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CreweCrewe Alexandra2CarlisleCarlisle United1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Carlisle United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Chukwuemeka Aneke.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Byron Moore replaces Mesca.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Tom Hitchcock.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matty Robson (Carlisle United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mesca (Crewe Alexandra).