Tomorrow afternoon sees a trip down south to Sussex to face Crawley Town at the Checkatrade.com Stadium.
Looking at the hosts, so far this season they have 7 victories, 2 draws and 9 losses in the league as they sit in 13th place in the league, two places above the Alex. In the league, they have beaten Cheltenham Town, Bury, Lincoln City, Morecambe, Yeovil Town, Cambridge United and Newport County, they have drawn against Swindon Town and Exeter City whilst they have lost to Stevenage, Port Vale, Oldham Athletic, Forest Green Rovers, Notts County, Colchester United, Tranmere Rovers, MK Dons and Grimsby Town.
In cup competitions, they lost at Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup 2-1 and went out in the FA Cup on Tuesday night against Southend United after extra-time in the 1st Round replay. In the EFL Trophy, they beat Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-21 team on penalties before losing to both Portsmouth and Gillingham as they finished bottom of their group.
Looking back in the archives, the two teams have met 12 times with Crewe leading the head-to-head with 6 wins to 2 with 4 draws. Crawley’s biggest win came in December 2016 with a 2-0 win at the Alexandra Stadium with Crewe’s biggest win coming at the same venue with a 3-0 score-line in December last year. Crewe completed the league double over Crawley last season with the aforementioned game in South Cheshire and a 2-1 win in Sussex.
Who are the officials for the game?
The officials for this game see Lee Collins as the man in the middle where he is assisted by Gareth Viccars and Gregory Read with Samuel Ogles as the fourth official. During the last 5 seasons the following Crewe games have been refereed by Collins:
- Swindon Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra (23rd August 2014)
- Swindon Town 4-3 Crewe Alexandra (16th January 2016) – Inman (2), Colclough
- Peterborough United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra (2nd April 2016)
- Cambridge United 2-1 Crewe Alexandra (17th December 2016) – Jones