Accrington Stanley enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against Crewe Alexandra at Alexandra Stadium on Saturday. Crewe Alexandra were looking to get back their winning ways, following a previous defeat to Oxford United while Accrington Stanley were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Doncaster Rovers and Cambridge Utd. As things stand, Crewe Alexandra are currently 22nd with 1 point from 4 matches, while Accrington Stanley sit in 4th, with 9 points from 4.
It was an impressive opening from Accrington Stanley, thanks to Michael Nottingham finding the net, 17 minutes in, finalising the first half 0-1. The second 45 minutes ended with little further action at either end and goalless.
Both teams used all available substitutes. For Crewe Alexandra, Oliver Finney, Callum McFadzean and Regan Griffiths, came on for Benjamin Knight, Kayne Ramsay and Shaun MacDonald, Accrington Stanley brought on Joel Mumbongo, Sam Sherring and Harry Perritt to replace Harry Pell, Dion Charles and Michael Nottingham.
The referee booked eleven players. Luke Offord, Luke Murphy, Kayne Ramsay and Oliver Finney from Crewe Alexandra, who saw yellow cards and Luke Offord (2 yellow cards), sent off with a red, as well as for Accrington Stanley Ross Sykes, Harry Pell, James Trafford, Dion Charles, Joel Mumbongo and Colby Bishop received yellows.
Next up, Crewe Alexandra are away to Charlton Athletic, whilst Accrington Stanley will travel to face Milton Keynes Dons.
|Crewe Alexandra:||Michael Nottingham, Ross Sykes, Harry Pell, James Trafford, Dion Charles and Colby Bishop|
|Accrington Stanley:||Luke Offord, Luke Murphy, Benjamin Knight, Kayne Ramsay and Shaun MacDonald|
|Goals:||Michael Nottingham (0-1, min. 17)|