The Mariners head to Cheshire to face promotion challenging Crewe Alexandra at the Mornflake Stadium looking for a swift response following the defeat at Harrogate in midweek. (kick-off 3pm)

Town were unable to follow up their victory against Newport County last weekend with George Thompson’s second half strike enough to seal all three points for the Yorkshire side after Justin Obikwu’s first half header was ruled out for offside.

Town were unable to make it two wins from two against Harrogate Town on Tuesday night after a second half strike from George Thompson was enough to seal all three points for the Yorkshire side. Justin Obikwu was able to head the ball in the net in the first half, but the linesman put a premature end to the celebrations in the Mariner end.

You can view Tuesday’s highlights by clicking HERE.

Team News

Head Coach David Artell has remained tight lipped on any potential new injury concerns heading into this fixture. However, Anthony Glennon has been back out on the grass this week and is likely to return to full training next week.

Niall Maher is back in contention for this fixture, but Arthur Gnahoua will still be unavailable for selection following the injury he picked up on Good Friday. Artell did suggest Arthur could be returning to training next week.

You can view David Artell’s full pre-match interview by clicking HERE.

Crewe Alexandra

These two sides last faced each other in early December in David Artell’s first home game as Head Coach. Town were able to get the better of the away side in this contest as two first half goals from Abo Eisa and Danny Rose were enough to earn the Mariners all three points. The visitors were able to claw a goal back in the second half through Joe White, but this proved to be nothing but a consolation.

Crewe are currently managed by former Mansfield, Macclesfield and Burton midfielder Lee Bell who has been at the helm with the Cheshire side since 2022. Originally coaching the Under 18’s before moving up the ladder until he eventually became assistant manager to Alex Morris in April 2022. Following the departure of Morris later that year, Bell inherited the top job at the Mornflake Stadium where he has remained since.

The Railwaymen come into this game having seen a slump in recent form that’s seen them only take one win from their last six games, severely denting their automatic promotion hopes. They did however make a return to winning ways in their last outing away at Morecambe where a single goal was enough to see them return home with their first win in five.

Bell’s side do however hold an impressive home record this season after only losing five out of their 21 home league fixtures this season, winning 11 and drawing five. That putting Alexandra 7th in the home form table. Despite this they’ve only won one home game since the start of February, that coming in a narrow 1-0 win against Sutton United.

Elliott Nevitt is Crewe’s current top scorer having netted 17 times this season as well as registering two assists in the process. Those goals putting Nevitt joint 10th in the League Two top scorers’ table.


UK supporters can follow the action via our social media channels whilst overseas supporters will be able to watch tomorrow’s match against Crewe on Mariners TV with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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