Crewe Alexandra - Crewe v Bournemouth
UK time is: 23:02:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Crewe Alexandra vs. AFC Bournemouth

Alexandra Stadium

Saturday 6th October


Crewe v Bournemouth

After back to back away matches, Crewe return home for the visit of rock bottom Bournemouth


Crewe will be looking to get back to winning ways after picking up just 2pts from the last four fixtures. Bournemouth travel to the Alexandra Stadium having lost the last three fixtures against Brighton, Carlisle and Swindon respectively.

Apart from the blip against Leyton Orient at the end of August, our home far has been pretty impressive. In the month of September the opposition failed to net against us at the Alexandra Stadium.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Lee Barnard is rated as very doubtful after taking several knocks in a bruising encounter at Tranmere midweek.

Danny Woodards is also a doubt and if he fails to make it, George Abbey will step in at right back. Byron Moore will be pushed in to attack if Barnard fails to recover. Julien Baudet, Stuart Tomlinson and Nicky Maynard are ruled out.

Likely Team: Williams, Jones, Woodards, O'Donnell, McCready, Schumacher, Rix, Roberts, Bopp, Moore, Lowe.

Player to watch: Gary Roberts

Back in goalscoring form midweek, he despatched a 2nd half penalty in a creditable 1-1 draw at Tranmere. He is the club's leading goalscorer and will be hoping to be on the mark once again in the match against Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth Team News:

Bournemouth have no new injury concerns but several first teamers continue to be sidelined. Neil Young (Knee Strain), Steven Foley (Back), Jean Christophe (Wrist), Marvin Bartley (Groin), Russ Perrett (Hamstring) and Warren Cummings (Arm) will all miss out on the trip to Crewe.

Player to watch: Lee Bradbury

The former Portsmouth man hit a hatrick on the opening day of the season for Southend but has since joined Bournemouth on a free. He scored both goals for the Cherries in a 2-0 win against Walsall in early September.

Match Facts & Stats

Last Season:

Bournemouth 1-0 Crewe
Crewe 2-0 Bournemouth

Form Guide:

Crewe - D-L-D-L-W-D = 6PTS
Bournemouth - L-L-L-D-L-W = 4PTS


Crewe - 10/11
Draw - 9/4
Bournemouth - 13/5

Ref Watch:

The Referee for the game will be Colin Webster from Tyne and Wear. He has officiated in 8 games so far this season, issuing 21 yellows and no red cards.

On his last visit to the Alexandra Stadium he was in charge of our fantastic 2-0 win against Premiership side Wigan Athletic in the early part of last season. He will be assisted by P.P Davies and R.H Smith, the fourth official will be I.Nolan.

Match Prediction:

Crewe Alexandra 3-0 AFC Bournemouth

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 13 October

Bournemouth v Swansea
Southend v Crewe

The Journalist

Writer: Matt Owen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 5 2007

Time: 8:10AM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Real boost for Alex (Sunday November 29 2015)

Crewe move up (Saturday November 28 2015)

Team Line-Ups: Crewe Alexandra v Oldham (Saturday November 28 2015)

Davis must decide on striker (Friday November 27 2015)

Davis delight at deal (Friday November 27 2015)

Crewe snap up defender (Thursday November 26 2015)

Davis praises loanee (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Crewe suffer injury setback (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Striker close to landmark (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 1 - 0 Oldham
Colchester 2 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 5 Peterborough
Bradford 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 0 Sheff Utd
Blackpool 2 - 0 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Fleetwood 20 6 3 11 -2 21
19. Shrewsbury 19 6 3 10 -3 21
20. Colchester 20 5 5 10 -19 20
21. Oldham 20 3 10 7 -10 19
22. Blackpool 20 5 4 11 -12 19
23. Crewe 20 5 4 11 -14 19
24. Barnsley 20 5 3 12 -9 18

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

What The Bosses Said - Southend United 0 Latics 0
Wigan : 29/11/2015 22:34:00
Real boost for Alex
Crewe : 29/11/2015 22:09:01
Well-Earned Break Time For Sky Blues
Coventry : 29/11/2015 19:57:01
DRFC Coventry City v Doncaster Rovers Highlights
Doncaster : 29/11/2015 19:30:00
McDonald: 'We Can Start A Winning Streak Now'
Blackpool : 29/11/2015 18:51:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 47%
No 53%