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Preview: Alex Face League Leaders Lincoln On Boxing Day

24 December 2018

Crewe host league leaders Lincoln City on Boxing Day in a bid to bring some festive cheer to the Alex home fans.

The Alex usually do well on Boxing Day, winning two & drawing one of the last three post-Christmas matches.

However, the current form isn't so pretty, losing all three December 2018 games - without scoring a goal.

The Imps won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Sincil Bank in October thanks to a second half goal by Tom Pett.

The Alex gave a good account of themselves that day & will need to battle similarly hard to get any change from a side that have been unbeaten since October 27th.


Date: Wednesday 26 December 2018

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-4 Lincoln (Nov 2017)

Referee: Christopher Sarginson (P25, Y74, R3)


Crewe: A fully fit squad is available to David Artell for the Boxing Day clash after Paul Green made his return at Forest Green from the substitutes bench.

The Alex have won six of 11 home games so far this season, drawing two & losing just three. However, Oldham did run-out 2-0 winners last time at Gresty Road & the Alex are yet to score a goal in three games this December.


Lincoln: The Imps hold a deserved four-point advantage at the top of League Two at the half-way stage of the season.

They've lost just three in the league all season long & are unbeaten since October - a run of six league games - ten in all competitions.

Their three defeats this season have all come by a 1-0 margin to Colchester, Tranmere & Crawley, so it appears being tight at the back & keeping a clean sheet is vital to the Alex's hopes of success.


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