Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 22nd
There have been four games played on February 22nd this century.
In 2003, we travelled to Saltergate to face Chesterfield. David Wright gave the Alex the lead in the 33rd minute before Rodney Jack sealed the win with a goal 5 minutes from time.
Crewe: Ince; Wright, Walton, Walker, Vaughan; S. Jones, Sorvel (Tierney 83), Lunt, Jack (McCready 90); Hulse (Bell 67), Ashton
Chesterfield: Williams, Booty, Blatherwick, Dawson (Davies 76), Edwards, O`Hare, Brandon, Ebdon (Rushbury 60), Allott, Folan, Hurst (Bradley 83)
2 years later, we hosted Reading at the Alexandra Stadium. Luke Varney gave the hosts the lead in the 12th minute before Dave Kitson levelled the score with 20 minutes to play.
Crewe: Ince; McCready, Foster, Murdock, Tonkin; Lunt, Bell, Sorvel, Vaughan; Varney, White (Higdon 73)
Reading: Hahnemann, Sonko, Ingimarsson, Murty, Shorey, Harper (Little 66), Hughes, Sidwell, Brooker, Kitson, Owusu
In 2011, we travelled to Accrington Stanley`s Crown Ground. Byron Moore gave the Alex the lead in the 8th minute with Charlie Barnett equalising 4 minutes later. Ian Craney gave Stanley the lead 2 minutes after the break with David Artell levelled with 18 to play before Sean McConville came off the bench to score the winner 3 minutes later.
Crewe: Taylor; Tootle, Ada, Artell, Blanchett; Shelley (Murphy 46), Westwood, Bell, Grant; Moore, Donaldson
Accrington: Cisak, Winnard, Edwards, Hessey, Jacobson, Barnett (Murphy 90), Craney (McConville 72), Joyce, Procter, Ryan, Gornell
The final game occurred in 2014 with a trip to Vale Park. Mathias Pogba, Chuks Aneke and Brad Inman put the Alex in a dominant position before Tom Pope scored a consolation 15 minutes from time.
Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Davis, Ellis, Guthrie; Aneke, Evans, Grant; Moore, Pogba, Inman
Port Vale: Neal, Davis (Tomlin 33), Grimmer (Knott 56), Jones, Yates, Dickinson, Griffith, Lines, Loft, Hugill (Myrie-Williams 33), Pope