Tag: Crewe Alexandra

28th January 2006- Championship, Watford 4 Crewe Alexandra 1

Watford claimed third place in the Championship after thumping Crewe. Matthew Spring’s first-half double set up Watford’s win, the midfielder powering in a shot on 18 minutes and then applying a close-range finish.

Watford’s season may be defined in the next 15 days. Sheffield United loom a week today, and eight days later comes a daunting trip to Elland Road. The Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell was in attendance here and Spring’s display made it easy to understand why United insisted on a clause preventing the midfielder from lining up for his new team in what will be a vital fixture.

Now we shouldn’t become blasé about this great form, we can be fairly sure that Boothroyd will not allow any of the players to get complacent and the build up to this game against Crewe was given the full “our most important game” treatment, which sometimes comes over as a manager trying to convince himself as much as anyone else. Not our Aidy.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2006-01-28
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/28-january-2006/

15th January 2005- Championship, Watford 3 Crewe Alexandra 1

How often have we heard that same old story? Team goes on cup run, team matches Premiership (not Premier, not a ship) side, team comes down to earth with a painful bump the following weekend. Okay, maybe not that often, but you get the point. Crewe at home, despite our visitors losing Dean Ashton to Norwich, had “potential banana skin” written all over it. Much as everybody’s attention is rightly focused on a certain game against a certain team, the need to build on the last home match (a 1-0 win over Millwall, in case you can’t remember in a post-Anfield blur) with another three points was paramount. The Carling Cup Final would be nice, but a few home league wins in a row will keep the relegation battle wolf well and truly clear of our door.

10th April 2004- New Division One, Watford 2 Crewe Alexandra 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4601

Happily for us, none of our other rivals in the unseemly melee at the foot of the first division made the blindest bit of difference to their chances of survival during our two weeks of Millwall-induced inactivity. Crewe, who are very much still one of those clubs in trouble, arrived at The Vic for the first of three fixtures which given the all round closeness of the battle, are not so much “winner takes all” as “winner takes a small step away from trouble but still get to look over their shoulders anxiously”. With mouth-watering trips to Burnley and Rotherham to follow, a win was not so much desired as down right essential to our prospects. Small steps maybe, but ones we have to take.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2004-04-10
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-division-1/09-april-2004/

2nd March 2002- New Division One, Watford 0 Crewe Alexandra 1

Crewe striker Dean Ashton scored the only goal of the game to ease his side’s relegation fears. It was Ashton’s eighth goal of the campaign but Watford boss Gianluca Vialli will wonder how his side lost.

Somehow, another opportunity has slipped from our grasp. While this performance fell far short of Tuesday’s, neither capturing its furious intensity nor matching the elegance of some of the football, it still should’ve been enough to produce a single goal victory.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2002-03-02
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-division-1/02-march-2002/