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Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 21st

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 21st

There have been three competitive fixtures on August 21st in the 25-year period, taking place in 2001, 2004, 2010 and 2012.

Starting with the game in 2001 where we travelled to York City`s Bootham Crescant in the League Cup. Colin Little gave the Railwaymen the lead after 5 minutes before Lee Bullock equalised just after the half-hour mark. Chris Brass gave the Minstermen the lead in the 108th minute before substitute Marc Richards drew Crewe level with 8 minutes of extra-time remaining whilst Crewe won the penalty shoot-out 6-5.

Crewe: Ince; Navarro, Macauley, Sodje, Smith; Collins, Brammer, Sorvel (Lunt 65); Jack, Hulse, Little (Richards 101)

York: Fettis; Edmondson, Basham, Fielding, Brass; Cooper, Potter, Bullock, O`Kane (Emmerson 109); Nogan, Proctor

Onto 2004 where Crewe hosted West Ham United at the Alexandra
Stadium. 2 goals from Teddy Sheringham and a goal from Rufus Brevett gave West Ham a 3-goal lead inside the opening half-hour before Dean Ashton scored in the 31st minute and later in the 82nd minute to reduce the deficit but West Ham held on for the win.

Crewe: Williams; B. Jones, Foster, Walker, Briggs (Tonkin 71); Lunt, Cochrane (S. Jones 65), Sorvel, Vaughan; Ashton, Rivers (Higdon 78)

West Ham: Bywater; Repka, Ferdinand, Mullins (McCleanahan 55), Brevett; Chadwick, Nowland, Reo-Coker, Etherington (Cohen 84); Harewood, Sheringham

In 2010, Crewe Alexandra hosted Barnet at the Alexandra Stadium. Shaun Miller gave Crewe a 4th minute lead before Clayton Donaldson extended that lead 10 minutes before the break. Into the second half where Joel Grant gave Crewe a 3-0 lead a couple of minutes after the break before 2 goals in 3 minutes from David Artell and Donaldson made it 5-0 before late goals from Miller and substitute AJ Leitch-Smith gave Crewe a 7-0 win.

Crewe: Taylor; Tootle, Ada, Artell, Blanchett; Westwood, Bell,
Murphy (Shelley 84); Grant (Moore 71), Donaldson (Leitch-Smith 78), Miller

Barnet: Cole; Leach, Parkes, U`ddin, Dennehy; Byrne, Hughes (Jarvis 78), Poole (Kelly 66); Marshall (Walsh 46), Holmes, Southam

2 years later, Crewe travelled to play Scunthorpe United at
Glanford Park. AJ Leitch-Smith gave the Railwaymen the lead inside the opening minute before Mike Grella equalised after 15 minutes. Luke Murphy scored the winner for the away side 17 minutes from time.

Crewe: Martin; Davis, Ellis, Dugdale, Robertson; Westwood, Osman, Murphy; Moore, Leitch-Smith (Clayton 65), Pogba (Bunn 71)

Scunthorpe: Slocombe; Walker (Keegan 87), Mirfin, Ribeiro, Newey; Barcham (Jennings 71), Ryan, Grant, Kennedy; Gibbons, Grella

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Writer:Steve Johnson
Date:Monday August 21 2017
Time: 11:00AM

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