• FT

    Coventry

    0

    Crewe

    3

  • FT

    L Orient

    0

    Southend

    1

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY

Ricoh Arena, England

Referee: G Salisbury | Attendance: 31054

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0 - 3

FT

Crewe Alexandra

  • Bradden Inman 52'
  • Bradden Inman 78'
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith 85'

Crewe stun Sky Blues

Crewe have one foot in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final after beating Coventry 3-0 at a packed Ricoh Arena in the northern final first leg.

Playing in front of 31,054 - a record for the competition outside the overall final - City had the better of the first half but could not find a way past an in-form Steve Phillips.

The Crewe keeper thwarted Stephen Elliott on three occasions, while the visitors snatched a 52nd-minute lead.

Bradden Inman led a swift counter attack forward and applied a devastating finish with his left foot after a square ball from Byron Moore.

Phillips was called upon again to prevent a deflected clearance finding the net before Carl Baker smashed the foot of his near post.

Inman then struck again, producing a magnificent solo run before firing low into the net from 18 yards, 12 minutes from time.

Ajay Leitch-Smith added a well-finished third with just six minutes left to make Crewe hot favourites for a trip to Wembley.

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Scoring Summary

  • Coventry City
  • Crewe Alexandra
 

Match Stats

  • Coventry City
  • Crewe Alexandra
25(13) Shots (on goal) 4(1)
9 Fouls 5
15 Corner kicks 3
2 Offsides 4
57% Time of Possession 43%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 11

Teams

  • Coventry City
  • Crewe Alexandra
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