A first-half goal each from Crewe’s Oliver Finney and Mikael Mandron condemned Charlton to their third consecutive League One defeat. So, in Wednesday night’s midweek League One football results, the Railwaymen secured a 2-1 win at home over Charlton.
Substitute Mason Burstow offered Johnnie Jackson’s side hope with 10 minutes left.
Also, referee Rob Lewis ruled out Elliot Lee’s deflected stoppage-time effort.
So, finally, Crewe breathed a sigh of relief as they recorded their third win in five games. They have now climbed within four points of safety.
Lee wasted a simple first-half chance for the Addicks after Jonathan Leko drove the ball across the six-yard box. However, the attacker’s touch let him down in front of goal.
League One Football Results – The Railwaymen Secured a 2-1 Win
Charlton goalkeeper Stephen Henderson did well to push away a well-hit half volley from Scott Robertson at his near post.
But he was unable to hold Mandron’s stinging shot. And for the rebound, Finney was on hand to bury the ball for Crewe’s 38th-minute lead.
Henderson came off his line to thwart Chris Long as Crewe appealed in vain for a penalty.
But they made it count from the resulting corner, that Tom Lowery subsequently took. Then, Mandron jumped the highest to glance a header on into the far corner for the hosts’ second goal yesterday.
And, by pushing out Ben Purrington’s header at the far post, Dave Richards preserved Crewe’s two-goal lead after the restart.
The relegation-threatened Crewe’s Alex came close to scoring a third goal when Long drove an effort against the post’s outside.
Instead, Charlton managed to cut the deficit when Richards parried Conor Washington’s shot. But Burstow followed up the rebound from this shot in the 80th minute with a header.
Then late drama ensued as Lee’s finish didn’t count for being offside after a lengthy discussion between the officials.