Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 6th
There have been four games played on March 6th this century.
In 2001, we hosted Sheffield United at the Alexandra Stadium with Kenny Lunt scoring the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.
Crewe: Bankole; Wright, Macauley, Walton, Smith; Lunt, Gannon (Charnock 90), Sorvel; Little, Hulse (Ashton 86), Rivers
Sheff United: Tracey, Ullathorne, Curle, Murphy, Kozluk, Santos, Brown, Ford, Montgomery (Suffo 68), D`Jaffo (Kelly 78), Ndlovu
3 years later saw a trip to the JJB Stadium to face Wigan Athletic. Dean Ashton scored 2 penalties (20, 26) to give the visitors a 2-goal lead (Jason de Vos getting sent off for the second) before Lee McCulloch levelled the score with goals in the 30th and 36th minutes. Ashton completed his hat-trick in the 90th minute to win the game for the Railwaymen.
Crewe: Ince; Wright (Tonkin 10), Foster, Walker, B. Jones; Lunt, Sorvel, Cochrane, S. Jones; Hignett, Ashton
Wigan: Filan, Eaden, Breckin, de Vos, Baines (Jackson 27), Bullard, Jarrett (Mitchell 65), Mahon, McCulloch, Ellington (Roberts 87), Liddell
2010 saw a home game against Barnet. Clayton Donaldson gave the Alex in the 13th minute before John O`Flynn levelled the score in the 23rd minute. Matt Lockwood gave the Bees the lead on 29 minutes before Donaldson equalised with 8 minutes to go.
Crewe: Phillips; Brayford, O`Donnell, Worley, Tootle; Westwood, Bailey, Walton (Moore 67); Donaldson, Miller, Grant (Murphy 86)
Barnet: Cole, Devera, Kamdjo, Breen, Lockwood, Adomah, Hughes, Hyde, Jarrett, Livermore (Deverdics 12), O`Flynn
The final game occurred in 2012 at the Don Valley Stadium to face Rotherham United. Harry Davis opened the scoring with a 16th minute with Lewis Grabban levelling the score in the 62nd minute.
Crewe: Phillips; Davis, Artell, Dugdale, Martin; Moore, Westwood, Murphy, Tootle (Brown 67); Miller (Shelley 75), Pearson (Leitch-Smith 76)
Rotherham: Taylor, Raynes, Bradley, Mullins, Wood, Harrison, Pringle, Taylor, Schofield (Harrad 88), Grabban, Revell