Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 27th
There have been five competitive fixtures on September 27th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2003, 2005, 2008, 2014 and 2016.
The game in 2003 saw Crewe Alexandra travel to Cardiff City`s Ninian Park. 2 Peter Thorne goals either side of one from Rob Earnshaw gave the Bluebirds the win.
Crewe: Ince; Wright (McCready 46), Foster, Walker, Tonkin; Lunt, Brammer, Cochrane, Vaughan; Ashton, Edwards (Varney 81)
Cardiff: Alexander; Gabbiadon, Weston, Vidmar, Barker; Boland (Croft 87), Bonner, Kavanagh, Langley; Earnshaw (Campbell 84), Thorne (Collins 90)
The next game saw Crewe hosted Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Alexandra Stadium in 2005. Carl Cort and Kenny Miller both scored first-half braces for the visitors in a comfortable victory.
Crewe: Williams; Moss, Foster, McCready, Bignot; Lunt, B. Jones (Rodgers 70), Roberts, Vaughan; S. Jones, Johnson (Suhaj 70)
Wolves: Oakes; Edwards, Gyepes, Lescott, Naylor; Ki-Hyeon, Cameron (Davies 72), Ricketts, Kennedy, Cort (Clarke 77), Miller
In 2008, we travelled to Bristol Rovers` Memorial Stadium in a goal-less affair.
Crewe: Collis; Woodards, O`Donnell, Baudet, Jones; Moore, Bailey, O`Connor, Carrington (Schumacher 84); Pope (Miller 58), Zola (Elding 4)
Bristol Rovers: Phillips; Green (Pipe 37), Elliott (Hinton 7), Lescott, Coles; Campbell, Disley, Lines, Hughes; Lambert, Duffy (Kuffour 71)
The next game saw Colchester United travel to South Cheshire in 2014. Freddie Sears gave the U`s the lead 12 minutes after half-time before substitute Rhys Healey and Sanchez Watt wrapped the points up.
Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Ray, Tate, Guthrie (Inman 68), Leigh; Turton, Grant, Ness (Oliver 75), Waters; Haber (Cooper 83)
Colchester: Walker; Clohessy, Eastman, Kent, Gordon; Gilbey, Eastmond (Healey 55), Moncur (David Wright 89), Watt; Sears (Drey Wright 77), Massey
The final game saw the Alex travel to Wycombe Wanderers` Adams Park last year. First half goals from Sam Wood, Paris Cowan-Hall and Dominic Gape put the hosts in charge before 2 goals from substitute Scott Kashket, the first just mere seconds after coming on, wrapped up the game with George Cooper adding a consolation goal 20 minutes from time for the Alex.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Davis, Guthrie, Bakayago; Ainley (Kirk 61), Hollands, Jones, Cooper; Lowe (Udoh 69), Dagnall (Wintle 77)
Wycombe: Blackman; Harriman, Pierre, Stewart, Jacobsen; Cowan-Hall (Kashket 62), Gape, Rowe, Wood; Hayes (Freeman 73), Thompson (Bloomfield 73)