In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years.
2003 – Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Crewe:
The first game of this round-up came 17 years ago with a trip to Loftus Road to face QPR. Neither team would break the deadlock (the hosts having both Clarke Carlisle and Stephen Kelly sent off for 2 bookings each) but the result was enough for the Alex to be promoted automatically back to the 2nd tier a season after relegation.
Alex: Ince; Foster, Walker, Walton, Vaughan; Lunt, Brammer, Sorvel, Oakes (S. Jones 46); Hulse, Jack (Rix 80)
2008 – AFC Bournemouth 1-0 Crewe:
The next game saw a trip to Dean Court to face Bournemouth with Sam Vokes scoring the only goal of the game in the 55th minute.
Alex: Williams; Abbey, Baudet (Carrington 59), O’Donnell, McCready; Lunt, Roberts, Schumacher (S. Jones 76), Morgan; Maynard, Pope
2014 – Bristol City 0-0 Crewe:
The final game of the column took place 6 years ago with a trip to Ashton Gate with neither team able to break the deadlock
Alex: Garratt; Tootle, Ellis, Dugdale, Guthrie; Turton, Nolan, Grant; Moore, Ikpeazu, Pogba (Inman 87)