Match Stats

Alex Lose Long Unbeaten Home Record In Cheshire Derby


Second-half goals from substitute Kyle Wootton and Isaac Olaofe saw league leaders Stockport County defeat Crewe Alexandra at the Alexandra Stadium last night.

Manager Lee Bell made 1 change from Saturday’s 4-2 win at Crawley Town as defender Mickey Demetriou replaced the injured Joel Tabiner. Former Alex midfielder Antoni Sarcevic started for the visitors while Alex Academy product Nick Powell was not involved.

The game’s opening chance came in the 19th minute as Jack Powell’s cross was headed wide by Rio Adebisi before Louie Barry would go off for the visitors midway through a first half that saw both sides struggle to create too much.

The second half would see the visitors start well as Harvey Davies would deny Olaofe early on before the visitors took the lead in the 66th minute as a corner was taken short to Odin Bailey with his cross headed in by Wootton from close range. Substitute Elliott Nevitt would head wide from an Adebisi cross from the left moments after coming on before the lead would be doubled a minute from time as Wootton dispossessed Demetriou, playing in Olaofe to finish past Davies.

The next couple of games see the Alex travel to Harrogate Town on Saturday before hosting Derby County in the FA Cup on Sunday 5th November (2:45pm kick-off, live on ITVX).

Final Thoughts:

The 14-game unbeaten home record has gone against a team that stepped up a level or two after the half-time break while the Alex couldn’t find that level in a disappointing performance. We missed a presence in midfield that could get on the ball, especially after Powell went off injured, with Thomas and Colkett not seemingly fit enough to come on to play in the midfield.

Crewe Alexandra
0 – 2
Stockport County

Alexandra Stadium

League 2

24/10/2023 7:45 pm

Attendance: 6634

Referee: Martin Woods

Crewe Alexandra Stockport County
Wootton, Olaofe
Davies Hinchliffe
Offord Southam-Hales
O'Riordan Wright
Demetriou Horsfall
Adebisi Pye
Powell 58 Collar
White 70 Croasdale
Williams 70 Bailey 73
Tracey Sarcevic 88
Baker-Richardson Olaofe
Barry 25


Booth Smith
Cooney 70 Knoyle
Thomas Madden
Colkett Wootton
Holicek 58 Hippolyte
70 Pond
Rowe Richardson

Game Statistics

5 Goal attempts 7
0 On Target 3
6 Corners 4
9 Fouls 12
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

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