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  • Date:03 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Grant (2) Clayton (8)
  • Frecklington (9)
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Live Commentary

47:02 +2.02

Michael O'Connor shown a yellow card.

45:13 +0.13

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore.

40:04

The offside flag is raised against Ajay Leitch-Smith.

38:56

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

38:35

Anthony Grant fouled by Michael O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick.

37:43

Shot comes in from Alex Revell from the free kick that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:27

Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Skarz.

36:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael O'Connor.

34:44

Corner taken by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

34:02

Free kick crossed by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

33:46

Ben Pringle concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdul Osman.

32:55

Shot by Lee Frecklington cleared the bar.

28:50

Corner taken by Michael O'Connor.

25:47

George Ray takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

25:33

Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.

25:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Grant by Kari Arnason.

22:08

Headed chance falls to Kelvin Mellor.

21:33

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alan Martin.

20:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Clayton by Claude Davis.

19:18

Abdul Osman is adjudged to have handled the ball.

16:34

Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

15:00

Ajay Leitch-Smith crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:14

Free kick taken by Alan Martin.

13:04

Joe Skarz restarts play with the free kick.

12:53

Matt Tootle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Pringle.

11:19

Alex Revell challenges Ryan Colclough unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9:49

Lee Frecklington slots the ball right footed into the goal. Crewe 2-1 Rotherham.

8:54

Max Clayton grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crewe 2-0 Rotherham.Ajay Leitch-Smith provided the assist for the goal.

6:29

Shot comes in from Lee Frecklington from the free kick that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

5:56

Foul by Matt Tootle on Craig Morgan, free kick awarded.

5:23

Shot by Ben Pringle. Alan Martin safely holds on.

2:25

Anthony Grant grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crewe 1-0 Rotherham.Max Clayton provided the assist for the goal.

Match Preview

Alex wait on Oliver and Waters Crewe are hopeful both Vadaine Oliver and Billy Waters can return to action against Rotherham. Striker Oliver, a summer recruit from Lincoln, has seen his pre-season disrupted by a groin injury which has kept him out of the last four friendlies. However, like Waters - who has been hampered by a knee problem - Oliver returned to training on Thursday with Alex hopeful both can declare their fitness against the Millers. Forward Mathias Pogba, who was the club's top scorer last season, is struggling with a knee injury he picked up against Manchester United on Monday. Chuks Aneke sealed a loan return on Friday from Arsenal, though they are waiting for his paperwork to clear. Rotherham are expecting striker Daniel Nardiello to be fit. Nardiello scored 18 goals last season as the Millers ended a six-season stay in the bottom tier, but he sustained a hamstring injury in the pre-season clash with Huddersfield and only returned to training this week. That is the only injury concern for boss Steve Evans who could hand a host of debuts to his summer signings, with Richard Brindley and David Worrall likely to get first starts. If Nardiello is fit he will be battling it out with new arrivals Danny Hylton and Matt Tubbs for a place in attack alongside Alex Revell.

Formation:541Manager: Steve Davis

Crewe

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Evans

Rotherham

  • Alan Martin
  • Matt Tootle
  • Kelvin Mellor
  • George Ray
  • Ryan Colclough
  • Harry Davis
  • Abdul Osman
  • Max Clayton
  • Ajay Leitch-Smith
  • Anthony Grant
  • Byron Moore
  • SUBS
  • Chuks Aneke
  • Mark Ellis
  • Vadaine Oliver
  • Oliver Turton
  • Michael West
  • Thierry Audel

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Form Guide

  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Rotherham

Last Meetings

  • Crewe
  • 1 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 24/03/2007
  • Rotherham
  • 5 - 1
  • Crewe
  • 28/10/2006
  • Rotherham
  • 1 - 4
  • Crewe
  • 25/01/1997
  • Crewe
  • 1 - 0
  • Rotherham
  • 29/10/1996
  • Crewe
  • 0 - 2
  • Rotherham
  • 20/04/1996
  • Rotherham
  • 2 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 04/11/1995

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