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Crewe Alexandra 0-3 Stevenage

Filipe Morais's brace helped lift Stevenage out of the relegation zone with victory at Crewe.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring for Graham Westley's side, running onto Francois Zoko's flick-on before neatly clipping the ball over Alex keeper Steve Phillips.

Luke Freeman doubled their advantage from a tight angle after Phillips saved his initial effort.

Morais then chipped into the top corner to make it 3-0 inside 20 minutes.

It could have been a bigger win for the visitors with Zoko hitting the post, while Michael Doughty and substitute James Dunne were denied by Phillips after the break.

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Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

"Defensively we looked much better organised, offensively we looked like we've got a threat and a goal in us.

"The entire attitude of the team is changing, the winning mentality is coming back.

"It's been a hard battle to create a mindset in the football club that Stevenage are going to come and take the game to you.

"Morais and Zoko's combination play was too much for them to handle tonight."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 8Osman
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 11Moore
  • 18NolanSubstituted forOliverat 66'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 24MolyneuxSubstituted forLeitch-Smithat 57'minutes
  • 42Grant

Substitutes

  • 7Clayton
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Ray
  • 16Guthrie
  • 19Oliver
  • 21Garratt
  • 29Waters

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 17TanseySubstituted forDunneat 67'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 14HeslopBooked at 9minsSubstituted forWedgburyat 85'minutes
  • 6Jones
  • 5AshtonBooked at 90mins
  • 7MoraisSubstituted forParrettat 76'minutes
  • 20Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 12Zoko
  • 24Doughty

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 8Dunne
  • 10Burrow
  • 13Parrett
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,682

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Stevenage 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Stevenage 3.

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

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Stevenage).

Booking

Jon Ashton (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

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

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Ajay Leitch-Smith (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Sam Wedgbury replaces Simon Heslop.

Attempt missed. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dean Parrett replaces Filipe Morais.

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Stevenage) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael Doughty (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Filipe Morais (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. James Dunne (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. James Dunne replaces Greg Tansey.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Liam Nolan.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

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

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ajay Leitch-Smith replaces Lee Molyneux.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Stephen Phillips.

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

goal

As It Stood

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8Swindon136252316720
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18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
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