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Crewe   1 - 2   Morecambe

Crewe 1-2 Morecambe

Crewe 1-2 Morecambe

Morecambe held off a late Crewe rally to secure their first away win of the season and push the hosts ever closer to the League Two relegation zone.

Jim Bentley opened the scoring with a far post header after Crewe keeper Steve Phillips had fumbled a corner.

And Phil Jevons doubled the visitors' lead in fine style before the break, turning and firing into the corner.

Joel Grant and Byron Moore forced good saves before Steven Schumacher's header made it 2-1, but Morecambe held firm.


Crewe Alexandra caretaker manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"Obviously conceding at corners is a major problem, so what we've got to try and find someone who can head the ball out of our box.

"The game was winnable and I thought we played some good stuff in the second half without ever really having that cutting edge.

"We haven't really got great goal scorers in the squad, there isn't really anybody out there with a great record of scoring goals".


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Saturday, 14 November 2009

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 1-2 Morecambe FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Schumacher 77
  • Bentley 7
  • Jevons 37

Crewe

  • 31 Phillips
  • 02 Brayford (Schumacher 56)
  • 05 O'Donnell
  • 12 Mitchell-King
  • 19 Westwood
  • 20 Shelley (Murphy 61)
  • 11 Grant
  • 16 Bailey
  • 28 Walton
  • 10 Zola (Donaldson 79)
  • 14 Moore

Substitutes

  • 13 Legzdins,
  • 06 Ada,
  • 23 Tootle,
  • 26 Davis,
  • 04 Schumacher,
  • 18 Murphy,
  • 08 Donaldson

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 04 Artell
  • 05 Bentley (Haining 20)
  • 19 Wilson
  • 22 Parrish
  • 06 Stanley
  • 07 Twiss
  • 13 Craney
  • 08 Hunter yellow card
  • 10 Jevons
  • 21 Mullin (Wainwright 71)

Substitutes

  • 12 Davies,
  • 02 Moss,
  • 23 McStay,
  • 28 Haining,
  • 11 Wainwright,
  • 18 Duffy,
  • 09 Curtis
Ref: EltringhamAtt: 4,113
CREWE
MORECAMBE

