Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Alex keep it clean

Carlisle
0 - 0
Crewe Alexandra

Brunton Park

Tue 18th Sep 7.45pm

Attendance: 3,519

Referee:

A third clean-sheet in four games for Crewe Alexandra saw them collect another valuable point in a 0-0 draw with Carlisle United at Brunton Park.

Weekend goalscorer AJ Leitch-Smith went the closest for the visitors when hitting the crossbar with a shot-on-the-turn while latest signing Joe Garner did likewise at the other end.

Matt Tootle was given a first start this season for the Alex in place of on loan suspended Arsenal youngster Chuks Ameka.

Max Clayton struck wide early on from a Tootle pass and Abdul Osman then headed over from a corner before Byron Moore was only inches off-target from another Tootle delivery.

The Cumbrians' response witnessed Frank Simek narrowly wide before Alex goalkeeper Alan Martin reacted superbly to a 25-yard volley from Bradley Potts.

Carlisle made a change at the break and introduced former striker Garner after rejoining the club on loan from Watford earlier in the day.

But it was veteran Danny Cadamarteri soon drilling straight at Martin after Clayton had already knocked an effort harmlessly wide for the visitors.

Potts had been the instigator of that earlier home attack and was soon at it again when slicing wide from a good break by Jon-Paul McGovern, while Cadamarteri then forced Martin into another low save.

Crewe went close to breaking the deadlock midway through the second-half when Leitch-Smith found the underside of the crossbar, although substitute Garner immediately diverted a cross onto the woodwork inside the opposite area.

Those were the nearest that either side came to finding a winner and the visitors would probably emerge the happier following another solid display at the back.

Carlisle United: Gillespie, Simek, Robson, Livesey, Murphy, McGovern (Symington 76), Thirlwell, Potts, Chantler, Cadamarteri, Jervis (Garner 46)

subs (unused): Collin, Edwards, Welsh, Symington, Madden, Beck

Crewe Alexandra: Martin, Tootle (Turton 75), Davis, Ellis, Robertson, Murphy, Mellor, Osman, Clayton, Leitch-Smith, Moore

subs (unused): Garratt, Dugdale, Guthrie, Ray, Daniels, Colclough

Ref: Haines

Att: 3,519

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Time: 10:41PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Coyne
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By: Vital Crewe
Yes40%
No60%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.xylo1