Hereford 0-1 Crewe- Match Report
Report of match 24th March 2012
Hereford 0-1 Crewe- Match Report.
Railwaymen steam on to leave Bulls bottom
Crewe extended their unbeaten run to eight games as they beat struggling Hereford 1-0 at Edgar Street
Midfielder Luke Murphy drilled a lot shot into the corner with 11 minutes remaining to keep the Railwaymen within touching distance of the League Two play-off places.
Hereford, who drop to the foot of the table with defeat, were the first to threaten as Sam Clucas saw his shot deflected away for a corner.
On-loan debutant Billy Bodin shot wide for Crewe with only goalkeeper David Cornell to beat before heading over Nick Powell's cross, while Ashley Westwood also looped a free-kick inches wide and skipper Dave Artell headed off target.
Bulls defender Ryan Green rifled a blistering 25-yard shot inches wide after the break before Alex `keeper Steve Phillips made a fine save to stop Hereford substitute Delroy Facey.
But it was Crewe who eventually broke the deadlock in the 79th minute, Murphy weaving his way past two defenders before drilling a low shot past Cornell from 10 yards.
Hereford rallied to get back on level terms but Phillips stopped a header from Richard Peniket on the goalline.
|Competition: npower League Two Date: Saturday, 24th March 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Edgar Street|
||0 - 1||Crewe Alex.
|24||Stefan Stam (Evans 81)|
|27||Samuel Clucas (Barkhuizen 27)|
|25||Nathan Elder (Facey 60)|
|21||Tom Barkhuizen (Clucas 27)|
|10||Delroy Facey (Elder 60)|
|34||Will Evans (Stam 81)|
|3||Harry Davis (Mellor 9)|
|34||Billy Bodin (Shelley 71)|
|10||Ajay Leitch-Smith (Clayton 65)|
|17||Kelvin Mellor (Davis 9)|
|19||Max Clayton (Leitch-Smith 65)|
|12||Danny Shelley (Bodin 71)|
|Hereford Utd. cards shown|
|56 mins||Stefan Stam||Unsporting behaviour|
|Crewe Alex. cards shown|
|88 mins||Luke Murphy||Unsporting behaviour|