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  • Date:16 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:3,458
  • Moore (73)
  • Le Fondre (14) Pringle (71)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:01 +2.01

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

90:34 +0.34

The offside flag is raised against Shaun Miller. Indirect free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

88:42

Byron Moore crosses the ball, Dale Tonge makes a clearance. Nick Powell takes a short corner.

87:45

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, clearance by Danny Harrison.

86:49

Byron Moore takes a shot. Save made by Conrad Logan. Ben Pringle takes a short corner.

84:37

Byron Moore delivers the ball. Marcus Marshall is brought on as a substitute for Jason Taylor.

83:26

Corner taken by Luke Murphy, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

83:22

Caution for Ryan Cresswell.

82:05

Nick Powell comes on in place of Danny Shelley.

80:40

Byron Moore crosses the ball, Danny Harrison gets a block in.

79:16

Byron Moore produces a cross, Shot by Lee Bell. Save by Conrad Logan. Effort on goal by Shaun Miller from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

77:37

Effort on goal by Byron Moore from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

76:29

(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Max Clayton coming on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

75:32

Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the right by-line, clearance made by David Artell.

74:44

Ashley Westwood fouled by Danny Harrison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.

73:52

Byron Moore finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-2 Rotherham.Assist by Luke Murphy.

71:46

A goal is scored by Ben Pringle from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-2 Rotherham.

69:17

Centre by Byron Moore, Dale Tonge makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Shelley, Gareth Evans makes a clearance.

67:14

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a save.

66:27

Effort from the edge of the area by Adam Le Fondre goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:11

Shot from just outside the box by Dale Tonge misses to the right of the goal.

65:03

The ball is crossed by Tom Newey, David Artell makes a clearance.

64:12

Lewis Grabban leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Pringle.

61:46

Effort on goal by Ajay Leitch-Smith from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

60:56

Adam Le Fondre concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. Direct free kick taken by David Artell.

60:18

Shot by Gareth Evans. Save by Steve Phillips.

59:56

Luke Murphy challenges Adam Le Fondre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Harrison takes the free kick.

58:52

Dale Tonge produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Danny Harrison misses to the right of the goal.

57:48

Lee Bell produces a cross, Effort from inside the area by Byron Moore misses to the left of the target.

57:20

The ball is swung over by Ajay Leitch-Smith, Jason Taylor makes a clearance.

56:21

David Artell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

55:30

Centre by Lee Bell, Tom Newey manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Danny Shelley, Luke Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Cresswell.

53:54

Danny Shelley is caught offside. Conrad Logan takes the free kick.

53:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Le Fondre on Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

52:55

Lee Bell crosses the ball, clearance by Michael Raynes.

50:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Michael Raynes. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

47:29

Short corner worked by Danny Schofield, clearance made by Lee Bell.

46:42 +1.42

Adam Le Fondre takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the right by-line, Ryan Cresswell takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Murphy.

46:01

Byron Moore is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.

44:58

Shot by Ajay Leitch-Smith from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

42:55

Ajay Leitch-Smith fouled by Ryan Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Bell, clearance made by Michael Raynes.

42:02

Danny Schofield crosses the ball.

41:06

Danny Shelley has a drilled shot. Ryan Cresswell gets a block in. Short corner taken by Danny Shelley from the right by-line. The official flags Danny Shelley offside. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

40:21

The ball is delivered by Danny Schofield.

39:08

Ryan Cresswell challenges Shaun Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lee Bell, Conrad Logan makes a save.

38:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Le Fondre. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

37:29

Danny Shelley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Conrad Logan takes the indirect free kick.

37:01

The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy, Dale Tonge makes a clearance.

35:40

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a comfortable save.

34:58

Foul by Gareth Evans on Shaun Miller, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

34:20

Adam Le Fondre delivers the ball, Lee Bell makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Schofield from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Bell.

33:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Le Fondre by Lee Bell. Booking for Lee Bell for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Schofield from right channel, clearance by David Artell.

31:18

Shot by Shaun Miller. Save by Conrad Logan.

29:59

A cross is delivered by Lee Bell, save by Conrad Logan. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Shelley.

29:05

A cross is delivered by Luke Murphy, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

27:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Harrison on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

27:22

Unfair challenge on Ryan Cresswell by Danny Shelley results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Conrad Logan.

22:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Schofield. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

20:33

The ball is swung over by Danny Schofield, Carl Martin makes a clearance. Danny Schofield takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Byron Moore.

18:50

Close range shot by Lewis Grabban goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:33

Shot by Danny Shelley from outside the box goes high over the target.

