Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 8th
There have been three competitive fixtures on August 8th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2006, 2009 and 2015.
In the opening game of the 2006/07 season, Crewe Alexandra travelled to Belle Vue for the final time as they faced Doncaster Rovers. Nicky Maynard gave Crewe the lead on 11 minutes but that goal was cancelled out by Bruce Dyer`s effort 8 minutes later. Doncaster took the lead in the 63rd minute as veteran midfielder Kevin Horlock and the points were wrapped up 8 minutes after that by James Coppinger.
Crewe: Williams; Otsemobor, Baudet, Kempson, B. Jones; Lowe, Grant (O`Connor 75), Roberts, Vaughan; Higdon, Maynard (Varney 75)
Doncaster: Blayney; Lockwood, S. Roberts, Lee, G. Roberts; Coppinger, Thornton, Horlock, Dyer; Forte (Price 89), Heffernan
In the opening game of the 2009/10 season, Crewe Alexandra hosted Dagenham & Redbridge at the Alexandra Stadium. Jon Nurse gave the Daggers the lead 2 minutes before the break before Byron Moore equalised in the 72nd minute with Paul Benson scoring the winner a couple of minutes later
Crewe: Button; Brayford, O`Donnell, Ada (Miller 82), B. Jones; Mitchel-King, Schumacher (Bailey 63), Grant; Donaldson (Moore 66), Elding, Zola
Dag & Red: Roberts; Doe, Antwi, Arber, Griffiths; Green (Thomas 75), Gain, Taiwo, Thurgood; Benson, Nurse (Ogogo 82)
The final game on August 8th saw Crewe Alexandra host Port Vale at the Alexandra Stadium 2 years ago in a game that finished 0-0.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Ray, Nugent, Guthrie; King (Atkinson 86), Fox, Bingham, Inman (Colclough 56); Dalla Valle, Haber (Cooper 70)
Port Vale: Alnwick; Purkiss, Streete, Duffy, Dickinson; Moore, Grant, Foley (Brown 73), Kelly (Andoh 71); Dodds, Ikpeazu (Leitch-Smith 81)