Goals from Perry Ng and Harry Pickering handed Crewe Alex all three points in their final away day of the season at Crawley on Saturday.
The homegrown duo struck either side of a Jimmy Smith goal to maintain the side’s end-of-campaign momentum at the Checkatrade Stadium.
It was far from a vintage performance but the professional nature of the way Crewe secured the points was another feather in their cap in a strong finish to 2017-18.
The Alex have moved up to 16th in League Two.
Crewe went into the game still with David Artell’s target of bettering last season’s 55-point total in sight.
CRAWLEY'S home campaign fizzled out with a 2-1 defeat by Crewe today.
The loss means they finish the League Two season winless in six games at the Checkatrade.
They went behind five minutes in with a touch of fortune for the visitors.
A corner seemed to be headed out well by Josh Yorwerth, but Jamie Sterry picked it up and fired from long range. It was deflected on the way through and found Perry Ng, who fired into the roof of the net.
Reds bounced back four minutes later through a well-crafted Jimmy Smith header.
Lewis Young whipped in a cross to Thomas Verheydt who nodded it to the back post, with captain Smith finishing off to reach double figures for the season.
The second half was even more entertaining, as Crewe got back in front after 51 minutes through Harry Pickering.
He had switched from left to right wing with Callum Ainley, and it paid off as he found space behind Josh Doherty to put a looping shot past Glenn Morris.
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Crawley were left frustrated in their final home game of the season as they were succumbed to a 2-1 defeat by Crewe Alexandra at the Checkatrade Stadium.
Jimmy Smith's tenth goal of the season drew Reds level after Perry Ng had given the visitors a fourth-minute lead but an well-taken goal by Harry Pickering in the 52nd minute meant a muted end to the home campaign for Reds.