Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.
Ryan Lowe scored his fifth goal of the season as Crewe battled back to draw 1-1 with Blackpool.
The Railwaymen extended their unbeaten run to four league games after the striker's header cancelled out Jon Guthrie's early own goal.
Blackpool were given a helping hand when the defender headed Andy Taylor's cross into the top corner of his net in the 10th minute.
Crewe's response saw Zoumana Bakayogo fire past the far post and George Cooper force Sam Slocombe into a good save to keep out his free kick.
Crewe keeper Ben Garratt was fortunate when he miscued his clearance under pressure from Kyle Vassell, whose header was cleared off the line by Harry Davis.
Steve Davis' side survived another goal-line clearance, this time from Ollie Turton, who kept out Armand Gnanduillet's header from a corner.
Lowe had a 39th-minute effort ruled out for offside, but was not to be denied after Blackpool keeper Slocombe had gone off with a groin injury at the break.
Stand-in stopper Dean Lyness' first meaningful action was to pick the ball out of the net after Lowe's bullet header connected with Cooper's cross and crashed into the far corner for Crewe's 71st-minute leveller.
Lowe curled a right-footed shot onto the far post and Lyness blocked Cooper's shot as Crewe finished the strongest.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 3GuthrieBooked at 85mins
- 15HollandsSubstituted forBinghamat 61'minutes
- 20KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 61'minutes
- 1SlocombeSubstituted forLynessat 45'minutes
- 2MellorBooked at 65mins
- 15AldredBooked at 69mins
- 4McAlisterBooked at 87mins
- 17YeatesSubstituted forDanielat 70'minutes
- 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 58'minutes
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.
Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).
Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).
Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jim McAlister (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).
Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Chris Dagnall.
Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).
Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Aldred.
Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Andy Taylor.
Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.