62:00

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:57

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

60:27

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Max Clayton because of an injury.

52:00

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:59

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

51:38

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:38

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

50:56

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:56

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

49:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

49:00

Penalty Wycombe Wanderers. Steven Craig draws a foul in the penalty area.

48:47

Penalty conceded by Ben Garratt (Crewe Alexandra) after a foul in the penalty area.

48:23

Attempt saved. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:31

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:18 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

45:00

Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:58

Foul by Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers).

44:00

Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:58

Foul by Gary Doherty (Wycombe Wanderers).

43:04

Attempt saved. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:42 Booking

Booking Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

41:33

Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:33

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

34:42

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:42

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

29:26

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

29:26

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:27

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

28:27

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:56

Attempt saved. Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

27:09

Attempt missed. Stuart Lewis (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

26:39

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

25:47

Attempt missed. Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

21:20

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

20:42

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:42

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

15:12

Attempt saved. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:32

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

13:32

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:03

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:03

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

10:37

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

10:37

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

9:47

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

9:18

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Abdul Osman.

8:01

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

6:54

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

6:54

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:22

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

6:22

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:25

Attempt missed. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

4:27

Attempt blocked. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:41

Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:41

Foul by Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers).

0:46

Josh Scowen (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:46

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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