Crewe Alexandra On This Day - February 23rd
There have been three games played on February 23rd this century.
In 2002, we hosted Burnley at the Alexandra Stadium. Gareth Taylor and Alan Moore gave Burnley a 2-goal lead by the hour mark before Rob Hulse halved the deficit on 63 minutes.
Crewe: Ince; Wright, Sodje, Walton, Smith (Rix 65); Collins (Foster 86), Lunt, Brammer, Vaughan; Ashton (Jack 46), Hulse
Burnley: Beresford, West, Cox, Armstrong (Branch 32), Ball, Briscoe, Cook, Little (Thomas-Moore 73), Moore, Weller, Taylor
In 2008, we travelled to Elland Road to play Leeds United. Nicky Maynard gave the Alex the lead in the 47th minute before Tresor Kandol equalised with 4 minutes left to play.
Crewe: Williams; Abbey, Baudet, O`Donnell, Boyle; Lunt (Cox 90), O`Connor (Gary M. Roberts 82), Gary S. Roberts, Schumacher, Moore; Maynard
Leeds: Ankergren, Richardson, Michalik, Marques, Kenton (Carole 52), Sheehan, Howson, Prutton, Sweeney (Johnson 66), Flo (Elding 66), Kandol
The final game occurred 5 years ago with a visit to Coventry City`s Ricoh Arena. Leon Clarke gave the hosts the lead in the 12th minute before Mark Ellis levelled the score 4 minutes later and Max Clayton scored the winner with 12 minutes to play.
Crewe: Phillips; Mellor, Davis (Aneke 73), Ellis, Dugdale, Robertson; Moore, Osman, Murphy, Inman (Turton 89); Pogba (Clayton 76)
Coventry: Murphy, Cameron, Christie, Edjenguele, Bailey, Dickinson, Baker, Jennings (Wilson 82), Clarke, Elliott (Moussa 74), McSheffrey (Fleck 79)