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2017/18 English League Two, Regular Season
  • Shaun Miller (88')

Shaun Miller strike earns Crewe maximum points

Shaun Miller came off the bench to grab the only goal of the game for Crewe and leave struggling Morecambe looking over their shoulders.
In a poor-quality game, chances were at a premium, with the Shrimpers' Callum Lang missing the visitors' best opening when he failed to convert from close range in the second half.
But Miller made no mistake as he fired a volley into the top corner in the 89th minute to take Crewe to the 50-point mark for the season.
Early on, Jordan Bowery was thwarted by veteran goalkeeper Barry Roche, who saved with his legs after the in-form striker raced clear on the left of the box.
Morecambe suffered a blow when the lively Garry Thompson crumpled on the turf with a serious-looking leg injury and departed on a stretcher. But they went close when skipper Michael Rose's low free-kick forced a fingertip save from Ben Garratt.
Crewe finished the half the stronger and Luke Conlan was well-placed to block a Bowery effort and Roche was out bravely to save at the feet of Paul Green.
But Lang should have put the visitors ahead after the break when he arrived onto substitute Gregg Wylde's cross, only to prod wide.
It was a costly miss as Miller pounced after Eddie Nolan headed on from a corner.

English League Two Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Swindon Town 20 +13 39
2 Exeter City 20 +5 36
3 Forest Green Rovers 20 +9 35
4 Cheltenham Town 19 +16 34
5 Crewe Alexandra 19 +10 34
6 Bradford City 19 +9 34
7 Northampton Town 20 +8 31
8 Colchester United 19 +7 30
9 Plymouth Argyle 19 +5 29
10 Port Vale 20 -1 28
11 Cambridge United 20 +5 27
12 Newport County 18 +2 27
13 Salford City 20 -6 25
14 Scunthorpe United 20 +1 24
15 Macclesfield Town 19 -3 23
16 Crawley Town 20 -6 22
17 Walsall 20 -11 22
18 Mansfield Town 20 -3 21
19 Leyton Orient 20 -8 21
20 Grimsby Town 18 -5 20
21 Oldham Athletic 19 -7 20
22 Carlisle United 20 -12 20
23 Stevenage 19 -9 15
24 Morecambe 20 -19 15