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Last Time We Met Crewe Alexandra

5 April 2019

Now I'm sure the memories of our last fixture against Crewe is firmly engrained in each and every Vale supporter's mind, but we'll give you a reminder of our 1-0 win anyway.

You'll have to cast your mind back to Septemeber when Vale headed into the Crewe game off the back of an impressive win over Northampton Town and a battling draw with Forest Green Rovers.

Crewe went into the game unbeaten at Gresty Road as they looked to continue in the same fashion against the Valiants.

Vale started on the front foot as Manny Oyeleke and Ricky Miller both had chances to put Vale in the ascendency, but Ben Garratt in the Crewe net stood strong.

The hosts grew into the affair as a Scott Brown save and Leon Legge goal-line clearance halted Crewe in their tracks. Brown parried away Jordan Bowery's effort and Legge was on-hand to clear the follow-up off the line.

Following the restart, Vale continued to press and had a number of chances to score the opener. Tom Pope, Ben Whitfield and Miller all had opportunities, and as the clock ticked down it looked as though it was never going to hit the back of the net.

However, up stepped Leon Legge to score the only goal of the game and win the match-up for the travelling Valiants. The stately centre-half was on-hand to turn home Luke Hannant's cross, right in-front of the Vale supporters.

The three points lifted Port Vale to 13th place whereas Crewe held their place in 17th.


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