Mikael Mandron’s second half goal was enough to halt Andy Butler’s unbeaten start to life in charge of Rovers.
Crewe started the better of the two teams but despite their dominance on the ball, they didn’t test keeper Louis Jones in the first half. In fact, it was Rovers who appeared to have taken the lead just after 15 minutes when Jason Lokilo’s corner kick evaded everyone and hit the back of the net – but it was ruled out for a foul on the keeper.
Injuries were the story of the second half and there was less then a minute played before John Bostock was forced off with Reece James following 15 minutes later. Mandron’s winning goal was scored between these two incidents. Rovers probably finished the game the stronger but they were unable to find the goal they needed.