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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Barnet

Chris Porter's second-half strike earned Crewe their first win of the campaign as they overcame Barnet at the Alexandra Stadium.

Porter made the most of substitute Zoumana Bakayogo's driven cross to poke home in the 75th minute and break the resistance of Bees keeper Jamie Stephens.

In the first half, Stephens was brought into action when he palmed away Porter's header and he also did well to keep out George Cooper's curling effort and Brad Walker's fierce drive from range.

Both sides deployed three at the back and cancelled each other out for long spells, but the match livened up after the break when David Tutonda forced a save from Alex goalkeeper Ben Garratt while Mauro Vilhete's free kick hit a post.

Chris Dagnall was denied on two occasions by Stephens as Crewe looked to extend their lead but the Barnet keeper was finally beaten from close range by Porter, who netted his fourth goal in four games for the hosts.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 16Lowery
  • 10BowerySubstituted forAinleyat 62'minutes
  • 18PickeringBooked at 57minsSubstituted forBakayogoat 61'minutes
  • 15Wintle
  • 11Cooper
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Porter

Substitutes

  • 3Bakayogo
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies

Barnet

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Stephens
  • 16TaylorBooked at 77mins
  • 13TutondaBooked at 87mins
  • 6Nelson
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 4Clough
  • 20Vilhete
  • 10Campbell-RyceSubstituted forFonguckat 67'minutes
  • 8WestonSubstituted forTaylorat 53'minutes
  • 11CoulthirstSubstituted forAkinolaat 78'minutes
  • 25Akpa-Akpro

Substitutes

  • 12Taylor
  • 14Akinola
  • 15Bover
  • 18Fonguck
  • 21Ross
  • 28Smith
  • 30Amaluzor
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
3,217

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnet 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnet 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

    David Tutonda (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Harry Taylor (Barnet).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jack Taylor.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Simeon Akinola (Barnet).

  10. Booking

    David Tutonda (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    David Tutonda (Barnet) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Ricardo Santos (Barnet) because of an injury.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mauro Vilhete (Barnet).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Simeon Akinola replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

  19. Booking

    Harry Taylor (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon32104227
2Exeter32103127
3Luton320111386
4Coventry32015146
5Carlisle32016336
6Accrington32017526
7Notts County32016516
8Stevenage31207525
9Newport31205415
10Crewe31204315
11Mansfield31115414
12Barnet31113304
13Morecambe31113304
14Wycombe311178-14
15Forest Green311167-14
16Port Vale310256-13
17Cambridge310223-13
18Grimsby310246-23
19Chesterfield310235-23
20Cheltenham310225-33
21Yeovil3102814-63
22Lincoln City302134-12
23Colchester301227-51
24Crawley300315-40
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