Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 9th
There have been two games played on March 9th this century.
The first came in 2010 with a home game against Grimsby Town at the Alexandra Stadium. Byron Moore gave the hosts the lead in the 29th minute with Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro levelling the score 3 minutes later. Joel Grant gave Crewe the lead again on 35 minutes with Dean Sinclair equalising before the break. Second-half goals from Ashley Westwood and Clayton Donaldson confirmed the win for the Railwaymen.
Crewe: Phillips; Brayford, O`Donnell, Mitchel-King, Tootle (Martin 42); Moore, Westwood, Bailey, Grant (Schumacher 88); Donaldson, Miller
Grimsby: Colgan, Atkinson, Linwood, Widdowson, Bore, Devitt (Hegarty 38), Sinclair, Sweeney (Leary 66), Coulson (Proudlock 66), Akpa Akpro, Peacock
The other game was a trip to Colchester United`s Weston Homes Community Stadium 5 years ago. A Luke Murphy penalty gave the visitors the lead in the 25th minute with George Porter levelling 3 minutes prior to half-time before Mathias Pogba scored the winner with 18 minutes to play.
Crewe: Phillips, Tootle, Ellis, Davis, Tootle; Moore, Murphy, Osman, Clayton (Turton 86); Leitch-Smith, Pogba (Dugdale 90)
Colchester: Walker, Eastman (Thompson 17), White, Wilson, Okuonghae, Clifford, Wright (Smith 34), Bond, Porter, Massey, Morrison (Hewitt 74)