As there is no football for the foreseeable future (and for good reason due to the Covid-19 pandemic), we’ll have a look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in previous years of this century.
2002 – Gillingham 1-0 Crewe:
The first game of this round-up came 18 years ago with a trip to the Priestfield Stadium to face Gillingham where Marlon King scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time.
Alex: Bankole; Foster, Macauley, Sodje, Smith; Rix (Sorvel 62), Lunt, Whalley, Vaughan; Street (S. Jones 72); Hulse
2006 – QPR 1-2 Crewe:
We travelled down to Queens Park Rangers to play at Loftus Road. Kenny Lunt would give the Alex the lead 6 minutes before half-time with David Vaughan sealing the win for the visitors on 73 minutes, despite Gareth Ainsworth scoring late on for the hosts. Former Alex full-back played the first 64 minutes for QPR.
Alex: Turnbull; Otsemobor, Bougherra, Foster, B. Jones; Bell, Lunt, Grant, S. Jones; Rodgers (Vaughan 60), Taylor (Varney 89)
2013 – Crewe 1-0 Preston North End:
The first home game of this column saw the club host Preston at the Alexandra Stadium with Brad Inman scoring the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute.
Alex: A. Martin; Stewart, Davis, Ellis, Mellor; Inman (Moore 72), Turton, Osman, Colclough; Clayton (Tootle 88), Pogba (Ellington 79)
2017 – Crewe 1-2 Cambridge United:
The final game of the column sees a home game with Cambridge. Luke Berry would give the visitors the lead on 37 minutes before an own goal from Leon Legge levelled the score just before the hour-mark. Berry would score the winner 18 minutes from time while former Alex loanee forward Uche Ikpeazu came on for the final 29 minutes.
Alex: Garratt; Turton, Ray, Nugent, Bakayago (Ng 76); Jones, Bingham, Cooke (Kiwomya 76); Bowery, Dagnall, Cooper