UK time is: 06:01:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ashton Wins First England Cap

Dean Ashton won his first England cap tonight after starting against Trinidad & Tobago. The Alex legend started in the 3-0 win before being taken off at half time by Fabio Capello.

It was a long wait for Deano, who two years ago broke his ankle in training days before he was set to make his first England start. After a year in recovery and another year finding match fitness, Ashton can now join the long list of former Crewe players to have represented England. From Stan Bowles to David Platt, right up to Seth Johnson and Danny Murphy.

Playing in a deep role, Ashton did fail to get on the scoresheet despite the lowly opposition - though you could pin some blame on the ever selfish Jermain Defoe, who'd sooner embarrass himself than pass to a team mate. Deano's best chance came from a deep Beckham cross which Ashton couldn't quite volley in.

Had he scored though, it'd have been special for more than the obvious reasons. Facing Ashton in the Trinidad & Tobago nets was another Alex legend & a former team mate of Ashton's in Clayton Ince. The big keeper who put his international career on hold for so long whilst at the Alex was making his 65th appearance for his country.

So well done to Deano, marking a perfect way to end what must have been a torturous time in his career . We can only hope he did enough to remain in Fabio Capello's future plans.



BR>




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 2 2008

Time: 12:18AM

Your Comments

And he played brilliantly!
Boxer
Good to see he's back to full fitness, I really couldn't bring myself to watch the game.
dazza71
always new he would play for england and he played really well. what a player
jamiekilgannon1
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Striker on trial (Friday November 28 2014)

Defender remains out (Friday November 28 2014)

Crewe could make changes (Friday November 28 2014)

Striker confident of goals (Thursday November 27 2014)

Winger on loan (Thursday November 27 2014)

Defender arrives on loan (Thursday November 27 2014)

Lesson learned says Davis (Thursday November 27 2014)

Crewe snap up strike pair (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Striker extends loan (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Crewe keen on defender (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Railway Man 3
2. sankeyred 2
3. MikeSB 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Leyton Orient 4 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 0 Chesterfield
Crawley 1 - 1 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 1 Sheff Utd
Crewe 1 - 0 Peterborough
Walsall 0 - 1 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19
20. Gillingham 18 4 6 8 -7 18
21. Colchester 18 4 5 9 -4 17
22. Yeovil 18 4 5 9 -14 17
23. Scunthorpe 17 4 4 9 -11 16
24. Crewe 18 4 3 11 -22 15

Breaking League News

Team News: Gillingham v Port Vale
Port Vale : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Team News: Rochdale v Oldham
Oldham : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Team News: Crawley v Chesterfield
Crawley : 29/11/2014 06:00:00
Notts County : 28/11/2014 21:44:00
Bristol City : 28/11/2014 21:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 50%
No 50%