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Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Carlisle United

Second-half goals from Chuks Aneke and Mesca gave Crewe victory over Carlisle.

Aneke saw an early header tipped on to the crossbar by goalkeeper Ben Amos but was not denied after half-time, chipping over him into the far corner.

That came after Carlisle's David Amoo hit the inside of the post before the break, but on the hour the game looked safe as Bradley Inman's cross bobbled to Mesca who obliged from close-range.

Tom Lawrence curled in a 25-yard free-kick but Crewe survived a late barrage.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 3Mellor
  • 8Osman
  • 5Ellis
  • 4DavisBooked at 76mins
  • 14Inman
  • 42Grant
  • 17HitchcockSubstituted forOliverat 85'minutes
  • 26AnekeSubstituted forNolanat 90+5'minutes
  • 28Na BangnaSubstituted forMooreat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 11Moore
  • 12Ray
  • 13Martin
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 19Oliver

Carlisle

  • 40Amos
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 3Robson
  • 8Noble
  • 12ThirlwellSubstituted forMeppen-Walterat 34'minutes
  • 28Ehmer
  • 21Berrett
  • 6BuabenSubstituted forMorrisat 66'minutes
  • 9MillerSubstituted forGuyat 59'minutes
  • 7Amoo
  • 33LawrenceBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 16Potts
  • 17Beck
  • 19Symington
  • 20Fleming
  • 29Guy
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 32Morris
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
4,458

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Carlisle United 1.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Chukwuemeka Aneke.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Carlisle United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Byron Moore replaces Mesca.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Tom Hitchcock.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

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

Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

Foul by Mesca (Crewe Alexandra).

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Carlisle United 1. Tom Lawrence (Carlisle United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra).

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Liam Noble.

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Carlisle United).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Mesca (Crewe Alexandra).

Matty Robson (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Josh Morris replaces Prince Buaben.

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

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Carlisle United 0. Mesca (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bradden Inman with a cross.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Lee Miller.

Attempt missed. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

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2Wolves24147339182149
3Leyton Orient23146348232548
4Preston24138335241147
5Peterborough2412393630639
6Rotherham2410863832638
7Walsall2410772722537
8Port Vale24113103637-136
9Swindon2310494031934
10Coventry24126652421032
11MK Dons239593632432
12Bradford2471073529631
13Crawley237882530-529
14Colchester2461082832-428
15Carlisle2476112639-1327
16Shrewsbury2468102427-326
17Gillingham2475123242-1026
18Sheff Utd2467112331-825
19Oldham2366112632-624
20Tranmere2466122844-1624
21Crewe2466122247-2524
22Bristol City2341093336-322
23Notts County2563163038-821
24Stevenage2354142242-2019
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