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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Crawley Town

Chuks Aneke's late goal earned 10-man Crewe their first win in nine games as they beat managerless Crawley.

The winger, on loan from Arsenal, had only been on the pitch for a few moments when he headed home Matt Tootle's cross at the back post.

Earlier, Vadaine Oliver had been sent off for The Railwaymen after picking up two yellow cards, the second for what looked like a clear dive.

Crawley failed to take advantage as Mat Sadler's shot was cleared off the line.

It was a dismal start to life in interim charge of the Red Devils for chief scout Martin Hinshelwood and striker Gary Alexander, after Richie Barker was sacked on Wednesday.

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Post-match: Crawley's Hinshelwood

Crawley interim manager Martin Hinshelwood told BBC Sussex:

"To be fair to Crewe they competed, they worked hard, they made so many blocks and the one from Mat Sadler was unbelievable, but we are very disappointed.

"We are on a bit of a run at the moment and we have just got to believe in ourselves to get out of it. When [Crewe] went down to 10 men, we didn't pass the ball enough and we didn't keep it well enough.

"We had 90 minutes to win a game and we didn't. We have just got to do the things we believe in and I am sure it will fall for us."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 38Etheridge
  • 2Tootle
  • 6Dugdale
  • 11Moore
  • 3Mellor
  • 4Davis
  • 8Osman
  • 22Evans
  • 19OliverBooked at 55mins
  • 17HitchcockSubstituted forAnekeat 78'minutes
  • 28Na Bangna

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 21Garratt
  • 26Aneke
  • 29Waters

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 3Sadler
  • 12Walsh
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forJonesat 66'minutes
  • 4ConnollyBooked at 77minsSubstituted forHurstat 83'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 5McFadzean
  • 7B Clarke
  • 15Bulman
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forDruryat 66'minutes
  • 14Proctor
  • 16Adams

Substitutes

  • 2Hurst
  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 10Drury
  • 21Jones
  • 23Smith
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
4,001

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Crawley Town 0.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kyle McFadzean.

Booking

James Hurst (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by James Hurst (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. James Hurst replaces Mark Connolly.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Crawley Town 0. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Tootle.

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chukwuemeka Aneke replaces Tom Hitchcock.

Booking

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Crawley Town).

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

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by George Evans.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Attempt missed. Andy Drury (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Michael Jones replaces Josh Simpson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Andy Drury replaces Emile Sinclair.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Emile Sinclair (Crawley Town).

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

Tom Hitchcock (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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1Leyton Orient19134242172543
2Wolves19134232112143
3Preston19107228171137
4Brentford19114429191037
5Peterborough19112628181035
6Rotherham198743123831
7Swindon1993735251030
8Port Vale199282828029
9Bradford1877431201128
10Walsall197662018227
11Coventry1910454134724
12MK Dons186482829-122
13Shrewsbury195772122-122
14Crawley195771924-522
15Oldham176382224-221
16Colchester194962126-521
17Gillingham1963102432-821
18Carlisle195681932-1321
19Tranmere195592334-1120
20Sheff Utd1945101727-1017
21Stevenage1952121932-1317
22Crewe1944111540-2516
23Bristol City192982632-615
24Notts County1932141833-1511
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