In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years on April 12th.
2003 – Blackpool 0-1 Crewe:
The first game of this round-up came 17 years ago with a trip to Bloomfield Road to face Blackpool with Kenny Lunt getting the only goal of the game in the 69th minute.
Alex: Ince; Sodje (Hulse 42), Walker, Walton, Foster; Lunt, Brammer, Sorvel, Vaughan; Ashton (Oakes 86), Jack
2004 – Crewe 3-1 Coventry City:
A year later saw Coventry make the short journey to the Alexandra Stadium. Michael Higdon opened the scoring just after half-time with Michael Symes doubling the lead on 64 minutes. Onandi Lowe would halve the deficit on 83 minutes with Dean Ashton scoring a penalty in the final minute. Future Alex keeper Scott Shearer would play the full game for the visitors.
Alex: Williams; Wright, Moses, Foster, B. Jones (McCready 80); Lunt, Brammer, Cochrane, S. Jones; Higdon, Symes (Ashton 86)
2008 – Yeovil Town 0-3 Crewe:
2008 saw a long trip to Huish Park to face Yeovil. Nicky Maynard would give the Alex the lead on 8 minutes before he would double it on 58 minutes with Tom Pope adding the third in the final minute.
Alex: Williams; Abbey, Baudet, McCready, Boyle; Lunt, Roberts, Schumacher, Anyinsah (O’Donnell 90); Maynard, Pope
2014 – Crewe 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers:
The final game of the column took place 6 years ago with Wolves travelling to the Alexandra Stadium. Kevin McDonald would open the scoring just before half-time with David Edwards adding the second midway through the second period.
Alex: Garratt; Tootle, Ellis, Dugdale, Guthrie; Grant, Evans (Nolan 46), Aneke (sent off 45); Moore, Ikpeazu (Pogba 72), Inman (Waters 73)