It’s a visit to our neighbours next for the Valiants and here’s our rough guide to our next opponents.
Please note: this guide was prepared in advance and at time of writing, team news and pre-match quotes were not available.
Last time we met
Tom Pope (above) scored but Vale still slumped to a disappointing 3-1 home defeat back in February. Crewe’s scorers were Pogba, Aneke and Inman.
- Vale wins: 33
- Crewe wins: 16
- Draws: 21
Vale are unbeaten in their last two visits to the Alexandra stadium. Vale won the last time they visited thanks to goals from Rob Taylor and Jennison Myrie-Williams (above).
New Vale signing Byron Moore has scored twice for Crewe against the Valiants. Moore has lined up six times in Crewe colours against the Vale.
Meanwhile, former Crewe striker Tom Pope has netted twice against his former club.
They played for both…
There could be as many as four former Crewe players in the Vale line-up. Michael O’Connor (above), Byron Moore, Colin Daniel and Tom Pope have all featured for the visitors while Adam Yates was on Crewe’s books albeit without making any first-team appearances.
It hasn’t been all one-way traffic – Vale players to appear for Crewe in the last ten years include George Abbey, Lee Matthews and Dave Brammer (right).
However, it’s fair to say that the majority of transfers have been from Crewe to Vale with Tony Naylor, Luke Rodgers, Richard Walker and David Artell all following that route.
Other players to appear for both clubs include Gary Roberts, Stuart Tomlinson, Marc Richards, Geoff Hunter and Tommy Cheadle who are amongst a number of players to appear for both sides.
1996 – Vale hit five
One of Vale’s most memorable victories at the Alexandra stadium came in September 1996 in a league cup meeting.
Crewe opened the scoring through Dele Adebola before Vale hit back five times through Ian Bogie, Jon McCarthy (pictured), Martin Foyle, Tony Naylor and finally Lee Mills.
It meant that Vale progressed to the next round after a 6-1 aggregate score and it remains the club’s joint-record win against Crewe (Vale also won 5-1 away in August 1978)