Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Rivals in stalemate

Crewe Alexandra
0 - 0
Port Vale

Gresty Road

Sat 8th Aug 3.00pm

Attendance: 6,751

Referee:

Local rivals Crewe Alexandra and Port Vale shared a scoreless draw on the opening day of the season.

Home goalkeeper Ben Garratt was largely responsible for that with a number of fine saves.

Former Alex winger Byron Moore struck over for the visitors while Louis Dodds finished weakly at Garratt.

Newcomer Ben Nugent then covered the threat of ex-Crewe loan striker Uche Ikpeazu, and Remie Streete headed a corner wide before Lauri Dalla Valle and Brad Inman were crowded out at the other end.

Near to the break, Garratt blocked well with his legs from Dodds and also kept out Sam Foley, with George Ray's headed reply only finding keeper Jak Alnwick.

Vale's Ikpeazu had an effort ruled out into the second-half before home substitute Ryan Colclough was twice wide of the mark.

However, Garratt was in action again to thwart Ikpeazu and then got behind substitute Enoch Andoh's late volley before Moore threatened injury-time success.

Crewe Alexandra: Garratt, Turton, Ray, Nugent, Guthrie, Bingham, Fox, King (Atkinson 86), Haber (Cooper 70), Dalla Valle, Inman (Colclough 56)

subs (unused): Richards, Saunders, Baillie, Wintle

Port Vale: Alnwick, Purkiss, Streete, Duffy, Dickinson, Moore, Grant, Dodds, Foley (Brown 73), Ikpeazu (Leitch-Smith 81), Kelly (Andoh 71)

subs (unused): Birchall, Johnson, Daniel, Inniss

Ref: D. Whitestone

Att: 6,751

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate


Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Saturday August 8 2015
Time: 10:52PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Man of the Match - Morecambe (A)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Richards0%
Nolan0%
Walker0%
Stubbs0%
Bakayago0%
Ng100%
Pickering0%
Cooper0%
Dagnall0%
Bowery0%
Porter0%
Sub - Ainley0%
Sub - Reilly0%
Sub - Grant0%
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)

Write for Vital Football