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Grimsby Town 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe continued their excellent start to the season as goals from Tom Lowery and Charlie Kirk gave them a 2-0 win at Grimsby.

Grimsby were handed the perfect opportunity to take the lead when Luke Hendrie was bundled over by Daniel Powell in the penalty area but James Hanson's 28th-minute effort from the spot was saved by Dave Richards.

Both teams continued to cancel each other out during the first half but Crewe took the lead almost immediately after the break.

With Grimsby dawdling on the ball, the visitors nicked it back in the 46th minute and played it on to Lowery, who fired into the far corner of the goal.

The hosts came close to hitting back, with Matt Green inches away from Jordan Cook's ball across goal, while Hanson saw a cross come back off the crossbar.

With Grimsby pressing for an equaliser, Crewe broke in the first minute of stoppage time, with Kirk rounding James McKeown before rolling the ball home to secure the visitors' fifth win of the season.

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Line-ups

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 22Hewitt
  • 6Waterfall
  • 5Öhman
  • 2HendrieSubstituted forVernamat 88'minutes
  • 11CookSubstituted forRobsonat 72'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10WhitehouseSubstituted forWrightat 69'minutes
  • 7Green
  • 9HansonBooked at 49mins
  • 20Ogbu

Substitutes

  • 3Gibson
  • 12Robson
  • 17Cardwell
  • 18Vernam
  • 19Wright
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock

Crewe

  • 13Richards
  • 2Ng
  • 5Lancashire
  • 6Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 16Lowery
  • 4Wintle
  • 12Green
  • 7PowellBooked at 62mins
  • 9PorterSubstituted forAneneat 82'minutes
  • 10KirkBooked at 90minsSubstituted forHuntat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 11Ainley
  • 15Hunt
  • 17Anene
  • 19Dale
  • 25Adebisi
  • 27Booth
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
4,679

Match Stats

Home TeamGrimsbyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2.

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

Foul by James Hanson (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Nicky Hunt replaces Charlie Kirk.

Booking

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Grimsby Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Perry Ng following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Charles Vernam replaces Luke Hendrie.

Attempt blocked. Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ethan Robson.

Offside, Crewe Alexandra. Eddie Nolan tries a through ball, but Chuma Anene is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chuma Anene replaces Chris Porter.

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moses Ogbu (Grimsby Town).

Attempt saved. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Perry Ng.

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Perry Ng.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Crewe Alexandra).

James Hanson (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Elliott Hewitt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Ethan Robson replaces Jordan Cook.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Pickering with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Max Wright replaces Elliott Whitehouse.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Luke Waterfall.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Elliott Hewitt.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James McKeown.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Green.

Booking

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra).

Elliott Whitehouse (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Lowery with a cross.

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

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ludvig Öhman (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Paul Green.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Perry Ng.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter7520104617
2Newport743072515
3Crewe750297215
4Swindon7421148614
5Forest Green741265113
6Cheltenham7322127511
7Grimsby7322139411
8Plymouth7322128411
9Macclesfield732296311
10Bradford732285311
11Crawley7322119211
12Mansfield723210829
13Colchester72326609
14Port Vale7232810-29
15Salford7151101008
16Cambridge722367-18
17Leyton Orient7223812-48
18Northampton721478-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe7133812-46
21Walsall713338-56
22Oldham7124510-55
23Stevenage7034410-63
24Scunthorpe7016515-101
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