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Crewe   3 - 0   Darlington

Crewe 3-0 Darlington

Crewe 3-0 Darlington

Three goals in 10 first-half minutes saw Crewe coast to victory.

They had already hit the bar twice before taking the lead in the 24th minute as Clayton Donaldson squared for Calvin Zola to finish at the far post.

Donaldson was denied by Quakers keeper Nick Liversedge but soon centred for Zola, whose scuffed shot was turned in at the back post by Joel Grant.

Zola headed in Ashley Westwood's cross for his second, while Mor Diop drove Darlington's best chance wide of goal.


Crewe boss Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"We played well first half, but I do think that they played badly and were not very good during the first half.

"They played much better second half and we had one or two that were tired, but we started the second half badly.

"I was happy to get the clean sheet as well because I don't think that they really created a good chance."

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Saturday, 23 January 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 3-0 Darlington FT
(HT 3-0)
  • Zola 25
  • Grant 30
  • Zola 34

    Crewe

    • 31 Phillips
    • 02 Brayford
    • 05 O'Donnell
    • 12 Mitchell-King (Worley 23)
    • 19 Westwood
    • 23 Tootle
    • 04 Schumacher
    • 11 Grant (Shelley 81)
    • 28 Walton
    • 08 Donaldson (Miller 60 yellow card)
    • 10 Zola

    Substitutes

    • 13 Legzdins,
    • 20 Shelley,
    • 27 Worley,
    • 30 Martin,
    • 18 Murphy,
    • 14 Moore,
    • 15 Miller

    Darlington

    • 13 Liversedge
    • 02 Arnison yellow card (Madden 46)
    • 04 White
    • 06 Miller
    • 20 Giddings
    • 07 Smith (Gray 46)
    • 11 Dempsey
    • 14 Smith (Deane 46)
    • 28 Waite
    • 19 Purcell
    • 30 Diop

    Substitutes

    • 25 Jones,
    • 05 Foster,
    • 22 Madden,
    • 12 Gray,
    • 24 Mulligan,
    • 15 Main,
    • 29 Deane
    Ref: WoolmerAtt: 3,717
    CREWE
    DARLINGTON

