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30 September 2019 Venue LUFC Training Ground Attendance

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Crewe Alexandra
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U23: Alex Morris' Side At Leeds United Today

30 September 2019

Alex Morris' Crewe Alexandra Under 23 side head to Leeds United this afternoon looking to make it three wins on the bounce in the Professional Development League 2.

After a victory on the road at Colchester United was backed up with a success at Reaseheath over Sheffield Wednesday, confidence is high with the under 23s at the moment heading to a Leeds side that have themselves started the season well.

Dave Richards, Travis Johnson, Josh Lundstram & Callum Ainley are amongst those expected to feature.

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

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Match Reports

U23 Report: Leeds United 1-2 Crewe

30 September 2019

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Alex Morris' Crewe Alexandra Under 23s dug in to grind out a hugely impressive 2-1 victory at Leeds United in the Professional Development League 2.

Oliver Finney struck a first half brace at Thorp Arch as Crewe conceded once but weathered the storm in the second period to seal a third straight league victory.

Finney's first goal on 22 minutes was a joy to behold as he controlled Paul Green's pass into the area, lifted it onto his left foot & hammered a shot across goal into the far corner.

Green hit the post from a flowing counter-attack with 34 on the clock, but moments later Finney was brought down in the box for an Alex penalty.

He picked himself up and sent the Leeds goalkeeper the wrong way, coolly dispatching the penalty to give Crewe a 2-0 advantage at the interval.

It was backs to the wall for much of the second half with Leeds mounting attacking after attack & Crewe struggling to keep hold of the ball.

The pressure told in the 71st minute when Ryan Edmondson fed Robbie Gotts via a deflection in the box & he stabbed past the onrushing Dave Richards.

Leeds kept pushing in the final 15 minutes but Crewe were holding firm and the Alex actually had the better of it inside the final five minutes, keeping possession to alleviate the pressure.

Oli Finney actually had the best chance for either side in the closing moments, the Leeds goalkeeper making a good save to deny him his hat-trick.

But it was another victory for Alex Morris & his troops after wins against Colchester & Sheffield Wednesday, with Watford at the Alexandra Stadium next up for the U23s.

Crewe: Richards, Djalo, Johnson, Offord, Adebisi, Lundstram, Griffiths, Green, Finney, Ainley, Heath

Click here to view all the Under 23 fixtures & results

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