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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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2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39

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