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Match Preview | Crewe Alexandra (h)

30 March 2018

EFL Sky Bet League Two – The Hive London – Friday 30 March – KO 15:00pm

Last Time We Met:

The last time The Bees met Crewe, a second-half Chris Porter strike was enough to ensure David Artell’s side claimed maximum points.

The host’s were on top for the majority of the game and they received their just rewards with 15 minutes remaining after the Crewe number seven latched onto a Zoumana Bakayogo cross.

Manager:

David Artell has been in charge of The Alex for over a year now and after a 17th placed finish last season, the former defender is currently at the helm of a Crewe team sitting in the same position this campaign.

The 37-year-old started his playing career at Rotherham United and also made appearances at the likes of Morecambe, Wrexham, Mansfield and Chester.

Artell also had seven international caps to his name, representing Gibraltar during 2014 and 2015.

The Crewe boss also made 72 appearances for the Railwaymen between 2010 and 2012 and captained the side he now manages at Wembley in the 2012 League Two play-off final.

Dangerman:

Jordan Bowery’s goal tally for the season entered double figures at the weekend when he scored the deciding goal as Crewe beat Newport 2-1.

With all 10 goals coming from within the 18-yard box, it’s safe to say the forward can pose a real threat in the final third.

Bowery has found the net with both feet and his head this season and his unpredictability means that the Bees’ back-line will have to be on high alert to keep the striker at bay.

Last Time Out:

Crewe claimed their second win in their last five outings on Saturday when they travelled to Rodney Parade to face Newport County.

Harry McKirdy broke the dead-lock with 26 minutes on the clock before Jordan Bowery claimed his 10th goal of the season on the hour mark.

Newport defender Mickey Demetriou pulled one back for the hosts nine minutes from time but his glancing header wasn’t enough to spark a come-back for The Exiles.

Ticket info:

This Saturday it is just £10 for Adults to stand in the South Terrace and all Under 17's can gain entry for just £1 anywhere in the stadium! Tickets can be purchased here.

Keep up with the game:

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You can also get live match updates on Twitter throughout the afternoon. We are also on Facebook and will go behind the scenes on our Instagram.


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