Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 13th
There have been four games played on March 13th this century.
The first was a home game against Nottingham Forest in 2001 at the Alexandra Stadium with Tony Vaughan shown a straight red card 11 minutes after the break and Mark Rivers getting the only goal of the game in the 76th minute.
Crewe: Bankole; Wright, Walton, Macauley, Smith; Lunt, Gannon (Street 43), Sorvel; Little, Ashton (Tait 90), Rivers
Forest: Beasant, Benali, Vaughan, Edwards, Scimeca, Jones (Gray 41), Bart-Williams, A. Johnson, Prutton, John (Harewood 81), D. Johnson
3 years later saw us host West Bromwich Albion. Dean Ashton gave the Alex the lead in the 63rd minute with 2 goals in 4 minutes from Andy Johnson (69) and Lee Hughes (73) giving the visitors the win.
Crewe: Ince; B. Jones, Foster, Walker, Vaughan; Lunt, Sorvel, Cochrane (Robinson 86), S. Jones; Hignett (Tonkin 82), Ashton
West Brom: Hoult, Haas, Robinson, Moore, Gaardsoe, Gregan, Johnson, Kinsella (Dyer 59), Koumas (Clement 83), Horsfield, Hulse
Millwall`s New Den was the location for our game in 2007. Michael Higdon gave the Alex a 30th minute lead before Darren Byfield levelled the score a minute before half-time. Darren Moss scored the goal that looked like the winner with 6 minutes to go before substitute Poul Hubertz equalised in stoppage-time.
Crewe: Williams; Woodards (Bignot 74), Baudet, O`Donnell, Moss; Roberts, Cox, B. Jones, Jack (Matthews 86); Higdon, Lowe
Millwall: Pidgeley, Dunne, Craig, Robinson, Shaw, Brammer, Elliott, Brighton (Hackett 69), Byfield, Harris, Senda (Hubertz 79)
The final game saw a trip to Plainmoor to play Torquay United in 2010. Scott Rendell gave the hosts the lead in the 38th minute with Clayton Donaldson equalising with 5 minutes to play.
Crewe: Phillips; Brayford, Mitchel-King, O`Donnell, Stokes; Moore (Zola 9, Murphy 64), Schumacher (Walton 78), Grant; Donaldson, Miller
Torquay: Bevan, Ellis, Rowe-Turner, Branston, Robertson, Carlisle, Mansell, Wroe, Benyon (Carayol 82), Rendell, Zebroski