November 24, 2012
Dalle Valle at double for Alex
Lauri Dalla Valle's second-half brace secured a 2-0 win for Crewe and left Crawley without a league success in six games.
Crewe could have been behind straight from the kick-off, but Matt Tootle blocked Michael Jones' goalbound backheel and Gary Alexander drove the loose ball against the post.
The Alex regained their composure and Nicky Adams provided some quality deliveries for the visitors, but Mark Connolly and Alexander failed to find the finishing touches with the goal at their mercy.
Matt Tootle dragged a shot wide from 25 yards for Crewe, Dalla Valle was off target with a rasping volley and Mark Ellis saw a goalbound header clawed away by Paul Jones and Luke Murphy crashed the rebound against the crossbar.
But the home side took control when Dalla Valle headed in Murphy's 50th-minute free-kick. The on-loan striker doubled his account five minutes later when Chuks Aneke's superb through-ball found Moore and the winger centred to give Dalla Valle an easy finish.
Dalla Valle fired over, Murphy shot wide, Abdul Osman headed over and Pogba chipped into the sidenetting as Crewe failed to extend their lead despite dominating the entire second half.
|Crewe Alexandra||Crawley Town|
|13 Alan Martin||1 Paul Jones|
|15 Gregor Robertson||3 Mathew Sadler|
|5 Mark Ellis||5 Kyle McFadzean|
|2 Matt Tootle||4 Mark Connolly|
|3 Harry Davis||19 Nathan Byrne|
|19 Abdul Osman||7 Billy Clarke|
|8 Luke Murphy||16 Nicky Adams|
|26 Chuks Aneke||21 Mike Jones|
|11 Byron Moore||11 Josh Simpson|
|30 Lauri Dalla Valle||6 Hope Akpan|
|9 Mathias Pogba||9 Gary Alexander|
|1 Steve Phillips||Michel Kuipers 25|
|6 Adam Dugdale||David Hunt 13|
|12 Oliver Turton||Joe Walsh 12|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Dannie Bulman 15|
|31 Bradden Inman||Sergio Torres 8|
|7 Max Clayton||Conor Clifford 10|
|27 Ryan Colclough||Nicholas Ajose 14|
|Joe Walsh for Kyle McFadzean (39)|
|Nicholas Ajose for Nathan Byrne (67)|
|Conor Clifford for Mike Jones (84)|
|Billy Clarke (88)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Crawley Town|