Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 26th
There have been three competitive fixtures on September 26th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2000, 2006 and 2015.
The game in 2000 saw Crewe Alexandra host Barnsley in the EFL Cup. After a 4-0 win at Oakwell the previous week, Barnsley didn`t take their foot off the peddle with 2 Neil Shipperley goals either side of a Mike Sheron effort giving Crewe a hammering on aggregate.
Crewe: Kearton (Bankole 46); Wright, Sodje, Walton, Smith; Lunt, Street, Sorvel (Charnock 70); Little; Hulse (Tait 81), Jack
Barnsley: Miller; O`Callaghan, Chettle, Morgan, Barker; McClare, van der Laan, Woan; Dyer (Jones 71), Sheron (Appleby 80), Shipperley
The next game saw Crewe travel to Swansea City`s Liberty Stadium in 2006. Rory Fallon gave the Swans a 24th minute lead before a Gary Roberts penalty 8 minutes later levelled the game. Leon Knight scored the winner 8 minutes after the break.
Crewe: Williams; Moss, Buadet, O`Donnell (Lowe 66), Jones; Rix, Cox (Rodgers 85), Roberts, Vaughan; Maynard, Varney
Swansea: Oakes; Tate, Lawrence, Iriekpen, Williams; Britton, Pratley, Way, Robinson; Fallon, Knight
The final game saw the Alex travel to Walsall`s Bescot Stadium 2 years ago. Tom Bradshaw gave the hosts a 3rd minute lead before Ben Nugent levelled 15 minutes later.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Davis (Ray 44), Nugent, Kingsley; Atkinson (Haber 79), Fox, King; Colclough, Dalla Valle (Wilson 76), Inman
Walsall: Etheridge; Demetriou, Downing, O`Connor, Taylor; Chambers, Forde (Cook 75), Sawyers, Mantom; Bradshaw, Lalkovic (Morris 75)