Cheltenham Town 2-1 Crewe Alexandra (AET)

Striker George Lloyd’s extra-time header steered Cheltenham into the third round of the FA Cup with victory over Crewe.

Finn Azaz had handed the League Two hosts the perfect start, scoring after just three minutes when he pounced on a poor headed clearance to drill a shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

The visitors had two good chances to level around the half-hour mark. First Harry Pickering’s 31st-minute free-kick was palmed away by home keeper Scott Flinders. Next a clearance from the keeper hit his own defender Charlie Raglan before bouncing just wide of the gaping goal.

Cheltenham went close either side of half-time through Liam Sercombe and Alfie May before the League One visitors threatened through Dan Powell and Luke Murphy, Flinders saving well on each occasion.

Crewe’s equaliser came after 63 minutes when Powell’s 20-yard shot took a deflection to wrong-foot the Robins keeper.

Raglan planted a header wide deep in injury time to ensure the tie went to the extra 30 minutes and it took just four minutes for Cheltenham to find the winner, Lloyd heading in after Sercombe had helped on Tom Sang’s cross.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 17FreestoneBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBoyleat 84′minutes
  • 11Blair
  • 8Clements
  • 26Sercombe
  • 18AzazSubstituted forSangat 74′minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 19LloydSubstituted forWilliamsat 105′minutes
  • 10MayBooked at 80mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 9Reid
  • 14Williams
  • 15Boyle
  • 20Griffiths
  • 27Sang
  • 28Chapman

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 17Offord
  • 16Lancashire
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forFinneyat 6′minutesSubstituted forLoweryat 100′minutes
  • 4Wintle
  • 28MurphySubstituted forZanzalaat 105′minutes
  • 7PowellSubstituted forDaleat 64′minutes
  • 9Porter
  • 10Kirk

Substitutes

  • 8Lowery
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 15Zanzala
  • 18Griffiths
  • 19Dale
  • 23Johnson

Referee:
James Adcock

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Second Half Extra Time ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Foul by Luke Offord (Crewe Alexandra).

  5. Hand ball by Tom Sang (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Foul by Alfie May (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Oliver Lancashire (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Foul by Andy Williams (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by William Boyle.

  13. Hand ball by Tom Sang (Cheltenham Town).

  14. Attempt saved. Alfie May (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Second Half Extra Time begins Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  16. Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Offrande Zanzala replaces Luke Murphy.

  17. First Half Extra Time ends, Cheltenham Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  18. Attempt missed. Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

  19. Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andy Williams replaces George Lloyd.

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