Crewe Alex: Match and player ratings
CHELTENHAM TOWN 0
CREWE ALEX 2
(Powell 15, Moore 82)
Cheltenham 47 per cent
Crewe 53 per cent
Cheltenham 18 (7 on target)
Crewe 12 (4 on target)
Craig Pawson (Sheffield) 7
YELLOW – Cheltenham: None; Crewe: None. RED – Cheltenham: None; Crewe: None.
PHILLIPS: Excelled when he needed to, making a decisive second-half stop to deny Kaid Mohamed when he was clean through on goal 8
DAVIS: Kept a steady head throughout as he cleared his lines with confidence when danger threatened 7
MELLOR: Defended stoically by putting his frame on the line when needed – and almost sneaked a goal at the other end when showing his aerial prowess at a corner 7
ARTELL: The Alex skipper was a man-mountain standing in the way of awkward targetman Ben Burgess 8
DUGDALE: Another who earned the plaudits at the back when Cheltenham piled on the pressure during the first half 8
MOORE: Drifted in and out of the game, but took the second decisive goal with clinical aplomb 7
MURPHY: Worked his socks off to get Crewe moving through their passing gears 8
WESTWOOD: Toiled long and hard under the scorching sun, providing useful deliveries from set-plays 7
TOOTLE: Again showed his credentials in a wide midfield role 7
LEITCH-SMITH: Worked hard to get space, but found few openings. Set up Moore for the second goal, though 7
POWELL: Man-of-the-match after another exuberant display capped by a superb goal 8
MAX CLAYTON (for Powell, 79): The youngster nearly sneaked on to the scoresheet at the death 7
CARL MARTIN (for Leitch-Smith, 85): Shored things up in the closing minutes as Crewe looked to remain in control 7
BELL (for Mellor, 90): Handed a deserved Wembley appearance for the six minutes of added time 6
Not used: Bodin, Alan Martin.
CHELTENHAM TOWN: Brown, Jombati, Garbutt, Elliott, Bennett, McGlashan, Pack (Penn, 83), Summerfield, Mohammed, Burgess (Spencer, 83), Goulding (Duffy, 74).
Not used: Smikle, Lowe.