Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 2nd
There were 3 games that have been played on February 2nd since the turn of the century.
In 2008 we travelled to Brighton & Hove Albion`s Withdean Stadium as 2 goals from Glenn Murray either side of a Guy Butters effort in the first half was enough for the hosts to defeat the Alex.
Crewe: Williams; Woodards, O`Donnell, Baudet (Abbey 46), Boyle; Moore, Schumacher, Cox, Bopp; Lowe (Brown 76), Pope
Brighton: Kuipers, El-Abd, Butters, Elphick, Richards, Whing, Cox (Chamberlain 90), Thomson, Robinson (Martot 65), Forster, Murray (Gatting 90)
2 years later saw us host Torquay United. Chris Zebroski gave the visitors a 7th minute lead before Shaun Miller scored a last-minute equaliser for the Alex.
Crewe: Phillips; Brayford, O`Donnell, Worley, Tootle; Westwood, Schumacher, Walton (Moore 75); Donaldson (Miller 68), Zola, Grant (Murphy 57)
Torquay: Poke, Charnock (Cox 46), Smith, Branston, Robertson, Thomson, Stevens (O`Kane 73), Wroe, Benyon (Mansell 82), Thompson, Zebroski
The final game saw us host Scunthorpe United in 2013 as AJ Leitch-Smith scored the only goal of the game with 15 minutes to play.
Crewe: Phillips; Mellor, Davis (Ellis 61), Dugdale, Tootle; Moore, Murphy, Osman, Inman; Clayton (Colclough 71), Pogba (Leitch-Smith 71)
Scunthorpe: Slocombe, Canavan, Reid, Kennedy, Newey, Collins, Duffy, Ryan, Barcham (Godden 82), Hawley, Sodje (Grella 78)