UK time is: 03:56:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Alex pegged back late

<div style='background-color: #FF0000;'><a href='http://www.rsspump.com/?web_widget/rss_ticker/news_widget' title='News Widget'>News Widget</a></div>

Mathias Pogba was again on target as Crewe Alexandra were held to a 1-1 draw in their penultimate pre-season game at Tamworth.

The former Wrexham striker crashed the visitors in front on six minutes after accelerating away from his marker and finding the bottom corner.

But their opponents were always well in the contest and struck the woodwork three times after the break, until being rewarded when Marcus Kelly equalised with six minutes remaining.

Alex earlier named youngsters Oliver Turton, Andy White and Brendan Daniels in their starting line-up while there was also a welcome return to action for midfielder Luke Murphy.

Tamworth striker Jean-Paul Marna appeared lively for the non-leaguers and threatened on a couple of occasions before their recent signing Peter Till also shot wide.

Crewe keeper Alan Martin then blocked well with his legs from the bustling Marna following the restart and the same player also had an effort ruled out for offside.

Adam Cunnington suffered a similar fate for the hosts after Scott Barrow struck an upright before Alex survived a major scare as Cunnington twice hit the woodwork with substitute keeper Ben Garratt frantically trying to block.

Garratt also had to turn a later attempt from Tommy Wright against the post before Kelly finally equalised on 84 minutes with a superb twenty-yard finish into the top corner.

LATEST ON THE VITAL CREWE FORUMS ...

Join The Vital Debate




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



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Crewe Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 4 2012

Time: 6:13PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Davis delighted with opening win (Saturday September 13 2014)

Crewe triumph in derby (Saturday September 13 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Port Vale (Saturday September 13 2014)

Skipper relieved by closure (Friday September 12 2014)

Rivals in derby action (Friday September 12 2014)

Davis calls for calm (Friday September 12 2014)

Davis relishes derby prospect (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Crewe linked with defender (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Trio require check (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Players discuss way forward (Wednesday September 10 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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fleetwood 2 - 1 Crewe
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Gillingham 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Walsall 7 1 4 2 0 7
19. Doncaster 6 2 1 3 -3 7
20. Leyton Orient 6 1 3 2 -1 6
21. Colchester 7 1 2 4 -3 5
22. Port Vale 7 1 2 4 -4 5
23. Scunthorpe 7 1 1 5 -12 4
24. Crewe 6 1 0 5 -8 3

Breaking League News

Iron Test for Sky Blues
Coventry : 16/09/2014 01:00:00
Preview: MK Dons vs Bradford
MK Dons : 15/09/2014 22:22:00
An Evening With Gordan Banks
Walsall : 15/09/2014 22:17:00
Doncaster Rovers v Crawley Town Team News
Doncaster : 15/09/2014 21:14:00
Vital Posh August GOAL of the Month Result
Peterborough : 15/09/2014 20:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 55%
No 45%