Jennison Myrie-Williams struck a late winner as Port Vale come from behind to beat local rivals Crewe at Gresty Road.

On-loan Man City teenager George Evans' stunning 25-yard right-foot volley put Crewe ahead 10 minutes from the break, the first goal of his career.

But left-back Rob Taylor marked his first appearance since April to level for Vale just eight minutes later.

  • Port Vale have now won five of their last six matches, while Crewe have not won in seven

And Ben Williamson crossed for Myrie-Williams to win the game seven minutes from time, firing home from six yards.

Vale's win lifted them to ninth in League One, just one point outside the play-off places, while Crewe remained second bottom, as their winless run was extended to seven games.

Crewe's lead was deserved after Evans and Byron Moore had already gone close but it seemed to spark Micky Adams' side into life.

Taylor squirmed the ball under debutant loan keeper Neil Etheridge top level, before the unmarked Myrie-Williams won it when he nipped in to stab home at the back post after Williamson's cross had drifted along the Alex six-yard box.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We started well but weren't able to capitalise on our goal.

"It was a double deflection for their equaliser, which showed that things just aren't going for us at the moment.

"But we were a team today. which we haven't been lately and it gave me a lot of hope. The lads had a real go, worked hard for each other and have everything they had.

"The keeper made two or three great saves second half and looks like he might be a good acquisition for us."

Port Vale manager Mick Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It panned out like we thought it would, Crewe came out with fire in their bellies, took us by surprise and went a goal ahead.

"But we stood strong, stayed composed and we thoroughly deserved it on our second-half performance.

"It was a gamble bringing in Rob Taylor at left-back but he got a goal and played well. He was tested by Byron Moore a couple of times, but Moore will do that to anyone.

"Rob's not played many games but he's picked up his training in recent weeks. It might have dawned on him that he's out of contract in the summer and he'd better start playing."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 38 Etheridge
  • 03 Mellor
  • 02 Tootle
  • 08 Osman
  • 05 Ellis
  • 04 Davis
  • 06 Dugdale (Audel - 91' )
  • 22 Evans
  • 19 Oliver (Aneke - 82' )
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Colclough - 77' Booked )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Nolan
  • 21 Garratt
  • 25 Audel
  • 26 Aneke
  • 27 Colclough
  • 29 Waters

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 02 Yates Booked
  • 14 Taylor
  • 21 Griffith
  • 04 Robertson
  • 24 Duffy
  • 09 Myrie-Williams (Birchall - 89' )
  • 18 Lines
  • 39 Hugill (Williamson - 58' )
  • 11 Pope
  • 07 Loft (Tomlin - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Chilvers
  • 08 Dodds
  • 10 Tomlin
  • 12 Johnson
  • 19 Williamson
  • 26 Birchall
  • 29 Hughes
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 6,820

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

3 5

Corners

5 8

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +6:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2.

90:00 +4:20 Booking

Booking Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:14

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

90:00 +4:14

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:23

Attempt saved. Robert Taylor (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:21

Attempt missed. Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

90:00 +1:09

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

90:00 +1:09

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

90:00 +0:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Thierry Audel replaces Adam Dugdale.

89:48

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

89:48

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Jennison Myrie-Williams.

84:52

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

84:52

Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

82:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 2. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Williamson.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chukwuemeka Aneke replaces Vadaine Oliver.

78:58

Attempt missed. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

77:37

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

77:37

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

75:59

Hand ball by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).

75:02

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

74:36

Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

73:54

Attempt missed. Chris Lines (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

72:34

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

72:34

Gavin Tomlin (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Gavin Tomlin replaces Doug Loft because of an injury.

67:48

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

67:24

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Lines.

65:51

Attempt missed. Ben Williamson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

64:00

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:57

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

63:22

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

61:02

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

59:30

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

59:30

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:04

Attempt saved. Doug Loft (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:41

Foul by George Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

58:41

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Hugill.

56:42

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

56:42

Chris Lines (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:36

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

55:36

Foul by Tom Pope (Port Vale).

55:01

Attempt missed. Chris Robertson (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

54:36

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

54:36

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:00

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Vadaine Oliver.

51:36

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

49:47

Attempt blocked. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:27

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

47:27

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

46:03

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Adam Yates.

45:48

Attempt blocked. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 1.

45:00 +3:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 1.

45:00 +1:45

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

45:00 +1:45

Foul by Robert Taylor (Port Vale).

42:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 1. Robert Taylor (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

41:03

Foul by Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra).

41:03

Robert Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:23

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

39:43

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

37:53

Attempt saved. Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

34:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Port Vale 0. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

33:44

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

31:54

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

31:54

Foul by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

29:05

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

29:05

Foul by Chris Lines (Port Vale).

27:57

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

26:54

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

26:54

Robert Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:33

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

23:59

Hand ball by Doug Loft (Port Vale).

23:17

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

22:39

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:39

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

21:58

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

18:58

George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

17:36

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

17:00

Doug Loft (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:57

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra).

16:03

Attempt blocked. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

5:43

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Harry Davis.

2:23

Attempt missed. Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

1:54

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Doug Loft.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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