Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 8th
There have been three competitive fixtures on September 8th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2001, 2007 and 2012.
The game in 2001 saw Crewe Alexandra host Walsall at the Alexandra Stadium. Rodney Jack gave the Railwaymen the lead in the 38th minute before Kenny Lunt extended the lead 6 minutes after the break. Fitzroy Simpson halved the deficit 15 minutes from time but the hosts held on for the win.
Crewe: Bankole; Navarro, Macauley, Sodje (Walton 64), Smith; Collins, Lunt, Brammer; Little (Sorvel 86), Hulse, Jack
Walsall: Walker; Brightwell, Barras, Tillson, Aranalde; Bennett (Wrack 85), Garrocho, Herivelto, Keates (Simpson 65); Goodman (Byfield 70), Leitao
Another home game in 2007, this time against Huddersfield Town. First half goals from Lee Barnard and Eugen Bopp gave the Railwaymen the win.
Crewe: Williams; Woodards, O`Donnell, Baudet, Jones; Roberts (McCready 83), Cox, Schumacher, Bopp (Moore 69); Barnard (Rix 79), Lowe
Huddersfield: Glennon; Killock, Mirfin, Hardy, Skarz; Brandon, Holdsworth, Kamara, Young (Racchi 80); Beckett (Schofield 73), Booth
The last game saw the Alex host Tranmere Rovers in 2012 which ended goalless.
Crewe: Martin; Mellor, Davis, Ellis, Robertson; Moore, Osman, Murphy, Bunn (Aneke 63); Clayton (Tootle 72), Leitch-Smith (Daniels 81)
Tranmere: Fon Williams; Taylor, Holmes, Gibson, Bakayago; Palmer, Wallace, Bell-Baggie (McGurk 73), Robinson; Akpa Akpro, Cassidy