In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years on April 4th.
2002 – Wimbledon 2-0 Crewe
The first game of this round-up came 18 years ago with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Wimbledon. Second-half goals from Neil Shipperley and Jobi McAnuff gave the hosts the victory.
Alex: Bankole; Foster, Macauley (Little 77), Walton, Wright; Lunt, Sorvel, Whalley, Charnock (Smith 82); Ashton, Hulse (S. Jones 87)
2009 – Swindon Town 0-0 Crewe
The second and final game of this column saw a long trip to the County Ground to face Swindon Town with neither team getting on the scoresheet. Former Alex loanee Anthony McNamee played the full game for the hosts.
Alex: Ruddy; Brayford, Lawrence, Baudet, Broomes, Sheehan (Westwood 77); Woodards, Sigurdsson; Donaldson, Zola (Pope 69), McManus
Editor note: I miss the days when we used to line up with multiple defenders in midfield (not including those who made up our back 5 that afternoon) under Gudjon Thordarson.