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Crewe 3-1 Cheltenham

Nicky Maynard's hat-trick fired Crewe to within touching distance of safety, beating Cheltenham 3-1.

Maynard opened the scoring curling the ball past Shane Higgs into the top corner from Kenny Lunt's cross.

Steven Gillespie levelled matters in the 66th minute lobbing the ball over Ben Williams and into the net.

Two minutes later Maynard sidefooted home from eight yards and he got the final touch to Julien Baudet's header to claim his hat-trick.

Crewe: Williams, Abbey, McCready, Baudet, Boyle, Schumacher, Lunt, Roberts (Carrington 90), Pope, Maynard (Steve Jones 90), Anyinsah (Morgan 68).
Subs Not Used: fon Williams, O'Donnell.

Cheltenham: Higgs, Jeremy Gill, Duff, Keogh, Wright, Vincent (Lindegaard 69), Armstrong (Connolly 77), Bird, Scott Brown (D Agostino 88), Connor, Gillespie.
Subs Not Used: Scott P Brown, Gallinagh.

Booked: Wright.

Goals: Gillespie 62.

Att: 5,279

Ref: Andy D'Urso (Essex).

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