Ainley seals victory over OwlsCallum Ainley struck in the second half to return Alex Morris' Crewe Alexandra Under 23's to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
The side had lost 3-2 at Reaseheath to Hull City the week previous, but fought back on their home turf to make it four wins in the last five games in all competitions.
Sheffield Wednesday had the better of it for the first 15 minutes, but Crewe then gained control & dominated much of the match - Dan Udoh twice going close in a matter of minutes before the interval.
But the deadlock was broke on 70 minutes, Ainley playing a neat interchange with Charlie Kirk before firing into the net.
Ben Nugent had a great chance to double the lead ten minutes from time, bulleting his point-blank header straight at the Owls goalkeeper - but Morris' side saw out the game for all three points.
Crewe: Richards, Bullock, Nugent, Ray (Wilkinson), Yates, Finney, Wintle, Kirk (Dale), Ainley, Saunders (Pickering), Udoh
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