16:13

Lewis Grabban challenges Adam Dugdale unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale. Ryan Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ajay Leitch-Smith. The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, David Artell takes a shot. Conrad Logan makes a comfortable save.

14:26

The ball is delivered by Lewis Grabban, Adam Le Fondre scores a headed goal from close in. Crewe 0-1 Rotherham.The assist for the goal came from Lewis Grabban.

13:25

Centre by Byron Moore, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

12:01

Gareth Evans is caught offside. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

11:12

Byron Moore fouled by Adam Le Fondre, the ref awards a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

10:26

Dale Tonge sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Bell. Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Schofield, clearance by Lee Bell.

9:18

A cross is delivered by Shaun Miller, Michael Raynes manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Shelley, Ryan Cresswell makes a clearance.

6:32

Shot by Shaun Miller from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

4:36

Effort on goal by Danny Shelley from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

3:11

Shot by Danny Harrison. Save made by Steve Phillips.

1:08

Byron Moore has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Tootle worry for Alex Crewe boss Dario Gradi could again be without defender Matt Tootle when his side host Rotherham aiming to avoid a fourth straight defeat. Tootle missed Saturday's 2-1 home loss at the hands of Gillingham with a groin strain and Carl Martin likely to take his place at left-back again. AJ Leitch-Smith and Dan Shelley are back in contention for starting roles after impressive substitute appearances against the Gills. Gradi knows his side must improve defensively if they are to halt their poor start to the campaign but admits he has little funds to bolster his squad. He said: "We've lost all three games we have played but it will do us no good if they go around feeling sorry for themselves." Rotherham will assess defender Michael Raynes. The centre-half suffered a broken nose in Saturday's 4-1 win at Plymouth and could miss out, with Troy Brown waiting in the wings to replace him. Manager Andy Scott may consider making tactical changes to his side, despite the ease of the victory at Home Park. Striker Chris Holroyd could come back into the starting line-up if Scott decides to change shape while Ben Pringle will be hoping for a start in midfield. Johnny Mullins, Paul Warne and Jamie Annerson (all knee) are continued absentees, though Marcus Marshall should have recovered from a knock sustained in last week's Carling Cup defeat to Leicester.

Formation:343Manager: Dario Gradi

Crewe

Formation: 4312Manager: Andy Scott

Rotherham

  • Steve Phillips
  • Adam Dugdale
  • David Artell
  • Carl Martin
  • Luke Murphy
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Lee Bell
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Byron Moore
  • Shaun Miller
  • Danny Shelley
  • SUBS
  • Alan Martin
  • Harry Davis
  • Max Clayton
  • Caspar Hughes
  • Nick Powell

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Away

Match Report

Three and easy for Millers Adam Le Fondre and Ben Pringle struck to ensure Rotherham continued their 100% start to the League Two season and left Crewe pointless from their opening three matches. Byron Moore netted for the hosts to set up a grandstand finish but United hung on to triumph 2-1 at Gresty Road. Crewe should have been in front when Shaun Miller cut back for Lee Bell, only for the midfielder to side-foot the wrong side of the upright. The home side looked bright but Rotherham took the lead in the 15th minute when Le Fondre lost Carl Martin to nod in Lewis Grabban's cross. Moments later, Martin was in the right place to hack Danny Schofield's low centre to safety seconds before it found the predatory Le Fondre. Steve Phillips then produced an athletic fingertip save to palm away Le Fondre's stunning 25-yard effort while Ajay Leitch-Smith kept Ryan Cresswell's header from crossing the line. The Millers did double their lead in the 72nd minute when Dave Artell gave the ball away to substitute Pringle, whose 35-yard shot beat Phillips via a deflection. Moore pulled one back for the Alex two minutes later, slotting Miller's cut-back low into the far corner. And Crewe almost got the equaliser their play deserved when Conrad Logan parried Ashley Westwood's long-rage strike into the path of Miller, but the visiting keeper stood firm to deny the forward and ensure Rotherham walked away with all three points.

Form Guide

    LL
  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Rotherham
  • WW

Last Meetings

  • Rotherham
  • 3 - 1
  • Crewe
  • 05/02/2011
  • Crewe
  • 0 - 1
  • Rotherham
  • 20/11/2010
  • Rotherham
  • 0 - 0
  • Crewe
  • 01/05/2010
  • Crewe
  • 2 - 3
  • Rotherham
  • 03/10/2009
  • Crewe
  • 0 - 1
  • Rotherham
  • 28/12/1991
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 31/08/1991

Top Scorers

Crewe

  • S Miller 1

Rotherham

  • G Evans 2
  • A Le Fondre 2
  • L Grabban 1

Goals

Crewe

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins

Rotherham

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 5
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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