Possession

  • Crewe 45%
  • Morecambe 55%

Attempts on target

  • Crewe 8
  • Morecambe 7

Attempts off target

  • Crewe 9
  • Morecambe 2

Corners

  • Crewe 7
  • Morecambe 5

Fouls

  • Crewe 7
  • Morecambe 11
  • Final Result
  • 94:09 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:49 Short corner taken by Byron Moore from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+0:30 Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood.
  • 89:10 Michael Twiss takes a shot. Daniel O'Donnell gets a block in. Craig Stanley takes a short corner.
  • 88:11 The official flags Michael Twiss offside. Direct free kick taken by Daniel O'Donnell.
  • 84:53 James Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:53 Booking Garry Hunter booked.
  • 84:46 Garry Hunter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant.
  • 84:31 Phil Jevons takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
  • 83:13 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.
  • 82:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons by James Bailey. Free kick taken by Ian Craney.
  • 79:16 Short corner taken by Craig Stanley.
  • 78:23 Substitution Calvin Zola goes off and Clayton Donaldson comes on.
  • 76:54 Assist on the goal came from Ashley Westwood.
  • 76:54 GOAL - Steven SchumacherCrewe 1 - 2 Morecambe Steven Schumacher finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Crewe 1-2 Morecambe.
  • 74:53 Long distance shot from Ashley Westwood misses to the left of the net.
  • 74:11 Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Ian Craney. Direct free kick taken by Craig Stanley.
  • 72:02 The offside flag is raised against Joel Grant. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
  • 70:46 Substitution Paul Mullin leaves the field to be replaced by Neil Wainwright.
  • 68:17 Michael Twiss takes a shot from long range and hits the upright. Effort on goal by Luke Murphy from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 66:47 Joel Grant has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 63:20 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Calvin Zola produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
  • 61:59 Joel Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Calvin Zola. The referee blows for offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.
  • 60:42 Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Luke Murphy coming on for Danny Shelley.
  • 59:51 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Mat Mitchel-King misses to the left of the target.
  • 58:27 Ian Craney concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Walton. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
  • 55:11 Substitution Steven Schumacher is brought on as a substitute for John Brayford.
  • 53:22 Foul by Craig Stanley on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Simon Walton takes the direct free kick.
  • 51:57 Ian Craney takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
  • 51:12 Byron Moore takes a shot. Garry Hunter gets a block in.
  • 50:38 Calvin Zola takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.
  • Correction - 49:29 Joel Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Twiss. Andy Parrish takes the free kick.
  • 49:29 Foul by Joel Grant on Michael Twiss, free kick awarded. Andy Parrish takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:02 Foul by Craig Stanley on James Bailey, free kick awarded. Mat Mitchel-King takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:37 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+1:37 Joel Grant takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche. Ashley Westwood takes the outswinging corner, Calvin Zola produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
  • 44:44 Byron Moore takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.
  • 41:30 Calvin Zola fouled by Craig Stanley, the ref awards a free kick. James Bailey takes the free kick.
  • 39:39 Ian Craney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Walton. Free kick taken by Daniel O'Donnell.
  • 36:04 Assist by Craig Stanley.
  • 36:04 GOAL - Phil JevonsCrewe 0 - 2 Morecambe Goal scored by Phil Jevons from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Morecambe.
  • 34:22 Unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Ian Craney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Bailey.
  • 33:03 Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood.
  • 32:18 James Bailey takes a shot. Save made by Barry Roche.
  • 29:16 Byron Moore challenges David Artell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Will Haining.
  • 28:03 Byron Moore fouled by Will Haining, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Ashley Westwood.
  • 24:22 Will Haining challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:57 Unfair challenge on Craig Stanley by Simon Walton results in a free kick. Will Haining restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:32 The offside flag is raised against Byron Moore. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.
  • 19:07 Substitution Will Haining is brought on as a substitute for Jim Bentley.
  • 18:00 Ashley Westwood takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Mullin.
  • 14:51 Effort from the edge of the box by John Brayford goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 14:10 The referee blows for offside. Daniel O'Donnell takes the free kick.
  • 11:32 Michael Twiss fouled by Byron Moore, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Stanley restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:09 Calvin Zola is ruled offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.
  • 10:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Laurence Wilson on James Bailey. Free kick taken by James Bailey.
  • 10:07 Byron Moore is caught offside. Barry Roche takes the indirect free kick.
  • 9:30 Michael Twiss takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Jim Bentley goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 8:37 Craig Stanley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Artell takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.
  • 8:18 Phil Jevons takes a shot. Daniel O'Donnell gets a block in.
  • 7:45 Danny Shelley challenges Craig Stanley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Roche takes the free kick.
  • 7:22 Paul Mullin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel O'Donnell. Daniel O'Donnell takes the free kick.
  • 6:15 Assist on the goal came from Michael Twiss.
  • 6:15 GOAL - Jim BentleyCrewe 0 - 1 Morecambe Jim Bentley grabs a headed goal from close range. Crewe 0-1 Morecambe.
  • 5:52 Inswinging corner taken by Michael Twiss,
  • 0:43 James Bailey has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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League Two results

14 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Accrington 0-1 Dag & Red R
Aldershot 0-0 Macclesfield R
Barnet 0-0 Hereford R
Bradford 1-1 Bournemouth R
Bury 3-3 Notts County R
Crewe 1-2 Morecambe R
Darlington 1-0 Burton Albion R
Lincoln City 1-1 Cheltenham R
Northampton 0-0 Grimsby R
Port Vale 1-2 Rotherham R
Rochdale 2-3 Chesterfield R
Shrewsbury 1-1 Torquay R

League Two table snapshot

As it stood on 14 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Dag & Red 16 12 32
2 Bournemouth 16 7 32
3 Rochdale 16 13 29
4 Rotherham 16 8 29
5 Chesterfield 16 4 29
6 Notts County 16 19 27
7 Shrewsbury 16 6 26
8 Barnet 16 6 25
9 Bury 16 -1 25
10 Aldershot 16 6 23
11 Burton Albion 16 0 22
12 Bradford 16 -1 22
13 Port Vale 16 1 20
14 Accrington 16 -2 20
15 Northampton 16 -2 19
16 Hereford 16 -3 19
17 Macclesfield 16 -6 19
18 Crewe 16 -1 18
19 Morecambe 16 -6 18
20 Lincoln City 16 -10 17
21 Cheltenham 16 -11 16
22 Torquay 16 -5 15
23 Grimsby 16 -16 12
24 Darlington 16 -18 8