Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 11th
There have been four games that have been played on March 11th this century.
In 2006, we hosted Southampton at the Alexandra Stadium. Peter Madsen gave the visitors the lead just after the hour-mark with Luke Rodgers equalising for the Alex with 12 minutes to go.
Crewe: Turnbull; Otsemobor, Foster, Bougherra, B. Jones; Lunt, Bell, Grant (Vaughan 69), S. Jones; Rodgers, Taylor
Southampton: Smith, Brennan, Higginbotham, Lundekvam, Baird, Wright, Chaplow, Surman, Blackstock (Kosowski 55), Madsen, Rasiak
2 years later saw a home game with Port Vale. Paul Harsley opened the scoring for the visitors from the penalty spot on 57 minutes before Rodgers added a second 9 minutes from time.
Crewe: Williams; Abbey, McCready, O`Donnell, Boyle; Lunt, Schumacher (Roberts 76), O`Connor, Anyinsah (Maynard 46); Morgan (Moore 77), Pope
Port Vale: Anyon, Pearce, Talbot, Pilkington, Harsley, Herd, Howland, Hulbert, Whitaker, Richards (Perry 76), Rodgers
2014 saw a trip to Walsall`s Bescot Stadium. Chuks Aneke gave the Alex a 51st minute lead with a Mark Ellis own goal gave the Saddlers a share of the spoils in the final minute.
Crewe: Garratt; Tootle, Ellis, Davis, Guthrie; Aneke, Evans, Grant; Park (Moore 79), Pogba (Oliver 79), Inman (Mellor 88)
Walsall: O`Donnell, Purkiss, Taylor, Butler, A. Chambers, J. Chambers, Featherstone (McQuilkin 79), Sawyers (Ngoo 68), Westcarr, Brandy, Hewitt (Lalkovic 46)
The final game occurred last year as we hosted Newport County. Callum Cooke gave the hosts the lead in the 22nd minute before second-half goals from Dan Butler (53) and Joss Labadie (89) gave the Exiles the victory.
Crewe: Garratt; Turton (Kirk 90), Ray, Nugent, Bakayago; Wintle, Jones, Bingham, Cooke (Cooper 62); Kiwomya (Ainley 78), Bowery
Newport: Day, Butler, Nelson, O`Brien, Bird, Bennett, Pipe (Barnum-Bobb 71), Labadie, Rigg (Demetriou 51), Owen-Evans, Samuel (Gordon-Hutton 85)