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Williams Goal Sees Alex Back To Winning Ways


Zac Williams’ first-half header saw Crewe Alexandra return to winning ways at Wetherby Road against Harrogate Town yesterday.

Manager Lee Bell made 2 changes from Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat against Stockport County as Joel Tabiner and Elliott Nevitt replaced the injured Jack Powell and Courtney Baker-Richardson, the latter dropping down to the bench. Former Alex defenders Rod McDonald and Kayne Ramsay started for the hosts.

The game’s opening chance came in the 6th minute as George Thomson would have a shot deflected behind for a corner before Harvey Davies made a great save to deny Matty Daly 10 minutes later. The first Alex chance saw Chris Long have a shot saved by Mark Oxley on 21 minutes before the Scouse forward would shoot wide a few minutes later.

The goal came in the 32nd minute as a Mickey Demetriou long throw was allowed to get to the back post where Williams would head in at the back post from 6 yards out. Connor O’Riordan would have an effort that few over just before the hour-mark with substitute Baker-Richardson shooting straight at substitute keeper Lewis Thomas, the young keeper making his league debut.

The next couple of games see the Alex host Derby County in the FA Cup next Sunday (2:45 pm kick-off, live on ITVX) before hosting Notts County the following Saturday.

Final Thoughts:

It was good to get back to winning ways after the defeat in midweek (continuing on the streak of winning each league game following a league defeat this season), getting our first back-to-back away wins in the league since April 2021.

Harrogate Town
0 – 1
Crewe Alexandra

Wetherby Road

League 2

28/10/2023 3:00 pm

Attendance: 2244

Referee: Declan Bourne

Harrogate Town Crewe Alexandra
Oxley 50 Davies
Ramsay Offord
O'Connor O'Riordan
Foulds Adebisi
Thomson Tabiner 73
Falkingham 66 White
M. Daly Williams 46
Odoh Nevitt 88
Armstrong Long 39


Thomas 50 Booth
Cornelius Cooney 46
Daly Thomas 73
66 Baker-Richardson 88
Muldoon Colkett
Sivi Holicek
Horbury Rowe 39

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 15
3 On Target 4
6 Corners 6
13 Fouls 11
3 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
44 % 56

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