Bristol Rovers 0-1 Crewe Alexandra – No home advantage for Bristol Rovers, as Crewe Alexandra take all 3 points (1-0)

This result takes David Artell's team to 63 points in the competition
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Crewe Alexandra snatched all three points from Bristol Rovers in a 1-0 victory on Saturday, at Memorial Stadium. Bristol Rovers arrived at the game looking pick up points, following a previous defeat to Portsmouth FC. Crewe Alexandra had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Rochdale. As the table looks today, Bristol Rovers are currently 24th with 38 points from 45 matches, while Crewe Alexandra sit in 14th, with 63 points from 45.

It was an impressive opening from Crewe Alexandra, with Callum Ainley finding the net in the 19th minute to take them into the break 0-1 up. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the game ended 1-0.

Bristol Rovers brought on Ben Liddle, James Daly, Zain Walker and David Tutonda for Josh Hare, Erhun Oztumer, Brandon Hanlan and Zain Westbrooke. Crewe Alexandra brought on Omar Beckles and Chris Porter, to replace Donervon Daniels and Mikael Mandron.

The referee booked Jack Baldwin for Bristol Rovers.

Bristol Rovers will play their next fixture away against Blackpool, while Crewe Alexandra will face Shrewsbury Town at home.

Technical card:
Bristol Rovers: Callum Ainley, Donervon Daniels and Mikael Mandron
Crewe Alexandra: Jack Baldwin, Josh Hare, Erhun Oztumer, Brandon Hanlan and Zain Westbrooke
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Goals: Callum Ainley (0-1, min. 19)

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