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Crewe Alexandra were held to a 1-1 draw by Conference Premier newcomers Chester City in their latest pre-season friendly at the Deva Stadium.

New midfielder Anthony Grant was given his first run-out but it was the non-leaguers soon enjoying the ascendency. Craig Linfield clipped the crossbar with a free-kick after already forcing an earlier save from Steve Phillips.

The visitors went ahead against the run of play when Harry Davis scored from the spot after Ryan Colclough was brought down inside the area.

Mathias Pogba then headed wide and Phillips was called into further action at the other end. He also denied a Marc Williams header following the break.

An equaliser did arrive through a close-range finish from Danny Harrison while Alex newcomer Colclough twice missed late on and substitute Oliver Turton also hoisted over.

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Writer:Vital Crewe
Date:Saturday July 20 2013
Time: 9:36PM

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