Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Alex draw consolation from another point

Crewe Alexandra
1 - 1
L. Orient

Gresty Road

Sat 22nd Sep 3pm

Attendance: 5,183

Referee:

Crewe Alexandra failed to build upon another rapid start after converted midfielder Matt Tootle gave them a second-minute lead against Leyton Orient, who equalised through former Queens Park Rangers schemer Martin Rowlands before Anthony Griffith was sent-off deep into added time.

The Alex were earlier forced into a late change when Byron Moore was ruled out for personal reasons and replaced by Brendon Daniels. And the full debutant immediately supplied Tootle to blast into the top corner for only his second goal for the club after just 64 seconds.

Goalscorer soon turned provider as Max Clayton was denied by goalkeeper Ryan Allsop while on loan Ryan Brunt headed over in reply. Mark Ellis must then have thought he'd doubled the advantage when heading wide from AJ Leitch-Smith.

But it was the visitors who drew level when Rowlands volleyed in from around 25-yards after a Dean Cox delivery wasn't properly cleared.

Crewe still ended the opening half pressing forward and after Daniels had an unsuccessful penalty appeal, Leitch-Smith struck an upright from distance before also being denied by a raised flag.

The hosts lost midfielder Abdul Osman into the second-half after a heavy challenge and their visitors were coming more into proceedings. Winger Jimmy Smith shot dangerously over the bar before Alan Martin produced a fine stop to keep out Kevin Lisbie.

Back at the opposite end Tootle and debutant substitute Ryan Colclough both went close before Griffith was dismissed for a second bookable offence following a challenge on Luke Murphy. Ellis and Colclough were then denied in stoppage time as the hosts were forced to settle for a fourth consecutive draw.

Crewe Alexandra: Martin, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Robertson, Tootle, Murphy, Osman (Turton 56), Daniels (Colclough 77), M. Clayton, Leitch-Smith

subs (unused): Garratt, Guthrie, Ray, H. Clayton

Goals: Tootle (2)

Leyton Orient: Allsopp, Sawyer, Chorley, Clarke, McSweeney, Cox, Griffith, Cook (Odubajo 83), Rowlands (Smith 46), Lisbie, Brunt (Symes 65)

subs (unused): Grainger, Baudry, Laird, Mooney

Goals: Rowlands (19)

Ref: Salisbury

Att: 5,183

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate


Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Saturday September 22 2012
Time: 6:33PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many signings do we need to make? As of May's retained list
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
0-28%
3-558%
6-817%
9-120%
13+17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm2
Write for Vital Football