Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 9th
There have been 3 games played on February 9th this century.
In 2002, Coventry City arrived at the Alexandra Stadium. Laurent Delorge gave the visitors the lead 8 minutes before the break before Rob Hulse and Lee Hughes both scored 45th minute goals. The second period was all Coventry as Hughes completed a hat-trick, Delorge got his second and David Thompson completed the scoring.
Crewe: Bankole (Ince 71); Wright, Sodje, Foster (Walton 62), Smith; Lunt (Rix 64), Brammer, Sorvel, Vaughan; Ashton, Hulse
Coventry: Hedman, Breen, Konjic, Quinn, Safri, Hall, Delorge (Fowler 90), Healy (Betts 87), Thompson, Hughes, Mills (McSheffrey 73)
In 2008, we hosted Swansea City. A Jason Scotland penalty and a Gary Roberts own goal gave the Swans a 2-0 half-time lead before Julien Baudet and Tom Pope gave the hosts a share of the points.
Crewe: Williams; Woodards, Baudet, O`Donnell, Boyle; Roberts (Carrington 64), O`Connor (Pope 64), Schumacher, Rix (Bopp 77); Moore, Maynard
Swansea: de Vries, Rangel, Bodde, Austin, Lawrence (Tate 31), Monk, Britton, Butler (Pratley 58), Robinson, Bauza, Scotland (Brandy 67)
The final game occurred 5 years ago with a trip to Meadow Lane to face Notts County. Luke Murphy gave the Alex the lead with a 45th minute penalty before John Cofie levelled the score just before the hour-mark.
Crewe: Phillips; Mellor, Ellis, Dugdale, Tootle; Aneke (Colclough 78), Murphy, Osman; Moore (Pogba 64), Leitch-Smith, Inman
Notts: Speiss, Kelly, Hughes, Leacock, Liddle, Sheehan, Boucaud, Campbell-Ryce (Zoko 81), Mahon (Arquin 46), Judge, Cofie (Showunmi 90)