Crewe Alexandra On This Day - August 22nd
There have been four competitive fixtures on August 22nd in the 25-year period, taking place in 2000, 2006, 2009 and 2015.
Starting with the game in 2000 where we Bury in the League Cup. Darren Bullock and Adrian Littlejohn gave the visitors a 2-goal lead before late goals from Steve Foster and Mark Rivers levelled the score on the night with Crewe winning the 2nd leg 2-1 at Gigg Lane a couple of weeks later.
Crewe: Kearton; Wright, Foster, Macauley, S. Smith; Jack, Lunt, Sorvel, Rivers; Little (Cramb 72), Grant (P. Smith 82)
Bury: Kenny; Unsworth, Collins, Redmond, C. Swailles (D. Swailes 46), Billy; Bullock (Forrest 74), Daws, Reid; Littlejohn, Bhutia (Preece 81)
Onto 2006 where Crewe travelled to Blundell Park to play against Grimsby in the League Cup. Nicky Maynard gave Crewe the lead on 38 minutes before second-half goals from Michael O`Connor and Ryan Lowe (pen) gave Crewe a third-round home tie against Manchester United.
Crewe: Tomlinson; Otsemobor, Baudet, O`Donnell (Kempson 86), Jones; Lowe, O`Connor, Rix, Vaughan; Maynard, Varney
Grimsby: Barnes; Jones (Reddy 68), Futcher, Whittle, Croft; Beagrie. Bolland, Bore, Newey; Toner, Rankin
In 2009, Crewe Alexandra hosted Hereford at the Alexandra Stadium with Billy Jones scoring the only goal of the game.
Crewe: Legzdins; Brayford, Ada, Worley, Jones; Mitchel-King, Schumacher (Westwood 90), Verma; Moore (Donaldson 78), Zola, Grant (Elding 84)
Hereford: Bartlett; Green, Rose, Dennehy, D. Jones; Godsmark (McCallum 77), C. Jones, Lunt, Southam (Tolley 49); Constantine (Jackson 60), Plummer
The final game is another home game against Bury in 2015. Adam King gave the Railwaymen the lead in the 3rd minute before Danny Mayor levelled mid-way through the first half. Ryan Colclough gave Crewe the lead again with Tom Soares levelling on the stroke of half-time with Danny Rose giving the visitors the lead just before the hour-mark before Brad Inman levelled the score with 10 minutes to go.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Ray (Baillie 43), Nugent, Guthrie; King (Cooper 70), Fox, Bingham; Inman, Haber, Colclough
Bury: Walton; Riley, Cameron, Clarke, Hussey; Soares (Mellis 88), Mayor, Tutte, Pugh (Hope 85); Pope, Rose (Sedgwick 66)