Goals from Shilow Tracey, a Dion Conroy own goal, Courtney Baker-Richardson and substitute Elliott Nevitt saw Crewe Alexandra defeat Crawley Town at the Broadfield Stadium yesterday
Manager Lee Bell, in his 50th game as Alex manager, made 2 changes from last Saturday’s 2-0 home win against Tranmere Rovers as defenders Connor O’Riordan and Zac Williams came in for Ryan Cooney and Mickey Demetriou, who both dropped down to the bench where Matus Holicek joined them following his international appearance for Slovakia.
The game’s opening chance came in the 3rd minute as Jack Powell’s cross was headed by Rio Adebisi, which Codey Addai saved well before the opening goal saw the hosts lead after 15 minutes as Lolos curled the ball into the bottom corner. The lead wouldn’t last for too long after 20 minutes, Joe White would play Tracey in behind with the wide-man finishing into the near bottom corner before Ronan Darcy gave the hosts the lead 8 minutes later as his long-range shot went in off both posts.
The Alex would pull level 11 minutes after the break as Adebisi’s cross was turned into his own net by stand-in captain Conroy from 6 yards out before taking the lead with 15 minutes to play as Baker-Richardson would score from Zac Williams’ first-time cross with the fourth seeing Luke Offord, making his 150th appearance, playing a long ball with Nevitt’s first touch allowing him to round Addai to score into an empty net.
The next couple of games sees the Alex host Stockport County on Tuesday before travelling to Harrogate Town next Saturday.
It was another game that saw the Alex come from behind and another where there were multiple scorers for the side. Both the second and third goals came from the full-backs getting forward and providing low crosses that the forward players could get on the end of (which would have happened with the second if Conroy hadn’t turned the ball past his own keeper).
21/10/2023 3:00 pm
Referee: Sam Purkiss
|Crawley Town||Crewe Alexandra|
|Lolos, Darcy||Tracey, Adebisi, Baker-Richardson, Nevitt|