Crewe came from behind to deservedly clinch a third successive league win with a 2-1 victory at Crawley.
The Alex, now unbeaten since the opening game of the season, put Crawley under heavy early pressure and defender Tom Dallison made a crucial block from a goal-bound shot by Charlie Kirk.
Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris thwarted two attempts by Daniel Powell before Chris Porter saw a deflected effort go wide from Tom Lowery’s free-kick.
The hosts broke the deadlock against the run of play in the 16th minute when former Birmingham midfielder Bez Lubala, fed by Ashley Nathaniel-George, strode through to net his fourth league goal in as many games from just inside the area.
Crewe drew level in the 30th minute through midfielder Ryan Wintle who fired home from 15 yards following a ball into the box by Paul Green.
The Alex went in front 10 minutes after the break through Green who headed in a cross from Kirk at the far post.
David Artell’s side continued to threaten and keeper Morris dived to hold a low drive from Powell.
Crawley put the Crewe defence under some pressure late on, but keeper Will Jaaskelainen was not seriously tested.
The win sees Crewe climb to the top of the League Two table.