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Preview: Fleetwood Town v Crewe Alexandra

15 October 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Fleetwood Town v Crewe Alexandra

15 October 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Crewe Alexandra on Saturday 16 October at Highbury in a Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v Crewe Alexandra

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 16 October 2021

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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Town carried on their perfect start to this year’s Papa John’s Trophy in their last outing as they managed to beat Barrow 3-1 at Holker Street last Tuesday.

Jay Matete opened the scoring in the second half with a wonderful strike from 25-yards with his weak foot before Ryan Edmondson doubled the side’s lead, latching onto a cross from the left. Max McMillan opened his account for the club late on in the game, which was his debut, with Ozzy Zanzala scoring Barrow’s only goal of the game.

In the game before, Simon Grayson’s side narrowly fell short in their Sky Bet League One clash against Charlton Athletic at Highbury.

An end-to-end first half saw Jonathan Leko open the scoring just before the break with a strike from outside the box and despite a fantastic free-kick from Danny Andrew and several chances from Fleetwood, it wasn’t enough to maintain their unbeaten streak as substitute Jayden Stockley’s goal took the game away from Fleetwood.

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Crewe also kept their 100% record going in this year’s EFL Trophy on Tuesday as they came out on top in the cup tie against Wigan Athletic at the Alexandra Stadium.

The Railwaymen started the game as they meant to go on, scoring the opening goal of the game just 14 minutes in through Oliver Finney – who scored his second goal of the season – with an own goal from Wigan’s Scott Smith sealing the win on the hour mark.

Before that, Crewe Alexandra lost their two-goal lead against Cambridge United to draw 2-2 on the day, again at home.

Crewe dominated most of the first half and deservedly led through goals from midfielders Finney, and Scott Robertson, but a spirited second-half fightback from Mark Bonner’s Cambridge saw them take a point from the game.

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 0-2 Crewe Alexandra

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 26 December 2020

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

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Fixture: Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Carabao Cup

Date: Tuesday 14 August 2018

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

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Crewe Alexandra

H2H results




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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the local press ahead of Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Crewe this Saturday. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“When we’ve watched the games and had reports back on them, they are a club in change as they lost [Owen] Dale, Harry [Pickering], and a few others who went back on loan so they’ve had to re-recruit a new group of players, who may still be finding their feet.

“All you’ve got to do is look at their last two away games, they drew against Rotherham and drew at Plymouth as well. They also drew against Cambridge in their last game, so we know we are in for a tough one.

“There are no easy games in this division and we’ve got to be at it with, and without, the ball and try to punish them whilst limiting them to a few opportunities because they’ve got players who can take them. They’ve got Chris Porter and one or two others so I know that it’ll be a tough task.”

“We are in a good position in terms of the number of goals but somewhere down the line, I would like to have a clean sheet in the books as it gives you a better opportunity. If you are watching us as a Fleetwood fan, or as a neutral, you are going to get some entertainment and that’s what football is all about.”

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