League Two
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Cheltenham Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

First-half goals from Rob Dickie and James Dayton earned Cheltenham Town their first win since returning to League Two after a one-year absence as they saw off Crewe.

Defender Dickie, who returned to the club on loan from Reading this week, netted the opener as he turned in Dayton's low corner from the right in the 16th minute.

Dayton added the second six minutes later as he seized on a poor pass from Danny Hollands and applied a simple finish past Ben Garratt.

The home side were on top throughout the first half with James Rowe setting Billy Waters up for a good chance against his old club, but he curled his effort wide early on.

Crewe improved after the break without seriously testing Cheltenham goalkeeper Russell Griffiths, who had a quiet afternoon.

Waters sent another effort wide from Amari Morgan-Smith's pass in the 79th minute.

The closest the Alex came to pulling one back was when Callum Ainley's low effort deflected off defender Jordan Cranston and past the right post and Alex Kiwomya had a shot blocked in the six-yard box in the 84th minute.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 6Parslow
  • 17CranstonBooked at 90mins
  • 21DaytonSubstituted forWhiteheadat 60'minutes
  • 7Pell
  • 14Hall
  • 18RoweSubstituted forBarthramat 72'minutes
  • 8Waters
  • 9WrightSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 5Downes
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 23Whitehead
  • 27Smith

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 46mins
  • 4Davis
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 11CooperSubstituted forJonesat 35'minutes
  • 15HollandsBooked at 48minsSubstituted forAinleyat 73'minutes
  • 18Bingham
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Lowe

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 8Jones
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 20Kirk
  • 25Ainley
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
2,623

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Booking

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

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

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt missed. Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Amari Morgan-Smith (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Daniel Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Danny Hollands.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jack Barthram replaces James Rowe.

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Danny Whitehead replaces James Dayton.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Attempt missed. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra).

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Second Half

Second Half begins Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

James Dayton (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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