UK time is: 20:29:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rotherham 4 - Crewe Alex 2

New York Stadium

Sat 11th Jan 3.00pm

Attendance: 7,737

Crewe twice lose advantage

Crewe Alexandra twice led before eventually succumbing to a 4-2 defeat against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.

Brad Inman earned them a twelfth-minute advantage that was cancelled out by Kieran Agard close to the half-hour. Kelvin Mellor duly restored the visitors' lead sixteen minutes into the second-half but Lee Frecklington soon equalised from the spot.

Harry Davis then saw his penalty saved and Alex Revell headed the home side into the lead for the first time before Frecklington added a late fourth goal.

Agard dragged an early opportunity wide for the hosts before Chuks Aneke released AJ Leitch-Smith in the opposite direction - but he shot straight at goalkeeper Adam Collin.

However, Leitch-Smith broke again two minutes later and after his effort came back off an upright the supporting Inman snapped up the chance to give the visitors the lead.

Revell almost immediately equalised with a firm header against the crossbar, with Davis crowding out Agard as he attempted to profit from the rebound.

Frecklington next hoisted over before the Alex failed to clear on the half-hour and the ball eventually fell for Agard to equalise into the far corner.

Goalscorer Agard then drove straight at Ben Garratt and Revell lifted over as the clearly boosted home side chased another.

Teenage keeper Garratt was once more in action when comfortably saving from Haris Vuckic after the break, until Matt Tootle's determination gained the visitors a 61st minute corner from which full-back partner Mellor restored their lead from close-range.

Aneke screwed another effort wide after former Crewe loan striker Tom Hitchcock had entered the action. And the young Queens Park Rangers forward soon earned his new side a 68th minute penalty following a collision with Mark Ellis - with Frecklington levelling from the spot.

Three minutes later United's on loan defender Miles Addison was cautioned for his challenge on Leitch-Smith but Davis' penalty was this time saved by Collin.

And worse was to follow for the visitors when Revell headed in at the far post from Ben Pringle's 73rd minute cross.

Crewe responded with Aneke threatening on a couple of occasions before Mathias Pogba made a welcome return from the bench for the final ten minutes.

But it was Garratt soon denying Revell at the other end, until in added time Frecklington was released to finally settle another high-scoring encounter between the sides.

Rotherham United: Collin, Bradley (Brindley 90), Tavernier, Frecklington, Addison, Arnason, Agard, Milsom (O'Connor 83), Vuckic (Hitchcock 61), Revell, Pringle

subs (unused): Shearer, Skarz, Walker, Rowe

Goals: Agard (29), Frecklington (pen 68, 90), Revell (74)

Crewe Alexandra: Garratt, Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Tootle, Osman, Grant, Inman, Moore, Aneke, Leitch-Smith (Pogba 81)

subs (unused): Ray, Guthrie, Nolan, Oliver, Evans, Martin

Goals: Inman (12), Mellor (61)

Ref: K. Hill

Att: 7,737

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 11 2014

Time: 11:45PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County
Gillingham 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 1 Oldham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Colchester 42 11 13 18 -11 46
19. Tranmere 42 12 10 20 -22 46
20. Notts County 42 13 4 25 -15 43
21. Carlisle 41 11 10 20 -26 43
22. Crewe 42 11 10 21 -29 43
23. Shrewsbury 42 9 14 19 -14 41
24. Stevenage 42 10 9 23 -22 39

Breaking League News

Leicester lead chase for Sako?
Wolves : 16/04/2014 09:56:00
RUFC - Ref Watch v Wolves
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 09:08:00
RUFC - Webb 'Fantastic Honour' For NYS
Rotherham : 16/04/2014 08:59:00
Ticket Information: Shrewsbury Town v Posh
Peterborough : 16/04/2014 08:38:00
Stephens Would Love a To Return To Swindon.
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:25:00
Kasim Done For The Season
Swindon : 16/04/2014 06:20:00
Tranmere : 15/04/2014 21:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 63%
No 37%