Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Crewe surrender their advantage

Crewe Alexandra
1 - 2
Stevenage

Gresty Road

Sat 5th Jan 3pm

Attendance: 4,262

Referee:

Crewe Alexandra allowed visitors Stevenage to come from behind with two early second-half goals earning them a 2-1 victory at Gresty Road.

The Alex went ahead just beyond the half-hour when the recalled Chuks Aneke took advantage of some decent approach work from Mathias Pogba.

But Lucas Akins and Marcus Haber both replied during a six-minute spell shortly after the break to eventually give the visitors maximum points.

Home goalkeeper Steve Phillips had earlier recovered from a slight knock and midfielder Aneke returned at the expense of fellow loanee Brad Inman, who instead switched to the bench.

However, Boro's Greg Tansey tried an acrobatic early attempt for the visitors while Haber nearly took advantage of a loose Mark Ellis back-pass until Phillips rescued the situation.

The action continued to be scrappy with few clear opportunities until the hosts forged ahead on 32 minutes when Aneke despatched a low finish from Pogba's cross for his fifth goal of the campaign.

Skipper Luke Murphy saw another effort blocked and Boro keeper Steve Arnold was required to turn over following a deflection off his own player, while Harry Davis glanced a header wide after Tansey had already curled a free-kick over at the other end.

Stevenage came out with increased purpose for the second-half and Akins tried an early drive before equalising from Anthony Grant's assist ten minutes after the break.

Five minutes later Haber swept past Davis and drove beyond Phillips to allow the visitors the lead. And they continued to appear the more dangerous side with Tansey twice over the target while James Dunne, Haber and Akins could have similarly added to their advantage.

Late Crewe substitute Ryan Colclough headed wide from a free-kick but it couldn't prevent a first home defeat in five league games for his colleagues.

Crewe Alexandra: Phillips, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Tootle, Murphy, Osman, Aneke (Inman 75), Moore, Pogba (Colclough 90), Dalla Valle (M. Clayton 75)

subs (unused): Martin, Dugdale, Robertson, Leitch-Smith

Goals: Aneke (32)

Stevenage: Arnold, Gray (Ngala 77), Charles, Roberts, Comminges, Tansey, Grant, Dunne, Morais (Beleck 61), Haber (Freeman 90), Akins

subs (unused): Day, Hills, Shroot, Hoskins

Goals: Akins (55), Haber (60)

Ref: Deadman

Att: 4,262

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:Saturday January 5 2013
Time: 6:35PM

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
Yes39%
No61%

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