Crewe Alex defeated Chesterfield 5-1 at home on Saturday. Chris Porter grabbed a brace as the League Two side continues their decent start to the campaign.

The result was expected as their visitors were struggling after six games in the league.

Porter scored his season’s fifth, sending his effort past Tommy Lee at the meeting at Gresty Road in the sixth minute. His effort was the major highlight of the first half even though Chris O’Grady sent a volley in an equalizer attempt and Matthew Briggs had a chance.

Immediately after the break, Chesterfield were weakened with another early goal from Porter two minutes in. Perry Ng netted his first for the club to make it 3-0 few minutes later. Keeper Lee had sent a poor throw which Ng intercepted and netted.

In the 66th minute, it became 4-0 as Cooper scored. The visitors had one pulled back due to an own goal from Eddie Nolan. Kristian Dennis’ effort came off the bar and hit Nolan to score. Crewe were not done with the 4-1 scoreline as CallumAinley came off the bench to score the last in the 81st minute.

The game was largely balance in terms of possession and attempt. However, the hosts were way more precise upfront and their efforts yielded goals, compared to their opponents.

The victory takes Crewe up to the 4th spot in the standings after 11 points in six games. Chesterfield continue to suffer at the bottom of the table as they better only Port Vale.