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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:3,793
Goal!

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93:27 +3.27

Byron Moore produces a cross.

90:12 +0.12

Corner taken right-footed by Ajay Leitch-Smith from the left by-line, Mark Roberts makes a clearance.

89:53

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, clearance by Jon Ashton.

88:25

Lee Bell decides to take a short corner, Chris Day makes a save.

86:52

Scott Laird finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Crewe 0-1 Stevenage.Assist by Jon Ashton.

85:53

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Winn from the right by-line.

81:20

The ball is sent over by Robert Sinclair, Danny Shelley makes a clearance.

80:29

The ball is crossed by Matt Tootle, save made by Chris Day.

79:21

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, David Bridges makes a clearance.

78:20

Luke Foster fouled by Ashley Westwood, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Ashton restarts play with the free kick.

77:25

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, clearance made by Ronnie Henry.

76:25

Effort from the edge of the area by Peter Winn goes wide of the left-hand upright.

74:18

Ajay Leitch-Smith on for Luke Murphy. Robert Sinclair joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben May. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Artell by Ben May. Free kick taken by David Artell.

73:34

Luke Foster takes a shot. Rhys Taylor makes a save.

73:20

Matt Tootle crosses the ball, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

73:01

Peter Winn crosses the ball, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

72:10

Peter Winn takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the net.

70:58

Peter Winn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.

70:24

The ball is crossed by Scott Laird, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

69:30

Effort from outside the box by Danny Shelley goes wide right of the target.

67:00

Clayton Donaldson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Day restarts play with the free kick.

66:51

The ball is swung over by Ashley Westwood.

65:57

The ball is delivered by Scott Laird, save made by Rhys Taylor.

64:24

A cross is delivered by Lawrie Wilson, clearance by Danny Shelley.

63:22

Ben May produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

61:56

Stacy Long leaves the field to be replaced by Peter Winn. Craig Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Byron Harrison. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Mark Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

60:34

Byron Moore takes a shot.

58:16

The referee penalises Jon Ashton for handball. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

57:21

Effort from inside the area by Byron Moore misses to the right of the goal.

55:09

Unfair challenge on Lee Bell by David Bridges results in a free kick. David Artell takes the direct free kick.

53:23

Craig Reid has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

50:04

Short corner worked by Luke Murphy.

49:43

David Artell takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

49:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Mark Roberts. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.

48:12

Ben May takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

47:16

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Laird from the right by-line, clearance made by David Artell.

46:55

Byron Moore takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

45:44 +0.44

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

45:20 +0.20

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Chris Day makes a save.

45:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben May on Lee Bell. David Artell takes the free kick.

44:28

Foul by Ben May on David Artell, free kick awarded. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

43:07

Luke Foster is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Luke Foster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy. Danny Shelley has an effort direct from the free kick.

42:34

Ronnie Henry sends in a cross, clearance made by Mat Mitchel-King.

42:18

The ball is delivered by Jon Ashton, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

40:46

Clayton Donaldson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Chris Day.

39:25

Corner taken by Stacy Long, Ben May challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

38:36

Foul by Clayton Donaldson on Luke Foster, free kick awarded. Chris Day takes the free kick.

38:15

The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

37:08

Luke Murphy produces a cross, Mark Roberts manages to make a clearance.

34:07

Ronnie Henry produces a cross, Header on goal by Ben May from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

32:51

Danny Shelley takes a shot. Save by Chris Day.

31:05

Ronnie Henry crosses the ball, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

26:56

The ball is crossed by Danny Shelley, Scott Laird manages to make a clearance.

26:22

Corner taken short by Luke Murphy, Ben May manages to make a clearance.

25:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Ben May. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.

25:11

Ashley Westwood sends in a cross.

24:57

Luke Murphy decides to take the corner short.

24:23

Luke Murphy decides to take a short corner, clearance by Mark Roberts.

24:17

The ball is crossed by Danny Shelley, Jon Ashton manages to make a clearance.

21:26

Danny Shelley takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

18:11

Lawrie Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood. David Artell takes the direct free kick.

16:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Bridges on Lee Bell. David Artell takes the direct free kick.

15:09

Short corner worked by Stacy Long.

13:40

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Henry, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ben May goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

12:51

The ball is delivered by Lawrie Wilson, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.

5:55

Effort on goal by Craig Reid from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

5:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Patrick Ada. Direct free kick taken by Stacy Long.

4:07

The ball is sent over by Craig Reid, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.

3:20

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Reid. David Bridges restarts play with the free kick.

2:13

David Bridges takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

Match Preview

Gradi in attacking poser Crewe manager Dario Gradi faces a selection dilemma in attack ahead of the visit of Stevenage. Gradi could have 29-goal strike partnership Clayton Donaldson and Shaun Miller available again. Leading scorer Donaldson will come back into contention after serving a three-match ban, while Miller is pushing to return after a thigh injury. Gradi must decide whether to reinstate the pair or stick with the players that have been producing the goods in their absence. "It would be good to have both Shaun and Clayton back but the others have done fine," said Gradi. "I've been happy to see Byron Moore playing up front and Ajay Leitch-Smith did well against Gillingham last Saturday. "I always think Ajay is more likely to score than the others but I was happy with both their performances - maybe I need to find a way of playing all four of them." Stevenage boss Graham Westley could make changes as he looks to end a six-game winless streak. Westley dropped a trio of players for the midweek draw with Oxford following last Saturday's defeat at Shrewsbury. Chris Beardsley, Joel Byrom and Taiwo Atieno dropped out of the matchday squad with David Bridges, Ben May and Stacy Long coming in. But the changes had little effect as Boro were held to a goalless draw. Midfielder Darren Murphy is a definite absentee as he works his way back from an ongoing shoulder problem but May is now back from a minor knock. Stevenage have never played at Gresty Road, with the only meeting between the sides ending in a 1-1 draw in September.

Formation:442Manager: Dario Gradi

Crewe

Formation: 442Manager: Graham Westley

Stevenage

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Mat Mitchel-King
  • David Artell
  • Patrick Ada
  • Matt Tootle
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Lee Bell
  • Luke Murphy
  • Danny Shelley
  • Clayton Donaldson
  • Byron Moore
  • SUBS
  • Steve Phillips
  • Danny Blanchett
  • Joel Grant
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Antoni Sarcevic
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Nick Powell

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Match Report

Laird strikes late on Scott Laird headed a late winner for Stevenage to snatch all three points in a 1-0 victory at Crewe. Laird headed home into the bottom corner from Jon Ashton's flick-on in the 87th minute. Crewe will feel aggrieved to have ended up empty-handed after Clayton Donaldson forced a fine save from Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day on the stroke of half-time and Byron Moore hit the post with his shot from inside the penalty area just after the hour. Laird's late strike ended Boro's six-game winless streak but the match looked to be heading for a draw after the visitors dominated possession in a drab first half but failed to carve out any openings bar high and wide efforts from David Bridges and Craig Reid. Crewe were restricted to a 40-yard shot from Danny Shelley which flew inches wide. The youngster then had the Alex's first effort on target after 33 minutes but his daisy-cutter was easily held by keeper Chris Day.

Form Guide

    WLWLLD
  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Stevenage
  • WDDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Stevenage
  • 1 - 1
  • Crewe
  • 04/09/2010

Top Scorers

Crewe

  • C Donaldson 14
  • S Miller 13
  • B Moore 5
  • A Leitch-Smith 4
  • D Artell 3
  • L Murphy 3
  • A Westwood 3
  • D Shelley 3
  • J Grant 2
  • L Bell 1
  • P Ada 1
  • A Sarcevic 1

Stevenage

  • B Harrison 4
  • S Long 2
  • M Roberts 2
  • J Mousinho 2
  • S Laird 2
  • J Ashton 1
  • C Beardsley 1
  • L Foster 1
  • M Bostwick 1
  • P Winn 1
  • L Wilson 1

Goals

Crewe

    • Total goals 102
    • Goals per game 57
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 12 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stevenage

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 33
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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