Date: 15th March 2018 at 5:39am
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There have been five games played on March 15th this century.

In 2003, we hosted Port Vale at the Alexandra Stadium. Neil Sorvel opened the scoring in the 54th minute with Neil Brisco equalising 17 minutes from time.

Crewe: Ince; McCready, Walton, Walker, Tierney; Lunt, Brammer, Sorvel, Vaughan; Ashton, Jack

Vale: Delaney, Brightwell, Brisco, Carragher, Clarke, Walsh (Burns 62), Boyd (Durnin 46), Bridge-Wilkinson, Brooker, Littlejohn, McPhee

2 years later saw a trip to Upton Park to face West Ham United. Teddy Sheringham scored the opener for the hosts with 14 minutes left to play with substitute Steve Jones equalising for the Alex in second-half stoppage-time.

Crewe: Williams; McCready, Walker, Murdock, Tonkin; Lunt, Roberts (White 79), Bell (Cochrane 85), Sorvel, Rivers (S. Jones 78); Varney

West Ham: Bywater, Ward, Ferdinand, Powell, Etherington (Chadwick 44), Fletcher, Newton, Noble, Williams (Zamora 70), Harewood, Sheringham (Mullins 79)

2008 was the next game with a trip to Gillingham`s Priestfield Stadium. Tom Pope gave the visitors the lead after 9 minutes with Nicky Maynard adding a second 5 minutes after the break. Kevin Maher was sent-off for the hosts on 57 minutes whilst Dean Morgan adding a third 14 minutes from time.

Crewe: Williams; Abbey, Woodards, O`Donnell, Boyle; Lunt, O`Connor, Roberts, Morgan (Lowe 86); Maynard (Anyinsah 89), Pope

Gillingham: Royce, Bygrave, King, Nutter, Fuller, Miller, Bentley (Oli 64), Crofts, Maher, Facey (Griffiths 64), Mulligan (Jackson 81)

3 years later saw a home game with Southend United with Shaun Miller scoring the only goal in the 65th minute.

Crewe: Taylor; Ada, Artell, Dugdale, Blanchett; Westwood (Shelley 46), Bell, Murphy; Moore (Grant 73), Miiler, Donaldson

Southend: Morris, Clohessy, Coughlan, Barker, Ferdinand (Soares 81), Grant, Hall (Asante 88), Prosser, Sawyer, Corr, Sturrock (Crawford 80)

The final game was a home game with Oldham Athletic 4 years ago. Gary Harkins opened the scoring for Oldham in the 52nd minute with Harry Davis equalising in the final minute of the game.

Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Davis, Ellis (Mellor 76), Guthrie; Aneke, Evans, Grant; Park (Ikpeazu 68), Pogba (Oliver 55), Inman

Oldham: Rachubka, Lockwood, Wilson, Brown, Grounds, Byrom, Harkins, Philliskirk, Wesolowski, Worrall, Clarke-Harris (McDonald 90)

 

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