Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Alex make their mark late

Oldham
1 - 2
Crewe Alexandra

Boundary Park

Sat 29th Dec 3pm

Attendance: 3,451

Referee:

Mark Ellis scored a late winner as Crewe Alexandra extracted suitable revenge for their defeat earlier in the campaign with a 2-1 victory at Oldham Athletic.

Mathias Pogba gave them the lead with his eleventh goal of the season around the hour-mark but Dan Taylor equalised following a slip by Ellis with only eight minutes remaining.

However, Ellis headed in an inviting cross from substitute Byron Moore just a couple of minutes later to earn his side maximum points.

Crewe could have actually taken an early lead when Pogba headed a great chance wide before Youssouf M'Changama twice fired over in reply and both Dean Furman and Reece Wabara were denied by goalkeeper Steve Phillips.

Matt Smith also headed wide for the hosts and then failed to convert a Jose Baxter cross when he should really have given them an interval advantage. On loan Brad Inman soon missed at the other end as the opening half remained scoreless.

Alex keeper Phillips was twice called upon by Dean Furman after the break but it was the visitors going ahead on 61 minutes as Pogba's deflected shot from distance proved too much for Australian keeper Dean Bouzanis.

Oldham striker Smith soon had a header ruled out for holding and then used his sizeable frame to nod over another opportunity at the far post.

But an equaliser still came following a costly slip by Ellis with eight minutes remaining - and substitute Taylor took full advantage by driving his finish across keeper Phillips.

Within two minutes the Alex were back in front when their own substitute Moore provided an excellent cross to the far post and Ellis made immediate amends by heading his fifth goal of the season.

Oldham Athletic: Bouzanis, Brown (Taylor 65), Grounds, Byrne, Wabara, Wesolowski, Croft (Millar 79), Furman, M'changama (Montano 62), Smith, Baxter

subs (unused): Jacob, Winchester, Hughes, Mellor

Goals: Taylor (82)

Crewe Alexandra: Phillips, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Dugdale, Tootle, Murphy, Osman, Inman (Moore 74), Pogba (Robertson 90), Dalla Valle (Leitch-Smith 62)

subs (unused): Garratt, Ray, Aneke, M. Clayton

Goals: Pogba (61), Ellis (84)

Ref: Harrington

Att: 3,451

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate


Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Sunday December 30 2012
Time: 1:02AM

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
0-27%
3-561%
6-816%
9-120%
13+16%

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