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Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 5th

Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 5th

There have been 3 games played on February 5th this century.

In 2005, we travelled to Leicester City`s Walkers Stadium. Andy White gave the visitors the lead 9 minutes before the break before Keith Gillespie equalised just before the hour-mark.

Crewe: Ince; McCready, Foster, Murdock, Tonkin; Lunt (Cochrane 86), Bell, Sorvel, Vaughan; Varney, White

Leicester: Walker, Dabizas, Heath, Maybury, Stewart, Tiatto, Gillespie, Gudjonsson, Williams (Nalis 46, Hughes 79), Scowcroft (de Vries 53), Connolly

The next game occurred in 2011 at the Don Valley Stadium to face Rotherham United. Nick Fenton gave the hosts the lead just before half-time with AJ Leitch-Smith equalising on 62 minutes before 2 late goals from Adam le Fondre and Ryan Taylor gave the hosts the win.

Crewe: Taylor; Mitchel-King, Ada, Artell, Tootle; Westwood, Bell, Murphy (Powell 87); Moore, Leitch-Smith, Shelley (Sarcevic 87)

Rotherham: Warrington, Fenton, Mullins, Newey, Marshall (Randall 74), Taylor, Tonge, Law, le Fondre, Taylor, Thomas-Moore

The final game occurred 2 years later at Coventry City`s Ricoh Arena for the 1st leg of the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy area final. After a goal-less first half, Brad Inman scored twice before AJ Leitch-Smith wrapped up the victory with a late goal which would end up being the winner over the two legs.

Crewe: Phillips; Mellor, Dugdale, Ellis, Tootle; Murphy, Osman, Aneke; Moore, Leitch-Smith, Inman (Robertson 82)

Coventry: Murphy (Dunn 46), Adams, Christie, Edjenguele, Wood, Baker, Jennings, Moussa, Clarke, Elliott (Ball 74), McSheffrey (Bailey 81)

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Writer:Steve Johnson
Date:Monday February 5 2018
Time: 12:00PM

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