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Match preview: Crewe Alexandra v Morecambe

21 September 2021

The Shrimps travel to the Mornflake Stadium to face Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday 21 September in Sky Bet League One.

Stephen Robinson’s side head into the fixture on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat away at Doncaster Rovers, whereas the hosts enjoyed a 2-0 victory at home against Burton Albion on Saturday

Out of the 14 previous meetings in the EFL between the two sides, the Shrimps have won just three, drawn three and lost eight, with the most recent meeting ending in a 1-1 draw at the Mazuma Stadium in February 2020, our last home game before that season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Opposition

Form guide

The Railwaymen finished 11th in Sky Bet League One last season, and their start to the season has been one of mixed fortunes, winning only one of their opening seven league games and currently sitting 21st place in the table.

The Cheshire side started their season with a 1-1 draw against newly promoted Cheltenham Town before losing three league games on the bounce against Portsmouth away, Oxford United away and Accrington Stanley at home. A further loss against Charlton Athletic cemented a disappointing August for David Artell, however a draw against Shrewsbury and a win against Burton has seen Alexandra start September in a more positive fashion.

Manager Artell joined the side in January 2017 and has taken charge of 234 games since his reign began, winning 95, drawing 41 and losing 98. His team have scored 345 goals and conceded 354, accruing a total of 326 points, averaging out at 1.39 points per match.

David Artell’s pre-match thoughts

David Artell made 120 appearances as a player for Morecambe between 2007 and 2010, scoring 15 goals and providing one assist, and the former defender is hoping his side can take confidence from their first victory of the season against Burton Albion.

“Morecambe will always have a place in my heart, I think it’s a terrific football club,” he said.

“It’s one of them unfancied, unfashionable football clubs but when you get inside it, it’s got real good people at its core.

“It’s very similar to us, I don’t think we’re many people’s second team and I’m not sure Morecambe are either, but they’re built on good people, both inside the club, the people that run the club, and the fans.

“So we’re very similar in that aspect, so hopefully it’s a good game, but like I say, sentiment doesn’t come into it, so I hope we beat them.”

Alexandra’s key players

Crewe’s leading goalscorer so far this campaign is striker Mikael Mandron who has netted twice in the opening seven league games of the season. The 26-year-old Frenchman, who spent two years in the academy at Sunderland before turning professional with the Black Cats in 2013, has gone on to make 300 career appearances to date, three of which came in the Premier League, scoring 73 goals and providing 34 assists.

Winger J’Neil Bennett signed for Crewe on a six-month loan deal in summer from Tottenham Hotspur and is already highly regarded as a future star. The 19-year-old already has 83 career appearances under his belt with 23 goals and 14 assists to boot. Bennett also has represented England internationally, making four appearances for the C team in 2018/19, scoring one goal.

Central midfielder Scott Robertson signed for the Railwaymen on a season-long loan from Scottish giants Celtic in August. The 20-year-old has experience at this level having made 19 appearances for Gillingham and 15 appearances for Doncaster Rovers last season. The Lenzie-born man has one senior appearance for Celtic to his name, which came in a Europa League fixture against CFR Cluj, Robertson played the whole game.

Shrimps’ pre-match thoughts

Having seen a number of Crewe’s games so far this campaign, Robinson admits he’s aware of what Tuesday’s hosts can bring to the table.

He said: “I watched them against Burton on Saturday, they’re a good football side as Crewe always are, they’re a side that knocks the ball about and they’re going to be a threat, like Doncaster.

“The league table means nothing, everyone’s a threat in this league, every time somebody plays Morecambe, they feel they’ll get three points, or they should be taking points off Morecambe, we’re well aware of that.

“We’re going to be competitive, we have been in every single game, and this is going to be no different.”

Meet the men in black

Taking charge of the fixture is London-based Paul Howard, with Oliver Bickle and Darren Williams running the lines and Thomas Harty taking the position of fourth official.

Out of the seven games that Howard has taken charge so far this season, across the Carabao Cup, League One, League Two and the Papa John’s Trophy, he has issued a total of 23 yellow cards and two red cards.

The official refereed Morecambe on two occasions last season, including our home defeat to Tranmere Rovers in January as well as our 3-0 victory away at Grimsby Town in April.

Don’t miss a kick with our iFollow coverage

After teaming up with Beyond Radio for the 2021/22 season, supporters will be able to listen to exclusive, full and uninterrupted radio commentary of every single game, home and away, which will be broadcast simultaneously across North Lancashire on 103.5 and 107.5FM, as well as on the iFollow Shrimps platform.

