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Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Morecambe

Goals from Alex Kiwomya and James Jones secured Crewe a much-needed win over a Morecambe side now without a win in six games.

Morecambe frontman Rhys Turner struck his first goal since his summer switch from Oldham as the Shrimpers led inside eight minutes at Gresty Road.

Crewe were caught out by a long ball down the middle, allowing Turner to thunder a 20-yard finish past Ben Garratt.

But Ryan Lowe set up a 19th-minute equaliser when Chris Dagnall connected with the Crewe captain's cross from the by-line, and Kiwomya was on hand to finish high into the net after Barry Roche had pushed the initial effort out.

Crewe were ahead three minutes before the break thanks to another excellent delivery from out wide, this time from the rampaging Ollie Turton, Jones diverting the ball into the far corner.

Peter Murphy should have levelled in the 59th minute, but the midfielder took too much time and placed his shot straight at Garratt.

Crewe had the edge in the attacking stakes to earn only their second win in 14 league and cup outings.

The margin of success could have been greater when Lowe picked out substitute Callum Saunders at the far post, only for the youngster to lift his finish over.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 23Ng
  • 11CooperSubstituted forWintleat 88'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 15Hollands
  • 22KiwomyaSubstituted forLoweryat 74'minutes
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forSaundersat 78'minutes
  • 7Lowe

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 10Saunders
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 21Wintle
  • 25Ainley
  • 36Lowery

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2WakefieldBooked at 83mins
  • 5EdwardsBooked at 70mins
  • 21Jennings
  • 3McGowan
  • 8Murphy
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 68'minutes
  • 24Rose
  • 14ConlanSubstituted forMolyneuxat 66'minutes
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forMullinat 75'minutes
  • 23Stockton

Substitutes

  • 7Mullin
  • 10Molyneux
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 19Massanka
  • 25Hedley
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
2,844

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Morecambe 1.

Attempt missed. James Jennings (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

James Jennings (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Liam Wakefield (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Liam Wakefield (Morecambe).

Foul by Danny Hollands (Crewe Alexandra).

Peter Murphy (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Saunders replaces Chris Dagnall.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Rhys Turner.

Attempt blocked. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tom Lowery replaces Alex Kiwomya.

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

Foul by Cole Stockton (Morecambe).

Booking

Ryan Edwards (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Wildig.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Luke Conlan.

Attempt missed. Rhys Turner (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Jennings.

Attempt saved. Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Cole Stockton (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1812242819938
2Carlisle1898132211135
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Portsmouth1894531181331
5Luton1886428181030
6Grimsby187562522326
7Crewe186842221126
8Wycombe187472122-125
9Mansfield186751920-125
10Blackpool186662921824
11Barnet185942425-124
12Yeovil177371822-424
13Hartlepool185762830-222
14Cambridge186481822-422
15Notts County186482229-722
16Stevenage166372324-121
17Colchester185582326-320
18Accrington185581924-520
19Crawley175571825-720
20Morecambe1862102135-1420
21Exeter1861112025-519
22Leyton Orient1853102023-318
23Cheltenham183961925-618
24Newport174582123-217
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