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Alex through following another comeback

Crewe Alexandra
4 - 1
Wycombe

Gresty Road

Sat 3rd Nov 3pm

Attendance: 2,417

Referee:

Crewe Alexandra are through to the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in four years following a comfortable 4-1 victory against struggling League Two outfit Wycombe Wanderers.

Matt Spring actually handed the visitors a shock lead quickly cancelled out by Mathias Pogba before further goals from Mark Ellis, Chuks Aneke and Luke Murphy eventually saw the hosts well in charge. Harry Davis also had a penalty saved by goalkeeper Jordan Archer.

Home striker Pogba forced an early stop from Archer before the visitors suffered a real blow when losing skipper Gary Doherty through injury. Matt Tootle soon drilled wide but it was the still the Chairboys taking a surprise lead on thirteen minutes when goalkeeper Alan Martin failed to gather Spring's 25-yard shot.

However, the Alex were back level just six minutes later as Pogba turned in his fifth goal of the season after Byron Moore had linked up with Aneke.

Goalkeeper Archer then denied both Michael West and Pogba while Aneke was also wide. In reply, Martin blocked from Bruno Andrade before goalscorer Spring and ex-Alex striker Joel Grant each missed the target.

Crewe then forged ahead five minutes before the break when Ellis converted from close-range after his initial header had been kept out. The visitors were down to ten-men at the time with Antony Stewart receiving treatment.

The Alex soon attacked at the start of the second-half with Moore being denied by Archer and Murphy drilling over from distance. Aneke was the next thwarted by the keeper before Pogba was taken down by Dave Winfield but Davis' penalty was saved by Archer.

However, Aneke proceeded to find the top corner from marginally outside the area following good work between Moore and Tootle to increase the lead just past the hour.

Both Moore and Tootle soon threatened to add to it before combining well for skipper Murphy to claim a fourth goal on 77 minutes with a fine 25-yard finish.

The Alex continued to search for more reward as the tie moved towards its conclusion with Pogba and Kelvin Mellor each missing further late opportunities.

Crewe Alexandra: Martin, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Tootle, Murphy, Osman (Turton 72), West (Daniels 66), Aneke (Robertson 82), Pogba, Moore

subs (unused): Phillips, Dugdale, Guthrie, Ray

Goals: Pogba (19), Ellis (40), Aneke (62), Murphy (77)

Wycombe Wanderers: Archer, Winfield, Dunne, Stewart (Hause 41), Doherty (Logan 9), Spring, Wood, Andrade, Grant, Scowen, Morias (Kewley-Graham 58)

subs (unused): Harrison, Ainsworth, Oli, Taylor

Goals: Spring (13)

Ref: Madley

Att: 2,417

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