Lee Bell's under-18's side take on Grimsby Town at Gresty Road this evening in the second round of the FA Youth Cup.
Triumph over Macclesfield Town in the first round got Crewe in to this position thanks to goals from Tyreece Onyeka, Fenton Green and Joe Robbins.
Last season, The Alex reached the Fourth Round, where they were defeated by Premier League side Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Opponents Grimsby Town beat Rugby Town 1-0 in the opening round. The Mariners were held to a 0-0 draw in normal time but Luis Adlard struck the decisive goal in extra-time.
Grimsby's under-18's won the EFL North East Youth Alliance last season and have retained most of the players who accomplished that feat.
Kick-off is at 7pm at Gresty Road.
Tickets are available on the turnstiles, priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.
The Carlsberg Lounge is also open for this fixture.
Get yourself down to the Alexandra Stadium and support the Academy lads.