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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:3,682
  • Donaldson (3) Miller (10)
    Donaldson (32) Grant (36)
    Westwood (57)
    Donaldson - pen (66) Grant (72) Grant - pen (87)
  • Thomas (49)
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91:18 +1.18

Foul by Joel Grant on Andy Gallinagh, free kick awarded. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

89:42

Matthew Green takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

87:45

Joel Grant scores a penalty. Crewe 8-1 Cheltenham.Penalty awarded for a foul by Andy Gallinagh on Clayton Donaldson.

85:17

Brian Smikle takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

82:09

Marlon Pack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.

81:33

Wesley Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on David Artell. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

80:36

Long range shot by Marlon Pack goes wide right of the net.

79:54

Byron Moore on for Danny Shelley.

79:29

Clayton Donaldson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Riley. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

78:53

Matthew Green takes a shot. Matt Tootle gets a block in.

77:18

Corner taken by Lee Bell, Scott P Brown makes a save.

76:13

Jordan Connerton is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Miller.

75:59

Marlon Pack produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

74:48

Andy Gallinagh comes on in place of Frankie Artus.

72:46

Joel Grant scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 7-1 Cheltenham.

69:41

The official flags Matthew Green offside. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

68:11

Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Danny Shelley takes the indirect free kick.

67:52

The official flags Wesley Thomas offside. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

66:28

Penalty scored by Clayton Donaldson. Crewe 6-1 Cheltenham.Steve Elliott is adjudged to have handled the ball.

64:37

Wesley Thomas handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.

63:51

Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley M Westwood.

62:22

John Melligan comes on in place of Michael Pook.

60:11

Shot by Danny Andrew from outside the box goes over the target.

59:12

David Artell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wesley Thomas by David Artell. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.

57:36

Goal scored by Ashley R Westwood from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 5-1 Cheltenham.The assist for the goal came from Matt Tootle.

54:58

Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Pook. Danny Andrew takes the free kick.

53:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Miller. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

52:51

Booking for Wesley Thomas for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Wesley Thomas on David Artell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

51:18

Effort from long distance by Frankie Artus goes wide of the left-hand upright.

49:16

Wesley Thomas finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 4-1 Cheltenham.Assist by Danny Andrew.

48:23

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

47:44 +2.44

Marlon Pack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Grant. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

46:57 +1.57

Brian Smikle produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

46:53

Brian Smikle takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.

45:54

Unfair challenge on Marlon Pack by Shaun Miller results in a free kick. Danny Andrew takes the direct free kick.

45:25 +0.25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley R Westwood by Michael Pook. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

36:30

Corner taken by Danny Andrew from the right by-line.

36:27

A goal is scored by Joel Grant from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 4-0 Cheltenham.Wesley Thomas takes a shot. Ashley R Westwood gets a block in. The assist for the goal came from Shaun Miller.

32:44

Clayton Donaldson grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 3-0 Cheltenham.Assist by Danny Shelley.

30:17

Danny Andrew produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

28:03

Lee Bell challenges Matthew Green unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Andrew restarts play with the free kick.

25:26

Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. David Bird restarts play with the free kick.

18:59

Lee Bell takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Effort on goal by Danny Shelley from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

18:22

Short corner taken by Danny Blanchett.

18:03

Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Marlon Pack results in a free kick. Danny Shelley restarts play with the free kick.

17:29

Michael Pook concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Blanchett. David Artell takes the indirect free kick.

15:45

The referee blows for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

14:36

Jeff Goulding goes off and Matthew Green comes on.

10:02

Shaun Miller finds the net with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Crewe 2-0 Cheltenham.

8:29

Shaun Miller challenges Steve Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

6:32

Shaun Miller has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

5:08

Corner taken by Danny Blanchett.

3:02

Clayton Donaldson scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Cheltenham.Assist by Shaun Miller.

2:09

Frankie Artus fouled by Danny Shelley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Andrew.

