In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years.
2004 – Crewe 0-0 Rotherham United
The first game of this round-up came 16 years ago saw Rotherham United arrive at the Alexandra Stadium and play out a goalless draw with the Alex. Future Crewe centre-back Julien Baudet was an unused sub for the visitors.
Alex: Williams; Wright, Foster, Moses, B. Jones; Lunt, Cochrane, Sorvel, Vaughan; Hignett (S. Jones 59), Ashton
2015 – Crewe 0-0 Crawley Town
The second and final game of this column saw Crawley Town make the journey north 5 years ago with the same scoreline the final result. Former Alex forward Mathias Pogba would play the first 85 minutes for the visitors before being replaced by Dean Morgan, himself a former Alex loanee.
Alex: Rachubka, Turton, Davis, Tate, Leigh; Atkinson, Grant, Ness; Dalla Valle (Haber 90), Ikpeazu (Inman 76), Ajose (Colclough 61)
Spoiler: There are goals in tomorrow’s column, unlike this one.