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U23: Crewe Travel to Cardiff City

25 March 2019

Alex Morris' Crewe Alexandra Under 23 side travel to Cardiff City today to take on The Bluebirds at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in the U23 PDL2.

Kick-off is at 2pm & entry is free to all supporters. Live updates will come via Cardiff's official Academy Twitter account, @CF11Academy.

The likes of Owen Dale, Tommy Lowery, Will Jaaskelainen & Travis Johnson are expected to make the journey to South Wales as the 23's look to keep their slim play-off chances alive.

With three games left of the season Crewe are fifith in the Professional Development League North table, four points off a play-off place.

Alex Morris' side have played 25, won 10, drawn 8 & lost 7 this season.

Following the Bluebirds clash, the U23s finish the campaign with a home game at Gresty Road against Coventry City on Monday 8 April before ending away at Colchester United a week later.

Click here to view all of the Under 18s fixtures & results.

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U23 Report: Cardiff City 1-3 Crewe

25 March 2019

Crewe: Jaaskelainen, Johnson, Sass-Davies, Lundstram (Fenton, 89), Offord, Griffiths, Lynch, Lowery (Adebisi, 79), Heath (Linton, 70), Nicholls, Dale

Goals: Nicholls (5), Heath (9,10)

 

A Connor Heath double fired Crewe Alexandra Under 23s to a 3-1 victory at Cardiff City in the U23 Professional Development League 2.

All three Alex goals were scored within the opening ten minutes of the game, with Alex Nicholls opening the scoring.

Nicholls pounced to put Alex Morris' side in front with just five minutes on the clock, lashing in from close range as Crewe came flying out of the blocks.

Heath then took over, scoring twice inside 60 seconds before the game-clock struck ten, first tapping home a rebound from close range.

He then picked up the ball almost immediately from the restart a thundered an untoppable strike home from outside the area.

Content with their 3-0 advantage, the Alex then set about professionally managing the remainder of the game, but Cardiff did pull a goal back from the penalty spot with 27 on the clock.

Heath almost got his hat-trick before half-time but for a fine save by the Bluebirds keeper & Tommy Lowery curled an effort just wide after the break.

Cardiff huffed & puffed after the break but Crewe defended resolutely & Cardiff frustrations boiled over with 15 minutes remaining, Laurence Wootton being sent off for a second bookable offence.

Siyabonga Ligendza forced Will Jaaskelainen into a fine save in the last minute to keep the two goal advantage intact as Crewe saw out the win & kept the play-off dream alive.

Click here to view all of the Under 23s fixtures & results.

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