1:31

Clayton Donaldson concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Riley. Scott P Brown takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Taylor set for Alex return Rhys Taylor will regain the number one jersey when Crewe host Cheltenham. Experienced goalkeeper Steve Phillips got a rare start at Hereford on Sunday, with Taylor away on international duty with Wales` Under-21 side. But the on-loan Chelsea youngster is set to come back into the team against the Robins. "There's no reason for me to leave Rhys out. He's had a decent season and he`s our number one," said manager Dario Gradi. "Steve didn't have a real chance to show what he can do at Hereford as he didn't have any saves to make but his turn will come and I expect him to kick off next season as our number one." Midfielder Ashley Westwood is expected to be fit despite suffering a rib injury at Hereford. Ajay Leitch-Smith will miss out again and the striker is now targeting the trip to Barnet on April 9 for his return from a hamstring injury. Cheltenham will be without Keith Lowe for the trip to Crewe after the right-back was ruled out for a few weeks. Lowe was forced off in the 21st minute of last weekend`s 2-1 home defeat to Gillingham nursing a heavy ankle knock which has subsequently sidelined him for the short term. Versatile midfielder David Bird came on in his place to slot into a familiar position at the back and he is again likely to occupy the full-back slot at Gresty Road, unless manager Mark Yates opts to turn to centre-back Andy Gallinagh. Otherwise, Yates has a fully-fit squad to select from as the Robins look to overturn a sorry sequence of just two wins in 14 to finish the season on a high. Town were level on points with the play-off places before their dip in form but now stand 13 points adrift, still needing another win to be all but mathematically safe from relegation.

Formation:442Manager: Dario Gradi

Crewe

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Matt Tootle
  • David Artell
  • Ashley M Westwood
  • Danny Blanchett
  • Danny Shelley
  • Lee Bell
  • Ashley R Westwood
  • Joel Grant
  • Clayton Donaldson
  • Shaun Miller
  • SUBS
  • Steve Phillips
  • Patrick Ada
  • Byron Moore
  • Mat Mitchel-King
  • Jordan Connerton
  • Adam Dugdale

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Match Report

Great eight in Robins rout Clayton Donaldson and Joel Grant both scored hat-tricks as Crewe thrashed Cheltenham 8-1. Crewe boss Dario Gradi missed Crewe's first win in four games after leaving the ground with a throat infection before kick-off. Assistant boss Steve Davis took the reins and the visitors found themselves 4-0 down after just 37 minutes. Donaldson beat the offside trap to pick up Shaun Miller's through-ball and open the scoring with four minutes gone. Seven minutes later Miller beat goalkeeper Scott Brown to Danny Shelley's pass and rolled a simple finish into the empty net. Donaldson turned home Shelley's pinpoint 33rd-minute cross and then Joel Grant made it 4-0 four minutes later after goalkeeper Rhys Taylor`s long ball put the forward clean through. The visitors mustered a couple of half chances in response but Brian Smikle`s volley was blocked and Danny Andrew blasted over after a good move. Wesley Thomas gave the Robins hope when he finished at the near post five minutes after the break. But Ashley R Westwood restored Crewe's four-goal advantage when he sidefooted in Matt Tootle's low cross. Donaldson completed his hat-trick from the spot when Steve Elliott was penalised for handling in the box before Grant got his second, tucking home the rebound after Brown saved his initial shot. Grant also claimed his hat-trick with a penalty with three minutes to go when Andy Gallinagh tripped Donaldson in the area.

Form Guide

    LWWLDL
  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Cheltenham
  • WLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Cheltenham
  • 3 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 14/08/2010
  • Crewe
  • 1 - 2
  • Cheltenham
  • 05/04/2010
  • Cheltenham
  • 0 - 4
  • Crewe
  • 31/10/2009

Top Scorers

Crewe

  • C Donaldson 17
  • S Miller 16
  • B Moore 6
  • A Leitch-Smith 5
  • D Artell 4
  • D Shelley 4
  • L Murphy 3
  • A Westwood 3
  • J Grant 2
  • L Bell 1
  • P Ada 1
  • A Sarcevic 1

Cheltenham

  • W Thomas 17
  • J Goulding 10
  • J Low 6
  • B Smikle 3
  • F Artus 3
  • D Andrew 3
  • M Pack 2
  • S Elliott 1
  • M Pook 1
  • K Lowe 1
  • A Gallinagh 1

Goals

Crewe

    • Total goals 125
    • Goals per game 68
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 13 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cheltenham

    • Total goals 108
    • Goals per game 51
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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