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The referee brings the game to a close.
The ball is swung over by Clayton Donaldson, Nick Powell has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Clayton Donaldson, save by Cameron Belford.
Clayton Donaldson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Carlton on Mat Mitchel-King. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.
Ryan Lowe takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
Clayton Donaldson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tom Lees.
Luke Murphy has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand post.
Byron Moore comes on in place of Shaun Miller.
David Worrall takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Luke Murphy delivers the ball, save made by Cameron Belford.
Andy Bishop goes off and Danny Carlton comes on.
Ashley Westwood delivers the ball, Joe Skarz manages to make a clearance.
David Worrall sends in a cross, Andy Bishop takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.
Luke Murphy sends in a cross, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance. Luke Murphy delivers a pass corner to centre, save made by Cameron Belford.
Mike Jones leaves the field to be replaced by David Worrall.
Corner taken short by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Tom Lees.
Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Damien Mozika results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Andy Bishop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Ashley Westwood takes a short corner, clearance by Ryan Lowe.
Nick Powell fouled by Joe Skarz, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken by Clayton Donaldson saved by Cameron Belford. Crewe 3-0 Bury.
Luke Murphy scores a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 3-0 Bury.Assist by Shaun Miller.
Nick Powell has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.
Andy Haworth leaves the field to be replaced by Damien Mozika. (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Nick Powell coming on for Calvin Zola. (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Mat Mitchel-King coming on for Matt Tootle.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Steven Schumacher. David Artell restarts play with the free kick. Red card for Steven Schumacher.
Mike Jones produces a cross, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Andy Bishop, save made by Rhys Taylor.
Peter Sweeney produces a cross, clearance by David Artell.
Phil Picken has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Shaun Miller takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Luke Murphy, save by Cameron Belford.
The offside flag is raised against Clayton Donaldson. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.
Handball by Calvin Zola. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.
Calvin Zola fouled by Ryan Lowe, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees by Calvin Zola. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
Peter Sweeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood. Free kick taken by David Artell.
The ball is sent over by Lee Bell, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Andy Bishop concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. Rhys Taylor takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Luke Murphy, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Shaun Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Peter Sweeney restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Bishop is ruled offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Foul by Phil Picken on Clayton Donaldson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Bell. Phil Picken is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
David Artell challenges Andy Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Haworth.
Foul by Steven Schumacher on Calvin Zola, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matt Tootle. The referee books Steven Schumacher for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Peter Sweeney. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Westwood, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.
Ryan Lowe produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Steven Schumacher, Ryan Lowe has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Shot from outside the box by Andy Haworth misses to the left of the target.
Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Peter Sweeney restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Shaun Miller. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.
Centre by Ryan Lowe, Danny Blanchett makes a clearance.
Short corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, David Artell grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Crewe 2-0 Bury.Assist by Ashley Westwood.
Lee Bell crosses the ball, Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.
Joe Skarz sends in a cross, clearance by David Artell.
Lee Bell has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, Shaun Miller takes a shot. Cameron Belford gets a block in. Short corner worked by Ashley Westwood, Cameron Belford makes a save.
Short corner worked by Ashley Westwood.
Peter Sweeney has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Calvin Zola takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Andy Haworth by Matt Tootle results in a free kick. Joe Skarz restarts play with the free kick.
Shaun Miller gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Bury.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Andy Bishop. Direct free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The match gets underway.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Tootle in line for comeback
Crewe defender Matt Tootle could make a surprise return when Dario Gradi`s side welcome Bury to Gresty Road.
The right-back suffered a hamstring injury in the Carling Cup defeat to Ipswich last month but has made a swift return to training to put himself in contention.
Rhys Taylor will continue after Gradi agreed a deal to extend the goalkeeper`s loan deal from Chelsea until the end of the season.
The 20-year-old joined the League Two club on an initial two-month deal as cover for Steve Phillips, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. That deal was due to expire on Wednesday.
Phillips is nearing a return after stepping up his training routine this week but is not yet fit enough to feature.
Bury manager Alan Knill is able to choose from a full-strength squad for the clash.
The Shakers edged a thrilling encounter 5-4 at home to Gillingham last weekend and picked up no injuries or suspensions.
Striker Andy Bishop looks set to start up front alongside Ryan Lowe again after both men scored twice against the Gills.
The highly-rated strike pairing have already scored six goals between them this season and defender Ben Futcher believes they will continue to find the net on a regular basis.
Futcher said: "Bishop and Lowe have always got goal in them, they are a good front pairing.
"We can also get goals from out wide as well so long may it continue."
Schu left blue as Shakers slump
Former Crewe midfielder Steven Schumacher suffered a nightmare return to Gresty Road as Bury slumped to a 3-0 defeat.
Schumacher was sent off for two bookable offences as goals from Shaun Miller, Dave Artell and Luke Murphy rocketed Crewe into ninth place.
Another former Alex man, Efe Sodje, also had a bad day. His mistake gifted Crewe the perfect start after just three minutes. The defender's block fell to the feet of Miller who drilled past Cameron Belford from 10 yards.
Clayton Donaldson was denied at the far post by Belford but the unmarked Artell doubled the Alex's lead with a powerful header from the resulting 18th-minute corner.
Belford then kept out another two Miller efforts with superb saves and recovered well to deny the youngster again after he spilled Ashley Westwood's shot.
Bury had little to offer in response with just two tame efforts from yet another former Crewe man Ryan Lowe and another fluffed chance from full-back Phil Picken.
Things got worse for the Shakers in the 62nd minute when Schumacher received a second yellow following a high challenge on Zola.
Murphy added a third goal, powering the ball into the top corner in the 71st minute, before Belford saved Donaldson's penalty after Nick Powell had been brought down in the box by Joe Skarz.
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