Tomorrow afternoon sees Crawley Town arrive at the Alexandra Stadium looking to complete a league double for themselves after winning the game in Sussex earlier in the season.
Looking at the hosts, so far this season they have 12 victories, 7 draws and 18 losses in the league as they sit in 18th place in the league. In the league, they have beaten Cheltenham Town, Bury, Lincoln City, Morecambe, Yeovil Town, Cambridge United, Newport County, us, Colchester United, Cheltenham Town, Swindon Town and Grimsby Town, they have drawn against Swindon Town, Exeter City, Newport, Bury, Northampton Town, Macclesfield Town and Mansfield Town whilst they have lost to Stevenage twice, Port Vale twice, Oldham Athletic twice, Forest Green Rovers, Notts County, Colchester, Tranmere Rovers, MK Dons twice, Grimsby, Northampton, Macclesfield, Carlisle United and Mansfield.
In cup competitions, they lost at Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup 2-1 and went out in the FA Cup 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 13 times with Crewe leading the head-to-head with 6 wins to 3 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 Sebastian Stockbridge as the man in the middle where he is assisted by Paul Newhouse and Grant Taylor with Matthew Jones as the fourth official. During the last 5 seasons the following Crewe games have been refereed by Stockbridge:
- Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Notts County (25th March 2014) – Ellis
- Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Preston North End (28th December 2014) – Cooper
- Burton Albion 0-0 Crewe Alexandra (20th October 2015)
- Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Barnsley (27th February 2016) – Guthrie
- Crewe Alexandra 1-4 Cheltenham Town (15th November 2016, FA Cup)
- Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Cambridge United (1st April 2017) – o.g.
- Crewe Alexandra 2-0 Grimsby Town (1st January 2018) – Porter, Walker
- Carlisle United 1-0 Crewe Alexandra (25th August 2018)
- Bury 3-1 Crewe Alexandra (1st January 2019) – Porter