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  • Date:12 May 2012
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:7,221
Goal!

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94mins

The ball is crossed by Anthony Grant, Freddy Eastwood produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

93mins

Foul by Byron Moore on Sean Clohessy, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bilel Mohsni on Lee Bell. Kelvin Mellor takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Centre by Billy Bodin, Luke Prosser makes a clearance.

91mins

Ashley Westwood takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Cameron Belford.

90mins

Foul by Luke Prosser on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. Kelvin Mellor takes the direct free kick.

89mins

Billy Bodin is brought on as a substitute for Carl Martin.

86mins

Ryan Hall takes a shot. Fantastic save by Steve Phillips. Ryan Hall takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save by Steve Phillips.

84mins

Max Clayton on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

81mins

Anthony Grant challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood takes the free kick.

80mins

Ashley Westwood fouled by Peter Gilbert, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

79mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall, Bilel Mohsni produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

78mins

Matt Tootle produces a cross, Peter Gilbert makes a clearance.

77mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Prosser. (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Lee Bell coming on for Luke Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

75mins

Luke Murphy challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Hall takes the free kick.

73mins

The referee blows for offside against Matt Tootle. Freddy Eastwood joins the action as a substitute, replacing Neil Harris. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Ryan Leonard, Steve Phillips makes a comfortable save.

71mins

Ryan Leonard sends in a cross, Michael Timlin takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Ryan Leonard. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

68mins

The ball is swung over by Anthony Grant.

68mins

Ajay Leitch-Smith crosses the ball, Chris Barker makes a clearance.

66mins

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Cameron Belford makes a save. Luke Prosser joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Phillips. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Ryan Leonard.

65mins

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

64mins

Anthony Grant has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

64mins

The referee blows for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

62mins

Anthony Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Moore. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

61mins

Matt Tootle has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

60mins

Peter Gilbert delivers the ball. Ryan Leonard replaces Kane Ferdinand.

59mins

Foul by Michael Timlin on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

57mins

The ball is swung over by Kelvin Mellor, Cameron Belford makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Nick Powell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Hall. Cameron Belford takes the direct free kick.

56mins

The referee blows for offside against Mark Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Sean Clohessy, Carl Martin makes a clearance.

54mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, Adam Dugdale has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand by Ashley Westwood. Michael Timlin takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Hall on Nick Powell. Ryan Hall shown a yellow card. Ashley Westwood takes the direct free kick.

52mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Martin on Peter Gilbert. Carl Martin is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ryan Hall from left wing, Kelvin Mellor manages to make a clearance.

51mins

Foul by Luke Murphy on Anthony Grant, free kick awarded. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Barker on Nick Powell. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick. Adam Dugdale grabs a headed goal from close in. Crewe 1-0 Southend.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Westwood.

48mins

The offside flag is raised against Neil Harris. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Centre by Ryan Hall, clearance by Harry Davis.

48mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Hall.

47mins

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball, Carl Martin makes a clearance. A cross is delivered by Neil Harris, comfortable save by Steve Phillips.

46mins

Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kane Ferdinand. Chris Barker takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The offside flag is raised against Nick Powell. Free kick taken by Michael Timlin.

45mins

The ball is crossed by Peter Gilbert.

44mins

Luke Murphy fouled by Bilel Mohsni, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Anthony Grant makes a clearance.

43mins

Bilel Mohsni challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Luke Murphy produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

41mins

Ryan Hall sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kane Ferdinand goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

40mins

Headed effort from inside the area by Nick Powell misses to the right of the goal.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Grant on Byron Moore. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Neil Harris, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

38mins

Peter Gilbert concedes a free kick for a foul on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Neil Harris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Martin. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Cameron Belford makes a save. Cameron Belford fouled by Kelvin Mellor, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

27mins

Matt Tootle delivers the ball, comfortable save by Cameron Belford.

27mins

Michael Timlin takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

26mins

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Ryan Hall by Ajay Leitch-Smith results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Phillips on Byron Moore. Nick Powell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Nick Powell, Cameron Belford makes a save.

22mins

Carl Martin delivers the ball, comfortable save by Cameron Belford.

20mins

Sean Clohessy crosses the ball. The referee blows for offside against Kane Ferdinand. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.

19mins

Adam Dugdale concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Harris. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ryan Hall from left wing, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Murphy on Anthony Grant. Cameron Belford takes the direct free kick.

14mins

Michael Timlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

11mins

Centre by Byron Moore, comfortable save by Cameron Belford.

9mins

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.

8mins

Byron Moore sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Phillips.

6mins

Short corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

5mins

Matt Tootle crosses the ball, clearance made by Ryan Hall.

4mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Hall.

2mins

Centre by Peter Gilbert.

Match Preview

All aboard for Railwaymen Crewe are set to be boosted by the return of captain David Artell for the first leg of their npower League Two play-off semi-final with Southend. Artell missed the last two games of the season with a hamstring strain but is expected to resume duties at the heart of Alex's defence for the crunch showdown at Gresty Road. Utility man Ashley Westwood is still nursing a bruised foot, but forward duo Ajay Leitch-Smith and Shaun Miller are back from a dead leg and illness respectively to leave boss Steve Davis with a virtually full-strength squad to pick from as the Railwaymen bid to go 17 games unbeaten. "The treatment room is virtually clear," said Davis. "Dave has been feeling fine and running around so we will see how he goes. "Ashley's foot is a bit sore, but he wants to train. Ajay has a dead leg but should be fine. "Shaun has returned from illness and is back with us and we have everyone nearly available." Paul Sturrock has a near fully-fit Southend squad to choose from. Striker Freddie Eastwood was recalled for last weekend's 2-0 win over Macclesfield and may keep his place. Fellow forward Elliot Benyon will also be pushing for inclusion to partner veteran Neil Harris in attack. Sturrock is still without long-term absentees Liam Dickinson (ankle), Jean-Paul Kalala and Barry Corr (both knee) and Christian Dailly (toe). None of the injured quartet are expected to feature. Southend narrowly missed out on the final automatic place by a point to Crawley on a dramatic final day. The Shrimpers completed the double over Davis' side this season and will be hoping for a repeat over their two-leg meeting.

Formation:442Manager: Steve Davis

Crewe

Formation: 433Manager: Paul Sturrock

Southend

  • Steve Phillips
  • Matt Tootle
  • Harry Davis
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Carl Martin
  • Kelvin Mellor
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Luke Murphy
  • Byron Moore
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Nick Powell
  • SUBS
  • Alan Martin
  • Lee Bell
  • Shaun Miller
  • Max Clayton
  • Billy Bodin

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