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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 4,151) 5th September 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Bratt

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Macclesfield Town Macc'field

Crewe 2

C Zola (12)
J Grant (85)

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Macc'field 1

R Sappleton (32)

Alex take derby honours

Silkmen put to the sword

Last Updated: 05/09/09 6:24pm

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Zola: Opened the scoring

Zola: Opened the scoring

Joel Grant's first goal of the season earned Crewe maximum points in a 2-1 win against Macclesfield.

Joel Grant's first goal of the season earned Crewe maximum points in a hard-fought 2-1 derby win against Macclesfield.

The Alex took the lead in the 12th minute when Billy Jones whipped in a free-kick and Calvin Zola rose unchallenged to head home.

But a beautifully-flighted ball from Izak Reid fell to Ricky Sappleton and the on-loan Leicester striker rolled a precise finish under goalkeeper David Button to level with half an hour gone.

Ross Draper angled a header towards goal but Button clawed the ball to safety, while Jose Viega produced an impressive stop at the other end to deny Grant's shot which came at the end of a jinking run.

Skipper Billy Jones' curling free-kick crashed off the underside of the bar and may have crossed the line but referee Steve Bratt waved play on.

But Grant settled it with five minutes to go, racing on to John Brayford's long ball and burying a low drive into the bottom corner.

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7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
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13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
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15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
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17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
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22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18

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