    Possession

    • Crewe 52%
    • Darlington 48%

    Attempts on target

    • Crewe 8
    • Darlington 2

    Attempts off target

    • Crewe 7
    • Darlington 7

    Corners

    • Crewe 9
    • Darlington 6

    Fouls

    • Crewe 6
    • Darlington 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:14 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+0:11 Mor Diop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.
    • 88:55 Josh Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.
    • 88:14 Foul by Patrick Deane on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
    • 87:00 Mor Diop challenges Ashley Westwood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 85:27 Nick Liversedge restarts play with the free kick.
    • 85:27 Booking Shaun Miller goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 84:58 Foul by Shaun Miller on Nick Liversedge, free kick awarded.
    • 82:24 Mor Diop produces a cross, save by Steve Phillips.
    • 81:52 A cross is delivered by Tadgh Purcell, clearance made by Harry Worley.
    • 80:34 Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Danny Shelley coming on for Joel Grant.
    • 80:16 Effort from deep inside the area by Joel Grant misses to the left of the target.
    • 79:49 The ball is sent over by Simon Madden, clearance by Harry Worley.
    • 79:29 Josh Gray decides to take the corner short.
    • 78:26 Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner, Mor Diop manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:44 Josh Gray has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.
    • 77:07 Short corner worked by Ashley Westwood, Alan White manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:30 Mor Diop crosses the ball, clearance by John Brayford.
    • 74:27 Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner, save made by Nick Liversedge.
    • 71:25 Effort from outside the area by Harry Worley goes wide right of the goal.
    • 68:49 The ball is sent over by Simon Madden, save made by Steve Phillips.
    • 68:10 Foul by Calvin Zola on Alan White, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nick Liversedge.
    • 65:49 Handball by Matt Tootle. Nick Liversedge takes the free kick.
    • 64:58 Mor Diop has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 63:02 Ashley Westwood takes a short corner, Alan White manages to make a clearance.
    • 62:37 Tadgh Purcell sends in a cross, clearance by John Brayford.
    • 62:15 A cross is delivered by Gareth Waite, Harry Worley manages to make a clearance.
    • 61:43 John Brayford challenges Josh Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Gary Dempsey, clearance by John Brayford.
    • 60:53 The ball is sent over by Gary Dempsey, clearance made by Matt Tootle.
    • 60:26 Simon Madden sends in a cross.
    • 59:44 Substitution Shaun Miller replaces Clayton Donaldson.
    • 57:57 The ball is crossed by Steven Schumacher, Simon Madden manages to make a clearance.
    • 57:09 Centre by Tadgh Purcell, Simon Walton makes a clearance.
    • 55:44 Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Waite. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dempsey.
    • 55:06 Mor Diop delivers the ball, Harry Worley manages to make a clearance.
    • 53:22 Ashley Westwood produces a cross, Ian Miller makes a clearance.
    • 52:33 Centre by Simon Madden, save by Steve Phillips.
    • 52:25 Stuart Giddings produces a cross, clearance by Daniel O'Donnell.
    • 51:39 Floated corner taken by Josh Gray from the left by-line, Patrick Deane has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 51:17 Patrick Deane delivers the ball, Gary Dempsey takes a shot. Clearance by Daniel O'Donnell.
    • 50:42 Steven Schumacher produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
    • 49:09 Josh Gray sends in a cross, clearance by Daniel O'Donnell.
    • 48:44 Outswinging corner taken by Josh Gray from the left by-line, clearance made by Simon Walton.
    • 48:35 A cross is delivered by Tadgh Purcell, clearance by John Brayford.
    • 47:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Mor Diop. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:25 Effort from outside the penalty box by Josh Gray goes wide left of the target.
    • 45:14 Tadgh Purcell crosses the ball, John Brayford makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Darlington) makes a substitution, with Patrick Deane coming on for Gary Smith.
    • 45:01 Substitution Paul Arnison leaves the field to be replaced by Simon Madden.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Darlington) makes a substitution, with Josh Gray coming on for Jeff Smith.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:13 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+0:33 The ball is delivered by Gary Dempsey, clearance made by Steven Schumacher.
    • 42:06 Calvin Zola delivers the ball, Shot from just outside the box by Clayton Donaldson goes over the bar.
    • 41:43 A cross is delivered by Ashley Westwood, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 41:11 Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Mor Diop makes a clearance.
    • 40:48 Joel Grant takes a shot. Save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 39:21 Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Waite. Jeff Smith crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, John Brayford makes a clearance.
    • 38:16 The ball is sent over by Joel Grant, Shot by Ashley Westwood from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • Correction - 37:05 Steven Schumacher has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Nick Liversedge.
    • 37:05 Steven Schumacher produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 37:05 Booking The referee cautions Paul Arnison for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 36:48 Paul Arnison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant.
    • 36:48 Paul Arnison concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Grant.
    • 36:20 Gareth Waite takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
    • 33:37 Assist by Ashley Westwood.
    • 33:37 GOAL - Calvin ZolaCrewe 3 - 0 Darlington Calvin Zola scores a headed goal from close range. Crewe 3-0 Darlington.
    • 33:32 Ashley Westwood produces a cross,
    • 31:24 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jeff Smith, save by Steve Phillips.
    • 31:02 Tadgh Purcell takes a shot. Clearance made by Harry Worley.
    • 29:49 Assist on the goal came from Calvin Zola.
    • 29:49 GOAL - Joel GrantCrewe 2 - 0 Darlington Joel Grant finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 2-0 Darlington.
    • 29:37 The ball is crossed by Calvin Zola,
    • 25:48 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Nick Liversedge makes a save.
    • 24:58 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jeff Smith from the left by-line, Shot from close in by Alan White misses to the left of the target.
    • 24:15 Assist on the goal came from John Brayford.
    • 24:15 GOAL - Calvin ZolaCrewe 1 - 0 Darlington Calvin Zola finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Darlington.
    • 24:08 John Brayford produces a cross,
    • 23:11 Floated corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Calvin Zola takes a shot. Paul Arnison manages to make a clearance.
    • 22:15 Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
    • 22:15 Substitution Harry Worley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mat Mitchel-King.
    • 22:15 John Brayford fouled by Jeff Smith, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 18:33 Handball decision goes against Clayton Donaldson. Nick Liversedge takes the indirect free kick.
    • 17:07 Foul by Gary Smith on John Brayford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
    • 15:07 Mor Diop fouled by Mat Mitchel-King, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Dempsey.
    • 13:27 Gareth Waite gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
    • 11:14 Floated corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Stuart Giddings.
    • 10:49 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Nick Liversedge.
    • 10:10 Ashley Westwood has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 9:49 Foul by Tadgh Purcell on Daniel O'Donnell, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:22 Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Nick Liversedge makes a save.
    • 8:14 Simon Walton crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Dempsey.
    • 7:02 Shot from outside the area by Gary Dempsey misses to the left of the target.
    • 6:39 Jeff Smith takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Simon Walton.
    • 5:44 The ball is sent over by John Brayford, Gary Smith manages to make a clearance.
    • 4:56 The ball is delivered by Gary Dempsey, clearance by Mat Mitchel-King.
    • 2:57 Gary Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Walton. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
    • 2:25 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot.
    • 1:46 Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner.
    • 1:40 Simon Walton crosses the ball, clearance by Paul Arnison.
    • 0:35 Foul by Jeff Smith on Steve Phillips, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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    As it stood on 23 Jan 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Rochdale 26 33 55
    2 Bournemouth 26 2 46
    3 Bury 26 2 45
    4 Rotherham 23 12 42
    5 Shrewsbury 27 6 42
    6 Aldershot 24 11 40
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    10 Morecambe 25 6 37
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    14 Northampton 26 0 33
    15 Burton Albion 25 -1 33
    16 Bradford 25 -6 30
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    18 Barnet 25 -7 28
    19 Lincoln City 24 -12 28
    20 Hereford 24 -7 26
    21 Torquay 25 -3 25
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