Alex held to draw
Vadaine Oliver struck a fine goal but Crewe Alexandra were held 1-1 by Leek Town in their latest pre-season run-out.
Oliver opened the scoring eight minutes before the break when drilling in an angled finish from around 35-yards.
Billy Waters and George Cooper were both then denied by home goalkeeper Ben Chapman, until substitute Liam Shotton took advantage of defensive hesitation to equalise early in the second-half.
Both sides continued to chase a winner, but the visitors' youngsters were in the end forced to settle on a draw.
Crewe are again in action today when taking on Conference Premier outfit Chester at the Deva Stadium.
Crewe Alex: Garratt, Mullarkey, Kearns, Ng, Audel, Jones (Howell, 70), Nolan, Cooper (Johnston, 64), Waters, Molyneux, Oliver (Saunders, 60)
subs (unused): Prichard-Ellis, Shearer, Brown
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