Crewe Alexandra On This Day - March 16th
There have been two games played on March 16th this century.
In 2002, we hosted Portsmouth at the Alexandra Stadium. Peter Crouch gave the visitors a 24th minute lead with Rob Hulse equalising 13 minutes later.
Crewe: Ince; Wright (Foster 18), Sodje, Walton, Vaughan; Lunt, Charnock, Sorvel, Little (Jack 63); Hulse, Tait (Street 81)
Portsmouth: Beasant, Buxton, Waterman, Cooper, Vincent, Barrett (Pettefer 89), Curtis, Quashie, Biagini (Harper 46), Crouch, Vine (Lovell 66)
The other game saw us host Shrewsbury Town 5 years ago. Byron Moore gave the Alex the lead on 10 minutes with Luke Summerfield levelling the score on 28 minutes.
Crewe: Phillips; Mellor (Tootle 82), Davis, Ellis, Robertson; Moore, Murphy, Osman, Pogba; Clayton (Ellington 80), Leitch-Smith
Shrewsbury: Weale, Gayle (Goldson 56), Mambo, Jones, Richards, Jacobson, McAllister (McGinn 63), Summerfield, Taylor, Eaves, Morgan (Purdie 83)