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Crewe Alexandra 0-3 Mansfield Town

Timi Elsnik fired in a first-half double for Mansfield who extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a comfortable 3-0 win at Crewe.

Slovenian loan midfielder Elsnik was joined on the scoresheet by another of the Stags' loan men, Tyler Walker, as Dave Flitcroft's side moved up to ninth in the table.

The visitors got off to a flying start when Derby youngster Elsnik latched onto a pass from Jacob Mellis and drove low into the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the eighth minute.

Walker, on loan from Nottingham Forest, should have doubled the lead when he seized the ball off Crewe skipper George Ray, but fired into the side netting.

But Elsnik was not wavering as he plundered his second in the 35th minute when he took Danny Rose's pass and thumped the ball into the top corner from 20 yards out.

Crewe had chances to stay in the game, notably when Shaun Miller prodded a Harry Pickering cross wide at the near post with the goal at his mercy and when Charlie Kirk, put clear by Miller, shot tamely at Mansfield goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik.

After the restart Olejnik pushed out a fierce angled drive from Crewe fullback Corey Whelan. But Mansfield turned the screw again with CJ Hamilton breaking down the left to set up Walker, who backheeled the ball in from close range.

Hamilton, who shot wide, and Elsnik - who was denied a hat-trick by Ben Garratt's save - could have added to their tally.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 30Whelan
  • 5RayBooked at 51mins
  • 2NgBooked at 55mins
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forNichollsat 70'minutes
  • 8JonesSubstituted forFinneyat 55'minutes
  • 15Wintle
  • 20Kirk
  • 10Bowery
  • 9Miller

Substitutes

  • 6Raynes
  • 7Porter
  • 13Richards
  • 14Nicholls
  • 21Finney
  • 29Hunt
  • 33O'Connor

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 2White
  • 5Pearce
  • 4Preston
  • 22Hamilton
  • 6Bishop
  • 8MellisSubstituted forButcherat 88'minutes
  • 20Elsnik
  • 3Benning
  • 19WalkerSubstituted forAtkinsonat 70'minutes
  • 32RoseSubstituted forDaviesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Logan
  • 9Davies
  • 11Atkinson
  • 16Butcher
  • 24Sterling-James
  • 27Gibbens
  • 29Graham
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
2,973

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3.

Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra).

Will Atkinson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Calum Butcher replaces Jacob Mellis.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Crewe Alexandra).

Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Alex Nicholls.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Craig Davies replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Corey Whelan (Crewe Alexandra).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay in match Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Nicholls replaces Callum Ainley.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Will Atkinson replaces Tyler Walker.

Attempt missed. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matt Preston.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. CJ Hamilton (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Mansfield Town 3. Tyler Walker (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by CJ Hamilton.

Attempt missed. Krystian Pearce (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt saved. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Timi Max Elsnik (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces James Jones.

Booking

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by George Ray.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Danny Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 30th October 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City16103330141633
2MK Dons1687120101031
3Exeter1685326151129
4Newport168532326-329
5Colchester1684430161428
6Forest Green1669125151027
7Tranmere167632316727
8Stevenage167451814425
9Mansfield1559121101124
10Bury166552417723
11Crawley167272425-123
12Yeovil155642216621
13Swindon165651921-221
14Port Vale166371519-421
15Oldham155551915420
16Carlisle166281620-420
17Crewe165471617-119
18Northampton164661821-318
19Grimsby154381020-1015
20Cambridge164391527-1215
21Morecambe1642101528-1314
22Notts County153391834-1612
23Cheltenham152491023-1310
24Macclesfield1614111331-187
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