Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 13th
There have been five competitive fixtures on September 13th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
The game in 2003 saw Crewe Alexandra travel to Millmoor to face Rotherham United. Dean Ashton gave the visitors the lead in the 45th minute from the penalty spot before Richard Walker added a second 12 minutes after the break.
Crewe: Ince; Wright, Walker, Foster, Vaughan (Sorvel 90); Lunt, Cochrane, Brammer, Rix (Tonkin 73); S. Jones (Edwards 87), Ashton
Rotherham: Pollitt; Barker, Branston, Swailes, Minto; Sedgwick, Monkhouse (Robins 66), Talbot (Baudet 80), Mullin; Butler, Byfield
In 2005, we travelled to Home Park to face Plymouth Argyle. Eddie Johnson gave the visitors an 8th minute lead before Scott Taylor levelled 4 minutes later.
Crewe: Turnbull; Moss, Foster, McCready, Tonkin; Rivers (Roberts 74), Lunt, B. Jones, Vaughan; Johnson (Higdon 39), Varney
Plymouth: Larrieu; Barness (Buzsaky 34), Doumbe, Aljofree, Brevett; Wotton, Djordjic, Norris; Chadwick (Evans 76), Derbyshire, Taylor
Onto 2008 and a home game against Colchester United. Second half goals from Michael O`Connor and substitute Tom Pope gave the Railwaymen the win.
Crewe: Collis; Woodards, O`Donnell, Baudet, Jones; Moore, O`Connor, Bailey, Grant (Carrington 76); Elding (Pope 67), Zola
Colchester: Gerken; Ifil, Heath, White (Perkins 66), Reid; Yeates, Izzet (Hammond 73), Jackson, Wordsworth; Platt, Vernon (Gillespie 60)
In 2011, Crewe travelled to the Pirelli Stadium to play Burton Albion where Justin Richards scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes before half-time.
Crewe: Phillips; Tootle, Davis, Dugdale, Martin; Moore, Bell (Hughes 79), Murphy, Shelley (Clayton 75); Leitch-Smith, Miller
Burton: Atkins; James, Webster, Austin, Palmer (Blanchett 71); Corbett, Bolder, McGrath, Phillips; Richards (Kee 90), Zola
The final game saw the Alex host Port Vale in 2014. Early goals from George Ray and Vadaine Oliver gave Crewe a 2-goal lead before Jordan Slew halved the deficit just after the half-hour mark.
Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Ray, Dugdale, Guthrie; Turton, Grant, Nolan; Waters (Atkinson 90), Haber (Leigh 79), Oliver (Inman 68)
Port Vale: Neal; Yates, Duffy, McGivern, Dickinson; Moore (Dodds 74), O`Connor, Lines, Marshall; Pope, Slew (Williamson 74)