Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 10th
There have been four competitive fixtures on August 10th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2013.
In the opening game of the 2002/03 season, Crewe Alexandra travelled to Sixfields to take on Northampton Town. Neil Sorvel gave Crewe the lead on the half-hour mark before Marco Gabbiadini gave the hosts a point with a goal a couple of minutes from time.
Crewe: Ince; Wright, Sodje, Foster, Vaughan; Lunt, Brammer, Sorvel (Little 84), Rix (Bell 77); Ashton, Hulse
Northampton: Harper; Gill, Hope, Harsley (Carruthers 82), Spedding; Marsh, Hargreaves, Trollope; Forrester, McGregor (Asamoah 67), Stamp (Gabbiadini 21)
2 years later saw Crewe travel to the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland. Carl Robinson gave the hosts the lead before Mark Rivers equalised a couple of minutes of the first half remaining. Marcus Stewart restored Sunderland`s lead mid-way through the second period before Stephen Elliott came off the bench to score in the 90th minute.
Crewe: Williams; B. Jones, Walker, Foster, Tonkin (S. Jones 72); Lunt, Cochrane, Sorvel, Vaughan; Ashton, Rivers (Higdon 72)
Sunderland: Myhre; Wright, Breen, S. Caldwell, Arca; Lawrence (Thornton 84), Robinson, Whitley, Oster; Kyle (Clark 90), Stewart (Elliott 75)
In 2010, Crewe hosted Derby County in the 1st Round of the League Cup with a Shaun Barker o.g. giving Crewe the win on the stroke of half-time.
Crewe: Taylor; Tootle, Artell, Ada, Blanchett; Murphy, Bell, Westwood; Donaldson, Miller (Moore 80), Zola
Derby: Bywater; Brayford, Leacock, Barker (Roberts 69), Moxey; Cywka, Savage, Bailey, Commons, Pringle (Doyle 82); Porter (Hulse 46)
The final game of this round-up saw us travel to MK Dons in the league in 2013 with Patrick Bamford getting the only goal of the game in the 20th minute.
Crewe: Martin; Tootle, Davis, Ray, Mellor; Aneke, Osman, Grant (West 74); Clayton (Turton 69), Leitch-Smith (Oliver 69), Colclough
MK Dons: Martin; Hodson, Kay, Baldock, Williams; Potter, Gleeson, Alli, Reeves, Banton (Chadwick 69); Bamford (McLeod 82)