Crewe Alexandra On This Day - September 28th
There have been four competitive fixtures on September 28th in the 25-year period, taking place in 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2013.
The game in 2002 saw Crewe Alexandra travel to Cardiff City`s Ninian Park. Rob Hulse opened the scoring for the Alex 3 minutes after the break with Rob Earnshaw scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to give the Welsh team the win.
Crewe: Ince; Foster, Walker, Sodje, Wright; Lunt, Brammer, Sorvel, Jack (S. Jones 86); Ashton, Hulse
Cardiff: Alexander; Gabbiadon, Weston, Prior, Croft; Boland (Maxwell 73), Whalley, Kavanagh, Legg (Campbell 76); Earnshaw, Thorne (Fortune-West 69)
The next game saw Crewe travel to Rotherham United a couple of years later in a goal-less affair.
Crewe: Williams; Wright, Foster, Moses, B. Jones; Lunt, Cochrane, Sorvel, Vaughan; Hignett (S. Jones 59), Ashton
Rotherham: Pollitt; Stockdale, S. Barker, Gilchrist, Minto; Monkhouse, Morris, Mullin; Butler, Proctor (R. Barker 70), Warne
The next game saw Macclesfield Town travel to South Cheshire in 2010. Tyrone Barnett gave the visitors the lead in the 52nd minute before AJ Leitch-Smith levelled the score with 3 minutes to go.
Crewe: Taylor; Tootle, Ada, Artell, Blanchett; Murphy (Moore 80), Bell, Westwood, Grant (Powell 46); Donaldson (Leitch-Smith 80), Miller
Macclesfield: Veiga; Reid (Wedgbury 46), Morgan, Brown, Tremarco; Chalmers, Bencherif, Draper, Daniel (Hamshaw 90); Barnett, Sinclair
The final game saw the Alex host Gillingham in 2013 as goals from Cody McDonald, Joe Martin and Adam Barrett gave the Gills the win.
Crewe: Phillips; Audel, Davis (Ray 9), Ellis, Guthrie; Moore, Turton, Osman, Inman; Clayton (Molyneux 61), Leitch-Smith (Oliver 61)
Gillingham: Nelson; Harriman, Davies, Barrett, Martin; Whelpdale (Dack 77), Lee, Hollands (Allen 77), Gregory; Kedwell, McDonald (Weston 68)