In this column, we look at how Crewe Alexandra have done on this day in the previous 20 years.
2005 – Crewe 1-2 Derby County:
The first game of this round-up came 15 years ago with Derby making the journey to the Alexandra Stadium. Grzegorz Rasiak gave the visitors the lead on 16 minutes, Tommy Smith doubled the lead with 16 minutes to play with David Vaughan scoring in the final minute for the Alex.
Alex: Williams; McCready, Moses, Murdock, Tonkin; Bell (White 72), Lunt, Sorvel, Vaughan; S. Jones, Varney
2008 – Crewe 1-3 Southend United:
The second game saw Southend make the long journey north 3 years later. Former Alex loanee Lee Barnard and James Walker gave the visitors a 2-goal lead inside the opening 20 minutes, Nicky Maynard would halve the deficit on 74 minutes before Barnard added his second 6 minutes later. Future Alex midfielder Anthony Grant came on for the final 6 minutes.
Alex: Williams; Abbey, Baudet (O’Donnell 90), McCready, Woodards (Carrington 55); Lunt, Roberts, Schumacher, Anyinsah; Maynard, Morgan
2010 – Crewe 1-2 Cheltenham Town:
The third game saw Cheltenham travel to the Alexandra Stadium. Justin Richards brace (the second of which was a penalty) gave the visitors control of the game with Carl Martin scoring for the Alex in stoppage-time.
Alex: Phillips; Brayford, O’Donnell (Martin 77), Mitchel-King, Tootle; Murphy (Zola 56), Bailey, Schumacher, Grant; Donaldson, Miller
2014 – Crawley Town 1-2 Crewe:
The final game for today saw a trip to Broadfield Stadium to face Crawley Town. Uche Ikpeazu gave the visitors the lead on 18 minutes with Jamie Proctor equalising with 20 minutes to play before Brad Inman would score the winner with 10 minutes to play.
Alex: Garratt; Tootle, Dugdale; Ellis, Guthrie; Aneke (Ray 87), Nolan, Grant; Moore, Ikpeazu (Oliver 66), Pogba (Inman 73)