Collins' side return to winning ways against BluebirdsAfter suffering defeat in Swansea last week, Crewe Alexandra U21's returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 home victory over another Welsh side, Cardiff City.
Callum Saunders, Jamie Ness and Liam O'Neill got the goals before Cardiff hit a late consolation from the penalty spot to seal the side's fourth win of the season from eight games.
The Alex raced out of the blocks and took the lead after just three minutes through Saunders, who scored the side's only goal in the 2-1 defeat in Swansea.
That lead was doubled on 62 minutes by Stoke City loanee Jamie Ness, before scholar O'Neill came off the bench to hit a third ten minutes from time.
The Bluebirds prevented Collins' side from getting a clean sheet by scoring on 82 minutes from the spot after Shearer fouled, but the Alex went on to record the victory.
Crewe Alex U21: Scott Shearer, James Baillie, Perry Ng, Harry Davis, Jon Guthrie, James Jones, John Johnston, Jamie Ness, Billy Waters, Callum Prichard-Ellis, Callum Saunders
Used Subs: Liam O'Neill, Joe Howell