Cheltenham 1-0 Crewe - 09-Dec-2017 : Match Report

09 December 2017
Jamie Grimes strike earns Cheltenham win over Crewe

Jamie Grimes' third goal of the season was enough to earn Cheltenham a 1-0 home win over Crewe.

The big centre-half slotted past Ben Garratt in the 52nd minute after a flick from his defensive partner Will Boyle.

Cheltenham were on top for much of the first half, with Danny Wright's powerful effort deflected over the bar in the fourth minute.

Scott Flinders had to make a double save to keep out Chris Porter and then George Cooper in the 35th minute at the other end.

Jerell Sellars' well-struck shot was parried by Garratt two minutes later before a low effort from Perry Ng nearly caught out Flinders after taking a bobble, but he did enough to keep it out.

Mo Eisa was fed by Wright and shot just wide of the far post in the 48th minute, but the breakthrough finally came and Cheltenham celebrated their first League Two win in six.

Substitute Callum Ainley fired high over the bar in the final seconds for Crewe, who rarely threatened to muster a leveller until deep into stoppage time when Cheltenham survived a scramble in the box.