Joining host Dave Salmon is the club’s media assistant Matt Smith, audio passes are available from as little as £2.50 per match, £4.49 for a monthly pass or £45 for a season pass.

As well as full match commentary, the ‘Shrimps Verdict’ podcast will be available post-match, featuring online, on demand content, including audio match highlights, post-match interviews and reaction, and the chance for supporters to have their say.

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Match Reports

Report: Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Shrimps

21 September 2021

Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Morecambe
Sky Bet League One
The Mornflake Stadium
Tuesday 21 September 2021
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Attendance: 3,542 (213 away)

Two goals from Arthur Gnaouha and one from Adam Phillips ensured the Shrimps headed home with all three points. 

A second half strike from Mikael Mandron gave the home side a chance just after the break, but it would be the away side's day in Cheshire. 

The first big chance of the game came on the ninth minute as Stephen Robinson’s Shrimps opened the scoring at The Mornflake Stadium. 

A drilled cross by Greg Leigh found the unmarked Phillips in the middle of the Alex six-yard box, who had the easy job of applying the finishing touch to a delightful cross. 

Moments later, the visitors nearly doubled their lead. 

A carbon copy of the first goal came close to finding the back of Will Jaaskelainen’s net once again, another cross from Leigh was originally parried by the ‘keeper, the ball then fell to Stockton who rounded him and took aim, unfortunately for him, there was a Crewe man back on the line to spare the home shot stopper's blushes. 

On the 28th minute, the Shrimps did have their second, a perfect piece of play down the right saw the ball teased across the box by Wes McDonald and there was Gnahoua to prod home.

The home side were inches away from pulling a goal back with moments of the first period remaining, however a stunning save from Kyle Letheren maintained our two-goal lead at the break.

Half-time: Crewe Alexandra 0-2 Morecambe

In the opening five minutes of the second half, the Railwaymen pulled a goal back. 

It was a goal very similar to our first with a cross from the left by Rio Adebisi finding Mandron in the centre of the six-yard box waiting to apply the finish. 

Just after the hour mark, the Shrimps were inches away from reclaiming their two-goal lead, as a brilliant ball was pulled back to the penalty spot by substitute Liam Gibson, and there was Phillips to get a shot off - but Donervon Daniels was in the way to make a goal-saving block. 

Minutes later, the tie could have been level but for the brilliance of Letheren in the Morecambe goal, the 'keeper was there to pull off a huge save to deny Callum Ainley who had been a thorn in visitor's side since the first whistle. 

With five minutes of the game remaining, the Shrimps wrapped up three points in impressive fashion. 

A counter-attacking move saw Stockton feed Gnahoua who made sure that the Robinson’s side would head home with the win by thumping his effort into the top corner of Jaaskelainen’s goal. 

Full-time: Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Morecambe

We return to the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday as we welcome Accrington Stanley in the first Lancashire derby of the season. 

Crewe Alexandra: Jaaskelainen, Ramsey, Adebisi, Thomas, Ainley (Finney 84’), Mandron, Lundstrum, Daniels, Robertson, Kashket (Porter 75’), Bennett. 

Subs not used: Richards, Offord, McFadzean, Gomes, Sass-Davies. 

Goals: Mandron 49’ 

Bookings: None

Red cards: None

Morecambe: Letheren, Leigh, O’Connor (C), McDonald (Gibson 56’), Diagouraga, Stockton, Phillips (McCalmont 73’), McLoughlin, Cooney (McLaughlin 56’), Gnahoua, Wootton. 

Subs not used: Andresson, Jones, McPake, Delaney.

Goals: Phillips 9’, Gnahoua 28’ 85. 

Bookings: Cooney 40’, McLoughlin 79’, Stockton 80’ 

Red cards: None

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Ticket News

Crewe Alexandra (A) ticket details

15 September 2021

Tickets for our rearranged Sky Bet League One fixture against Crewe Alexandra are now on sale.

Due to this being a rearranged fixture there will be no UK iFollow video coverage unlike scheduled Tuesday night games due to this orginally being scheduled to be played on a Saturday.

Ticket prices are listed below;

Adults: £25.00
Senior Citizens: £19.00
Under 11s: £7.50
12-16 years: £12.00
Disabled: £19.00 (Carer: Free)

Supporters must collect their physical tickets from Morecambe FC Club Shop before 16:00pm on Monday 20 September, tickets not collected will be available to pick up from Crewe's ticket office on the day of the game.

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