Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 1st
There have been four games played on March 1st this century.
In 2003, we hosted Peterborough United at the Alexandra Stadium with substitute Leon McKenzie scoring the only goal of the game in the final minute of the game.
Crewe: Ince; McCready (Sodje 80), Walker, Walton, Vaughan; Lunt, Bell, Sorvel, S. Jones (Robinson 84); Hulse (Ashton 67), Jack
Peterborough: Harrison, Arber, Burton-Godwin, Rea, Newton, Jelleyman, Danielsson, Gill, Shields, Clarke (Lee 72), Fotiadis (McKenzie 73)
5 years later saw a trip to Sixfields Stadium to face Northampton Town which finished goal-less.
Crewe: Williams; Abbey, Baudet, O`Donnell, Boyle; Lunt, Gary S. Roberts, Schumacher (O`Connor 77), Gary M. Roberts (Lowe 46); Moore, Maynard (Pope 22)
Northampton: Bunn, Crowe, Gyepes, Little, Hughes, Burnell, Holt (Hayes 79), Jackman, Gilligan (Coke 69), Akinfenwa, Hubertz
2014 saw a home game against Swindon Town. Ryan Harley gave the visitors the lead 3 minutes after the break before substitute Vadaine Oliver levelled the game with 13 minutes left to play.
Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Davis, Ellis, Guthrie; Aneke, Grant, Nolan; Moore (Waters 61), Pogba (Oliver 74), Inman (Park 25)
Swindon: Belford, Byrne, Archibald-Henville, Ward, Harley (Barker 83), N. Thompson, Kasim, Luongo, Murphy (N`Guessan 59), L. Thompson, Smith
The final game occurred 2 years ago as we travelled to Roots Hall to face Southend United. George Cooper gave the Alex the lead with 4 minutes to go before Jack Payne levelled from the penalty spot in stoppage-time.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton, Nugent, Guthrie, Bakayago; Cooper (Ng 88), Fox (Ainley 81), Jones, Inman; Haber, Hitchcock (Saunders 75)
Southend: Bentley, Bolger, Thompson, Barrett, Coker, McQueen (Worrall 58), Atkinson (Payne 79), Deegan, Wordsworth, Barnett, Mooney (Loza 58)