Date: 7th March 2017 at 12:11am
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In this column we look at how each of the U18 & U23 teams have done over the weekend (including give out the teams that played for each) as well as looking how loan players Harry Davis, Lewis Reilly, Daniel Udoh and Ross Woodcock did for their loan clubs.

Crewe Alexandra 2-2 Bristol City (U18 Professional Development League 2):
Goals from Josh Lundstram and Regann Griffiths helped Lee Bell’s U18 team to come back from a 2-0 deficit to draw the game 2-2. The draw means that we remain in 6th place of the 10 teams in the Northern section and the team are back in action this Saturday against Barnsley (11am kick-off at Reaseheath).

Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Nottingham Forest (U23 Professional Development League 2)
Perry Ng’s stoppage-time volley from outside the area gave the U23 team a victory yesterday afternoon at Reaseheath. Forest took the lead in the first half through Aaron Smith before trailist Sam Heathcote (a 19 year old Altrincham central defender) equalised on 55 minutes.

That win takes the Under-23 team up to 3rd in their 10 team league and they are back in action against Charlton on Wednesday 15th (1pm kick-off at Reaseheath).

Team: Richards; Wilkinson, Ng, Heathcote, Pickering; Dale, Finney, Ainley, Kirk; Saunders (Reilly 69), Udoh

Loan Watch:
Harry Davis played the full game and scored the opener in St. Mirren’s 4-1 defeat at Celtic in the Scottish Cup Quarter-Final. St. Mirren next play on Wednesday night as they travel to Raith Rovers whilst they host Dunfermline on Saturday.

Daniel Udoh came off the bench for Solihull Moors for the final 17 minutes of their 0-0 draw at Dover. The Moors host Braintree on Saturday afternoon.

Lewis Reilly scored twice and assisted the opener, playing the full game, in Radcliffe Borough’s 3-3 draw at Droylsden with them having taken a 3-0 lead before they were pegged back in the final half hour. Radcliffe have a home game against Glossop North End tonight whilst they also have a trip to Ossett Town on Saturday.

Ross Woodcock came on for Alsager Town at half time in their 3-0 defeat against Litherland Remyca. Alsager next play on Thursday night at St. Helens before a Saturday fixture against Cheadle.