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Broadhall Way (ATT 2,826) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

Stevenage Stevenage vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Stevenage 2

L Freeman (27)
R Shroot (81)

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Crewe 2

A Leitch-Smith (6, 8)
C Aneke (S/O 73)

Shroot spares Boro blushes

Last Updated: 15/09/12 5:49pm

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Shroot: Netted a late equaliser

Shroot: Netted a late equaliser

Substitute Robin Shroot netted nine minutes from time as Stevenage came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with 10-man Crewe.

Stevenage appeared to be slipping to their first league defeat of the new term with just 10 minutes gone - Crewe striker Ajay Leitch-Smith netting twice in as many minutes.

However the hosts hit back through Luke Freeman in the 27th minute before Chuks Aneke saw red for a two-footed lunge after the break and Shroot pounced to seal a draw late on.

Crewe hit the front with just six minutes gone as Leitch-Smith stole a march on his marker at the far post to meet a low cross and fire high into the roof of the net.

And it was Leitch-Smith who made it two little more than a minute later, racing clear of Boro's back four to finish emphatically across keeper Chris Day.

Stevenage reduced the arrears when Freeman smashed home a vicious 25-yard drive while loanee Aneke was dismissed for an ugly two-footed lunge on Anthony Grant in the 73rd minute. And Shroot made him pay eight minutes later collecting on the turn and firing past the stricken Alan Martin.

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Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 9 21
2 Milton Keynes Dons 8 16
3 Peterborough United 9 16
4 Swindon Town 8 15
5 Chesterfield 8 14
6 Bradford City 9 14
7 Rochdale 9 13
8 Preston North End 8 13
9 Fleetwood Town 9 13
10 Sheffield United 8 13
11 Coventry City 9 12
12 Gillingham 9 12
13 Yeovil Town 9 12
14 Oldham Athletic 9 11
15 Doncaster Rovers 8 11
16 Notts County 8 10
17 Leyton Orient 8 10
18 Crawley Town 9 10
19 Barnsley 8 9
20 Walsall 9 8
21 Port Vale 9 8
22 Scunthorpe United 9 7
23 Colchester United 9 6
24 Crewe Alexandra 8 4