Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 10th
There have been three competitive fixtures on September 10th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2002, 2011 and 2016.
The game in 2002 saw Crewe Alexandra travel to Vale Park to play Port Vale in the EFL Cup. Rodney Jack scored both goals for Crewe, scoring in the 17th and 20th minutes.
Crewe: Ince; McCready, Sodje, Walker, Vaughan; Sorvel, Brammer, Lunt; Little, Miles, Jack
Port Vale: Goodlad; Carragher, Walsh, Collins, Brightwell; Boyd (Armstrong 46), Cummins, Bridge-Wilkinson, McCarthy (Angell 78)
The next game, which occurred in 2011, saw the Alex host Barnet at the Alexandra Stadium. Luke Murphy opened the scoring after 27 minutes before Shaun Miller extending the lead 10 minutes after half-time. Izale McLeod halved the deficit with 9 minutes whilst Adam Dugdale scored the final goal of the game in the final minute.
Crewe: Phillips; Tootle, Davis, Dugdale, Martin; Westwood, Bell, Murphy; Moore, Leitch-Smith (Shelley 88), Miller
Barnet: Brill; Kamdjo, Parkes, Hughes (Deering 82), Dennehy (Leach 62); Marshall, Byrne, Holmes; Kabba (Taylor 58), McLeod, Senda
The other game saw the Alex host Exeter City last season. Alex Kiwomya scored the opener mid-way through the opening period whilst Danny Hollands scored 3 minutes from time.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Davis (Ray 61), Guthrie, Bakayago; Kiwomya, Jones, Hollands, Cooper (Kirk 84); Lowe (Ainley 61), Dagnall
Exeter: Olejnik; Moore-Taylor, James, Sweeney, Riley-Lowe; Harley, Stacey, Taylor, Grant (Oakley 77); Simpson, Watkins