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Numbers on Argyle at Gresty Road

2 August 2019

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Overall summary: P 8 W 3 D 1 L 4 F 10 A 15

F\A

0

  1

  2

3

0

0

  0

  0

2

1

1

  0

  1

0

2

0

  2

  1

1

3

0

  0

  0

0

 

First time: Billy Bingham’s men lost 1-2 at Gresty Road on Saturday, March 1, 1969. Dave Burnside scored for the Greens.

Last time: Craig Tanner and Graham Carey were our scorers in a 2-1 win for Derek Adams’s promotion-bound Pilgrims on November 12, 2016.

Biggest win: We have twice recorded 2-1 wins at Crewe. As well as the aforementioned victory in November, 2016, we also won by this score line on January 21, 2006. Skipper Paul Wotton grabbed a brace, as Tony Pulis continued to successfully steer Argyle away from the Championship relegation zone.

Heaviest defeat: We have twice lost 0-3 – firstly under Neil Warnock on September 28, 1996 and secondly under Bobby Williamson on December 11, 2004.

Most goals in a single game: Five in a 2-3 defeat for Carl Fletcher’s men on January 7, 2012. Simon Walton and Matt Lecointe were our scorers.

Further interesting facts:

This isn’t the first time that we have played Crewe in the opening game of the season – we kicked off the 1968-9 campaign by drawing 2-2 with the Railwaymen at Home Park. Our goals were scored by Steve Davey and Frank Lord in what was our first game in the third tier of English football for over nine years following our relegation from the equivalent of today’s Championship the previous spring.

We have only once kept a clean sheet away to the Alex, in a 1-0 win on October 19, 2002. David Norris scored the winner for Paul Sturrock’s team in his debut for the Pilgrims on loan from Bolton Wanderers.

We have never scored more than twice in a single game away to Crewe – something to address tomorrow.


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