Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Crewe fall to another early strike

Yeovil Town
1 - 0
Crewe Alex

Huish Park

Sat 20th Apr 3pm

Attendance: 5,293

Referee:

Crewe Alexandra lost for the fourth successive game courtesy of a first-minute Joe Edwards goal at promotion hopefuls Yeovil Town. Edwards struck from the edge of the box following James Hayter's lay-off to maintain the visitors' disappointing record since Wembley.

But home goalkeeper Marek Stech later had to keep out decent efforts from Max Clayton, Chuks Aneke and substitute Ryan Colclough as their side pressed for an equaliser.

The Glovers were forced to contend with losing both Byron Webster and Nathan Ralph to injury during the opening half-hour - but their opponents made another slow start as Edwards went past Mark Ellis and found the bottom corner with barely a minute showing on the clock.

The visitors' response was good, however, with Stech helping over an acrobatic effort from Kelvin Mellor before Brad Inman stabbed wide on the end of a fine solo break. Yeovil's Paddy Madden and Hayter were then both wayward while Max Clayton and Matt Tootle called Stech into further action at the other end.

But it was the hosts appearing the more likely as the interval approached with Madden flashing another effort behind and Hayter continuing to appear dangerous, while Clayton dragged wide in reply from the edge of the area.

And opportunities continued to be created at both ends following the break with leading scorer Madden heading at Phillips and Inman having a shot charged down by way of a response.

Home keeper Stech once again came to the rescue as Chuks Aneke went close just ahead of his withdrawal before Alex substitute Nathan Ellington later struck wide from a decent run.

Gavin Williams next provided danger from a free-kick deflected behind for the home side before delivering for Luke Ayling to have a header cleared off the line by the covering Tootle.

Crewe defender Ellis then headed over from a set-piece and Colclough forced another fine save from Czech keeper Stech during added time as the visitors continued to be denied.

Yeovil Town: Stech, Ayling, Webster (Young 20), Maksimenko, Ralph (Balanta 26), Edwards, Upson, Foley, Dawson, Hayter, Madden

subs (unused): Stewart, Hinds, Williams

Goals: Edwards (1)

Crewe Alexandra: Phillips, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Tootle, Osman, Aneke (Colclough 63), Inman, M. Clayton (Turton 86), Leitch-Smith (Ellington 65), Moore

subs (unused): Martin, Ray, Stewart, West

Ref: Malone

Att: 5,293

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate


Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Saturday April 20 2013
Time: 10:21PM

Best of Vital Network

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
Yes38%
No62%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truealex1