League Two
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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Crewe Alexandra

Chris Porter's fourth League Two goal of the season secured a 1-1 draw for second-placed Crewe against third-placed Cheltenham.

The away side had to play for the last 20 minutes with 10 men after captain Perry Ng was sent off.

Porter's goal in the first minute of first-half stoppage time cancelled out Gavin Reilly's early strike for Cheltenham.

On-loan Bristol Rovers striker Reilly struck in the ninth minute after Will Jaaskelainen saved Jacob Greaves' header from a Chris Hussey corner and Nicky Hunt's attempted clearance was charged down and flew into the net.

Crewe's leveller was a well-worked move involving Tom Lowery and Harry Pickering, with Porter applying the finishing touch low past Scott Flinders at the near post.

Reilly drew a low parry from Jaaskelainen in the 59th minute before Crewe scrambled the ball to safety.

Luke Varney missed a good chance against his old club in the 61st minute following a ball in from Sean Long, but his effort sailed wide.

Ng was dismissed in the 70th minute for second yellow card and Ryan Broom was denied by Jaaskelainen late on after Alex Addai's cross as Crewe held out for a point and the hosts remain third as a result.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-HayesBooked at 40minsSubstituted forClementsat 78'minutes
  • 3HusseyBooked at 54mins
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 72'minutes
  • 32VarneyBooked at 66minsSubstituted forLloydat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 8Clements
  • 10Campbell
  • 15Boyle
  • 16Addai
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2NgBooked at 70mins
  • 15HuntBooked at 17mins
  • 6Nolan
  • 3Pickering
  • 8JonesBooked at 58mins
  • 4Wintle
  • 16Lowery
  • 7PowellBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDaleat 58'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forAneneat 79'minutes
  • 10KirkSubstituted forLancashireat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Lancashire
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 17Anene
  • 19Dale
  • 20Lundstram
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
3,549

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt saved. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town).

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Luke Varney.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

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

Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra).

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Chris Clements tries a through ball, but Ryan Broom is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Foul by Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra).

Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Attempt blocked. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Long.

Offside, Cheltenham Town. Conor Thomas tries a through ball, but Luke Varney is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jacob Greaves with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chuma Anene replaces Chris Porter.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Chris Clements replaces Jake Doyle-Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Lancashire replaces Charlie Kirk because of an injury.

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Thomas following a corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) for a bad foul.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Nicky Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Reilly (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Booking

Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Wintle.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Long with a headed pass.

Offside, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Porter tries a through ball, but Charlie Kirk is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter116411610622
2Crewe117131813522
3Cheltenham1163220101021
4Forest Green11632115621
5Swindon116231813520
6Newport11551116520
7Grimsby115331913618
8Bradford115331510518
9Colchester11443129316
10Crawley114431816216
11Cambridge114341411315
12Plymouth114341513215
13Northampton114341412215
14Walsall11434811-315
15Port Vale113531417-314
16Carlisle114251318-514
17Macclesfield113441112-113
18Salford112541220-811
19Mansfield112451216-410
20Oldham112451216-410
21Leyton Orient112451521-610
22Morecambe111461121-107
23Scunthorpe111371119-86
24Stevenage11056715-85
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