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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Stevenage

Jordan Bowery fired a stoppage-time winner as Crewe ended a run of five consecutive defeats with victory over Stevenage.

Boro's three-game winning run came to an agonising end and they were made to pay for Matt Godden's first-half penalty miss.

Crewe wasted good chances early on with Chris Dagnall shooting straight at goalkeeper Joe Fryer after a misplaced pass put him in the clear and George Cooper slicing horribly wide after Dagnall laid the ball on.

Godden spurned the chance to put Stevenage ahead in the 28th minute after he was tripped by Zoumana Bakayogo after bursting into the box. The forward fired his spot-kick straight at Crewe goalkeeper Dave Richards.

After the break neither side could find any real quality in the final third.

But with time running out, Bowery turned inside the box and fired the winner in the fourth minute of added time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Richards
  • 2Ng
  • 12NolanBooked at 36mins
  • 6Raynes
  • 3BakayogoSubstituted forPickeringat 82'minutes
  • 28Grant
  • 14AinleySubstituted forPorterat 69'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 11Cooper
  • 10Bowery
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 4Walker
  • 7Porter
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Stubbs

Stevenage

  • 1Fryer
  • 25Henry
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 44mins
  • 5FranksBooked at 42mins
  • 3Martin
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 17Gorman
  • 2Smith
  • 18ConlonBooked at 34minsSubstituted forSlaterat 55'minutes
  • 19NewtonSubstituted forWoottonat 55'minutes
  • 24GoddenSubstituted forGeorgiouat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Beautyman
  • 9Wootton
  • 16Day
  • 22Toner
  • 29Slater
  • 33Wilmot
  • 34Georgiou
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
3,679

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Stevenage 0.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Stevenage 0. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Grant.

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

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Andronicos Georgiou replaces Matt Godden because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Crewe Alexandra).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

(Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering replaces Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Stevenage).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Callum Ainley.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Smith (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dale Gorman.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kyle Wootton replaces Danny Newton.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Slater replaces Tom Conlon.

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Stevenage 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Stevenage 0.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Conlon (Stevenage).

Booking

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage).

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Danny Newton (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County1282222121026
3Luton1273223101324
4Wycombe127322518724
5Coventry12723146823
6Accrington127232115623
7Stevenage126331913621
8Newport126331712521
9Mansfield125431815319
10Lincoln City125431513219
11Swindon126151716119
12Cheltenham125251614217
13Grimsby125251619-317
14Cambridge125161214-216
15Colchester124351818015
16Carlisle124261517-214
17Crewe124261318-514
18Crawley124171214-213
19Barnet123361516-112
20Yeovil123361726-912
21Morecambe122461017-710
22Forest Green121381127-166
23Port Vale12129919-105
24Chesterfield121291025-155
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