Date: 22nd October 2018 at 3:00pm
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The second of 2 long trips on the road in 4 days see the Alex travel to Somerset to face Yeovil Town looking to build on Saturday’s win at Stevenage.

Looking at the hosts, so far this season they have 4 victories, 5 draws and 4 losses in the league as they sit in 7th place. They have beaten Notts County, Stevenage, Grimsby Town and Newport County, they have drawn against Mansfield Town, Oldham Athletic, MK Dons, Exeter City and Tranmere Rovers whilst they have lost to Bury, Swindon Town, Crawley Town and Colchester United.

In cup competitions, they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa in the EFL Cup whilst they have lost on penalties to Exeter and lost to Bristol Rovers in their EFL Trophy group that also contains West Ham United’s Under-21 side.

Looking back in the archives, the two teams have met 12 times with Yeovil leading the head-to-head with 8 wins to 4 with 2 draws. Crewe’s biggest win came in a 3-0 victory at Huish Park in April 2008 while Yeovil’s biggest win came at the same venue in April 2017. Last season’s games saw the Glovers win the corresponding fixture 2-0 last October whilst the teams played out a goalless draw in South Cheshire in February.

Who are the officials for the game?

The officials for this game see Kevin Johnson as the man in the middle where he is assisted by Andrew Laver and Matthew Lee with Savvas Yianni being the fourth official. During the last 5 seasons the following Crewe games have been refereed by Johnson:

  • Chesterfield 1-0 Crewe Alexandra (6th April 2015)
  • Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Blackpool (19th March 2016) – Haber
  • Stevenage 1-2 Crewe Alexandra (6th August 2016) – Lowe, Kiwomya
  • Crewe Alexandra 5-0 Grimsby Town (11th February 2017) – Cooke, Cooper (2), Dagnall (2)
  • Colchester United 3-1 Crewe Alexandra (28th October 2017) – Bowery

I asked Yeovil supporter Darren Taylor for his thoughts going into the game.

What do you think of Yeovil’s transfer activity over the summer?

Pretty good actually. D’Almeida has been a revelation overall and is the pick of the new recruits.

What do you think the team will be for tomorrow’s game?

Nathan Baxter, Tom James, Bevis Mugabi, Gary Warren (Capt), Carl Dickinson, Yoann Arquin, Jake Gray, Sessi D’Almeida, Rhys Browne, Alex Fisher, Olufela Olomola

Who would you say is the one player that we should look for in the Town team?

Sessi D’Almeida

After a run of 6 games without a win in the league, what would you do if you were in charge to break the run (besides the obvious answer of facing the Alex who recently gave Notts County their first win of the season and ended Port Vale’s winless streak away from home this year)?

Despite a couple of huge wins this season (away wins at Notts County (4-0) & Newport County (6-0)), we need change at the club, from the Chairman, John Fry, who is ruining the club as well as Darren Way, the manager who is just not good enough.  Change that and the rest takes care of itself.

What do you think would be a respectable season for the Glovers and who do you think will be promoted and relegated at the end of the season?

Mid-table. Not going up or down. Our squad is good enough for a top-six finish, but we don’t have the brightest manager.

 

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