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The magic of the cup

Crewe Alexandra
vs.
Milton Keynes Dons

Alexandra Stadium

Saturday 10th November

15.00

Crewe will looking to end an abysmal run of results in the FACup by despatching League Two Milton Keynes at the Alexandra Stadium.

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This will be the first ever meeting between Crewe and MK Dons. Crewe will be looking to try and progress in to the 2nd round of this famous competition.

Crewe's recent record in the competition has been awful. You have to go back to 2001/02 season for a decent cup run.

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Elliott Bennett and Simon Church have both been given the go ahead by their respective clubs to play in the FA Cup.

Midfielder Steve Schumacher is included in the squad after recovering from injury. Stuart Tomlinson, George Abbey, Danny O'Donnell, Michael O'Connor and Nicky Maynard are all out of the match.

Likely Team: Williams, Jones, Woodards, Baudet, McCready, Moore, Schumacher, Roberts, Bennett, Church, Lowe.

Player to watch: Danny Woodards

Returned to form and has been arguably our best player in recent games. Will be looking to keep his good run of form going.

Milton Keynes Dons Team News:

To Follow

Player to watch: Leon Knight

Lively player with pace to burn. Should be playing at a higher level than league Two and is a player that the Crewe back line will have to watch carefully.

Match Facts & Stats

Last 6 Years

06/07 - Bradford (Away) 0-4 R1
05/06 - Preston (Away) 1-2 R3
04/05 - Coventry (Away) 0-3 R3
03/04 - Telford (Home) 0-1 R3
02/03 - Bournemouth (Home) 2-2 (Lost 3-1 on Pens R3
01/02 - Everton (Home) 1-2 R5

Ref Watch:

Referee: K D Hill The referee is from Hertfordshire and has officiated in 12 games this season. He has handed out 51 yellow cards and 2 red cards. He took charge of MK Dons 3-0 win at Brentford in September. He also took charge of Crewe's 2-1 defeat at Blackpool last season. Assisted by N Smith & D Handley Fourth Official - P Norris

Match Prediction:

Crewe 1-1 MK Dons

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 17th November

Crewe v Northampton
Chester v MK Dons


Writer:Matt Owen
Date:Friday November 9 2007
Time: 7:35AM

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