In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years on April 14th.
2001 – Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Crewe:
The first game of this round-up came 19 years ago with a trip to Molineux with neither team able to break the deadlock.
Alex: Bankole; Wright, Foster, Sodje, Smith; Lunt, Sorvel, Street, Jack; Hulse (Ashton 87), Little
2007 – Port Vale 3-0 Crewe:
The second game saw a trip to Vale Park to face the Vale. Robin Hulbert gave the hosts the lead on 36 minutes with second-half goals from Leon Constantine and former Alex striker Luke Rodgers (who played the first 71 minutes) extending the lead.
Alex: Williams; Moss, Baudet, O’Donnell, Jones; Rix (Carrington 62), O’Connor, Roberts, Jack (Miller 15); Lowe, Maynard (Pope 62)
2012 – Macclesfield Town 2-2 Crewe:
Game 3 saw the short trip across Cheshire to face Macclesfield Town. A Lewis Chalmers penalty gave the hosts the lead before a brace from Nick Powell either side of half-time saw the Alex ahead with Colin Daniel getting the equaliser 10 minutes from time against his former club (having come on in the 56th minute).
Alex: Phillips; Davis, Dugdale, Artell, Mellor; Moore, Murphy, Westwood, Bodin (Miller 89); Powell; Leitch-Smith (Clayton 90)
2015 – Peterborough United 1-1 Crewe:
The next game saw a trip to face Peterborough. Lauri Dalla Valle gave the Alex a third-minute lead with Conor Washington levelling midway through the second half.
Alex: Rachubka; Turton, Ray, Tate (Guthrie 32), Davis, Leigh; Grant, Jones; Dalla Valle, Haber (Ikpeazu 77), Ajose (Cooper 87)
2017 – Crewe 2-2 Notts County:
The penultimate game saw Notts County travel to the Alexandra Stadium. Adam Campbell gave the visitors the lead in the 9th minute with Chris Dagnall levelling on 38 minutes. Former Alex midfielder Michael O’Connor gave County the lead again on 51 minutes while James Jones levelled midway through the second half. Both O’Connor and Matt Tootle played the full game for the visitors.
Alex: Garratt; Turton, Ray, Nugent (Ng 69), Bakayago; Jones, Bingham, Cooke; Bowery, Dagnall, Cooper (Wintle 69)
2018: Luton Town 3-1 Crewe:
The final game of the column took place 2 years ago with a trip to Kenilworth Road. Jordan Bowery scored the opener for the Alex on 35 minutes with Danny Hylton and Elliot Lee scoring to see the hosts in front at the break before Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu scored 6 minutes after half-time sealed the win.
Alex: Garratt; Ng, Ray, Nolan, Pickering; Jones, Wintle, Green (Dagnall 77); Bowery, Miller (Porter 57), Kirk (Ainley 57)