Crewe fans join up to play match at Crewe Alexandra's stadium

By Ryan Parker

3rd May 2022 | Local Sport

The group of crewe fans who got together for the match at Gresty Road (Grant Coiley).
The group of crewe fans who got together for the match at Gresty Road (Grant Coiley).

A group of Crewe fans got the chance to make their dreams come true - playing on their beloved Gresty Road pitch in a bank holiday encounter.

The match took place at The Mornflake Stadium on Monday (May 2), kicking off at 7:30pm.

Alex fans had come together in a WhatsApp group chat, with banter high among the group for weeks building up to the game.

Crewe alex fans training on the Gresty Road pitch before the match (Matt McCormack).

The players trained at Gresty Road for several hours prior to kick off.

The Crewe home side lined up in various home shirts from past and present. The Crewe away team, dressed up equally as fan-like, wore various black Crewe tops from their own wardrobes.

The home side were captained by match organiser Zach Homer. The away side were led by by Grant Coiley. 

At stake: The Mr. Crewe Cup

Kick off

It was the away side that came out firing in the first half as Grant Coiley linked up down the right side of the pitch and crossed the ball in from a wide position to find Niall Peacock, the first goal scorer with just two minutes on the clock.

Leading 1-0, the away team dropped off, conceding three in quick succession. The home side led 3-1 thanks to scorers Harry Griffiths x2 and Tom Royle.

It was now the home team's turn to fall asleep. Just before half time, when the the away team looked down and out they got a second surge of energy that started a comeback with goals coming from Rhys Holt and Matt McCormack to draw level.

Holt then doubled his tally to put the away side back in the lead on the stroke at half time with the momentum fully with them.

Skipper Grant Coiley (Middle) with hatrick heroes Rhys Holt and Fred Molyneaux, also son Leon Coiley (Grant Coiley).

Half time: 4-3

The Second half started the same way as the first half with the away team getting words of warning at half time.

They came out the blocks very quickly with Holt completing his hat-trick within the first 30 seconds of the restart.

For the home side, this was pretty much where it stayed for them. The away side went on to take complete control of the game with Fred Molyneaux adding another two goals to the tally and McCormack coming in off the right wing to make it 8-3.

Coiley's weaving little run in and out of defenders created space for himself in the box to shoot and score in off the post, making it nine.

The game was well beyond the Homer's home team at this point.

Clayton Hodge then found himself in space to hit the ball from a good 25 yards out on the outside of his foot.

The ball flew into the top corner and put the away side's tally into double figures

Molyneaux then completed his hat-rick late on in the game with a ball knocked through by the young Leon Coiley.

The winning Crewe away team with the prestigious Mr. Crewe Cup (Grant Coiley).

A consolation goal by the home side very late on completed the match with the Crewe Away supporters winning 11-4.

Full Time: 11-4

A Special mention goes to Zach Homer who organised the match.

The group of fans hope to make it an annual event at Gresty Road.

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(Ryan Parker and Grant Coiley)


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