Collins' U21's come up short in the west countryCrewe Alexandra U21's couldn't build on impressive opening day victory as Bristol City sent James Collins' side back to Cheshire pointless.
A goal in each half from City's Wes Burns & Lewis Hall gave the hosts a 2-0 victory over an experimental Alex side, filled mainly with youth players.
Joe Howell & Liam O'Neill has early chances for the Railwaymen, but Bristol went in front after 37 minutes when Burns twisted & turned his marker before sliding home from 16 yards.
Toby Mullarkey had a chance to level matters just before the break, but the hots doubled their advantage 14 minutes into the second half when Hall floated a curling effort over the keeper.
After two games, the Alex U21's have now won one, lost one, after an opening 4-2 home success over Brentford.
The team are next in action on Monday 8th September at home against Colchester United.
Crewe Alex U21: Trialist (GK), Neal, Audel, Ng, Baillie, Cooper, Mullarkey, Howell, O'Neil, Prichard-Ellis, Saunders.