Decimated by a large number of regular second year scholars being need for U23 duty, the Alex U18’s hosted Birmingham City at Reaseheath, fielding a side made up mainly of first years & U16’s.
Lee Bell's side took the a first half lead after Joe Thompson stabbed in from close range following a wonderful 12-pass move down the pitch, with the ball starting in the hands of Alex keeper Will Appleyard.
The older & more experienced Blues side pushed on in the second half & drew level with a header at the back post from a corner.
The visitors pressed on their advantage as the game wore on in search of a winner, but The Alex held on firm to record an impressive point.
Crewe: Appleyard, Manuel, Fenton, Barlow, Adibisi, Odipe (Griffiths), Heath, Robbins, Linton (Walsh), C.Johnson (T.Johnson), Thompson