UK time is: 03:10:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Grimsby Town vs. Crewe Alexandra

Blundell Park

Saturday 15th August 2009

03:00pm

League Two Tour Begins

Crewe's first away game of the season takes them to Grimsby tomorrow, as Alex fans begin a tour of League Two for the first time in 15 years.

Vital Quotes:

Crewe captain Billy Jones on Crewe's loyal away fans: 'The away fans were terrific last season and really stuck with us and we need them again. They have been fantastic with us every since I came here and it does make a different to have a large following area, especially at a smaller ground because they can help us get was result.' (Taken from crewealex.net)

Grimsby manager (and former Alex player) Mike Newell: 'The season's not started for us yet but a win against Crewe can get the fans behind us and on our side.

'Crewe have always had a reputation for playing football, though under a new manager they may be a bit more direct.

'They are a bit of an unknown quantity coming down from League One but I'm concentrating on how we play.

'There needs to be an improvement from us if we are to get the right result and the players all know that.' (Taken from the Grimsby Telegraph)

Grimsby Town Team News:

Grimsby's first choice Goalkeeper Nick Colgan is out injured but Town have been quick to bring in Southampton youngster Tommy Forecast on loan as cover.

Forwards Adrian Forbes (Knee Surgery) & Nick Jarman (Metatarsal) are also both absent for the Mariners.

Player to watch: Barry Conlon

Prolific striker in League Two and lower league journeyman, scored a hat-trick in Grimsby's final pre-season game followed by a goal in Town's first league game in a 2-1 defeat away at Cheltenham last week.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Danny O'Donnell and James Bailey are definately ruled out for the Alex.

New loan signing Harry Worley looks set to go straight into the side in defence alongside Patrick Ada with Mat Mitchel-King pushing back into midfield.

Goalkeeper David Button has returned from injury and looks set to regain his place in goal after his midweek League Cup absence.

Likely team: Button, Brayford, Ada, Worley, Jones, Donaldson, Moore, Mitchel-King, Schumacher, Grant, Zola.

Player to watch: Calvin Zola

Despite missing a hatful of chances in the first two games of the season, Zola did manage to convert once on Tuesday night and will be looking to use his unsettling strength and power once again to good effect on Saturday.

Match Facts & Stats

When Grimsby have started the season away over the past ten years, their first home league game invariably fails to net a win. (Taken from codalmighty.com)

Last time the teams met at Blundell Park Crewe ran out 3-0 winners in the 2006/07 League Cup.

Ref Watch:

Ref: Mark Haywood. Assistants: D Drysdale and J Whiteley. Fourth Official: R P Newman.

Match Prediction:

Grimsby 1 - 1 Crewe

Next Fixtures:

Grimsby Vs. Rotherham 18/08/2009

Darlington Vs. Crewe 18/08/2009




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Tomfcafc Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 14 2009

Time: 4:47PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Massive win for Alex (Friday April 18 2014)

Davis delighted at victory (Friday April 18 2014)

Alex seeking a hero (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe face crunch game (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe can't halt run (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Wolves (Tuesday April 15 2014)

No shift in focus (Friday April 11 2014)

Crewe take on leaders (Friday April 11 2014)

Survival quest for defender (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Shrewsbury 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County
Gillingham 1 - 3 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 43 16 11 16 -2 49
18. Colchester 43 11 13 19 -12 46
19. Tranmere 43 12 10 21 -24 46
20. Crewe 43 12 10 21 -27 46
21. Carlisle 42 11 11 20 -26 44
22. Notts County 43 13 4 26 -16 43
23. Shrewsbury 43 9 14 20 -16 41

Breaking League News

Swindon's Season Could End Monday
Swindon : 20/04/2014 21:01:00
A Busy Summer For MK Dons
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 19:19:00
Team News v Coventry
Oldham : 20/04/2014 17:57:00
Team News v Brentford
MK Dons : 20/04/2014 17:51:00
Team News v Walsall
Gillingham : 20/04/2014 17:44:00
Team News v Notts County
Crawley : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
Team News v Peterborough
Carlisle : 20/04/2014 17:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 62%
No 38%