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Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Cheltenham Town

Shaun Miller scored twice as Crewe, who fielded a starting XI made entirely of players who have come through their youth system, finished their season as 2-1 winners against Cheltenham.

On-loan striker Miller, in his second spell back at this first club, put the Alex ahead with a clinical 17th-minute finish.

Cheltenham hit back through youth academy product George Lloyd, only for 30-year-old Miller to wrap up the points after 62 minutes.

The visitors started brightly when Taylor Moore glanced a header wide from Joe Morrell's free kick before Crewe took the lead when Miller capitalised on a mistake by Jamie Grimes to break clear and shoot under Rhys Lovett.

Mo Eisa played a key role in the Robins' 33rd-minute leveller when he pulled the ball back across the six-yard box for Lloyd to finish from close range.

Charlie Kirk drew a diving save from Lovett with a fierce blast from 25 yards before Eisa fired a shot across the face of goal after the break at the other end of the pitch. But it was Miller who ensured the Railwaymen finished with a third consecutive victory when he curled into the far corner.

Crewe's feat of fielding an all-Academy-produced XI had happened once before, on the final day of the 2012-13 League One season when Crewe beat Walsall 2-0 - and there were two survivors from that day, goalkeeper Ben Garratt and defender George Ray.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 15Wintle
  • 5RayBooked at 6mins
  • 18Pickering
  • 14AinleySubstituted forPorterat 64'minutes
  • 16LowerySubstituted forGreenat 63'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 20Kirk
  • 32Miller
  • 24ReillySubstituted forBoweryat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 7Porter
  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 22Lundstram
  • 30Green
  • 42Sterry

Cheltenham

  • 22Lovett
  • 28Moore
  • 15Boyle
  • 2GrimesSubstituted forBowerat 69'minutes
  • 3CranstonSubstituted forSellarsat 69'minutes
  • 29Odelusi
  • 25MorrellBooked at 68mins
  • 6Atangana
  • 33Chatzitheodoridis
  • 50LloydSubstituted forWrightat 73'minutes
  • 20Eisa

Substitutes

  • 9Wright
  • 16Page
  • 17Sellars
  • 18Bower
  • 19Thomas
  • 21Graham
  • 34Grimshaw
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,350

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Cheltenham Town 1.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matt Bower.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nigel Atangana.

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

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matt Bower.

Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright replaces George Lloyd.

Delay in match George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Bower replaces Jamie Grimes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jerell Sellars replaces Jordan Cranston.

Booking

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter replaces Callum Ainley.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Paul Green replaces Tommy Lowery.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Cheltenham Town 1. Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Cheltenham Town).

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

Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Sanmi Odelusi (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Mohamed Eisa (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

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1Accrington462961176463093
2Luton462513894464888
3Wycombe4624121079601984
4Exeter462481464541080
5Notts County4621141171482377
6Coventry462291564471775
7Lincoln City4620151164481675
8Mansfield4618181067521572
9Swindon46208186765268
10Carlisle461716136254867
11Newport461616145658-264
12Cambridge461713165660-464
13Colchester461614165352162
14Crawley461611195866-859
15Crewe46175246275-1356
16Stevenage461413196065-555
17Cheltenham461312216773-651
18Grimsby461312214266-2451
19Yeovil461212225975-1648
20Port Vale461114214967-1847
21Forest Green46138255477-2347
22Morecambe46919184156-1546
23Barnet461210244665-1946
24Chesterfield46108284783-3638
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