Reds fans can usually count on one thing when the fixtures come out. We’ll be away to Crewe in the depths of winter!
Our sixth visit to the Alexandra Stadium takes place next Saturday and four of the previous five have come either in November or December. The exception was a goalless League One draw on Good Friday 2015 when Dean Saunders was in charge.
It’s not been a happy hunting ground for Reds with just one win - last season’s 2-0 triumph secured by James Collins’ double.
The Alexandra Stadium boasts a massive main stand which dwarfs the other three in this all-seater ground. Our fans will be in the quaintly named Morrison’s Ice Cream Stand opposite the main stand. It’s a shame we’ve never been there in weather where we might be tempted by one of the sponsor’s products!
There are the usual range of snacks on sale inside but most away fans head for the fish and chip shop opposite the ground in Gresty Road for pre-match sustenance. Prepare to queue outside, but it is worth it.
Crewe is easily accessible by road via the M40 and M6 and it’s also probably the easiest away ground to get to by train, with its station on the West Coast Mainline a five-minute walk away. If you fancy avoiding the pre-Christmas shopping traffic the 1005 from Three Bridges, via Farringdon then tube to connect with the 1140 from Euston, gets to Crewe at 1310. The 1035 connects with the 1207 Euston departure for arrival at Crewe at 1341.
Coming back, the 1729 gets you back to Three Bridges for 2041 via Euston and Blackfriars.
The Corner Bar and Cheshire Inn, both on nearby Nantwich Road, welcome away fans.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY CAN BE FOUND HERE