Peterborough Utd 2 Crewe Alexandra 2

Basic Information

Date 24th August 1996.
Stadium London Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England
Competition Second Division.
Attendance 6,357.
Officials Rob Harris.

Crewe Alexandra take an early lead in Posh’s first home game under Barry Fry, as Lee Ellison volleys in Lee Unsworth’s cross. Scott Houghton equalises ten minutes later, but the visitors dominate the first half. After the break they take the lead, with Ellison lobbing Jon Sheffield. He’s denied a hat-trick by an offside flag moments later. In injury time Gareth Whalley handles Aidy Boothroyd’s cross and Martin O'Connor thumps home the spot kick to give Posh an unlikely point.


Peterborough Utd
Barry Fry
Starting line-up
1 Jon Sheffield
2 Mike Basham (-64')
3 Simon Clark
4 Martin O'Connor Goal
5 Greg Heald Yellow Card
6 Mick Bodley
7 Roger Willis
8 Marcus Ebdon (-64')
9 Sean Farrell (-46')
10 Ken Charlery
11 Scott Houghton Goal
12 Niall Inman (+64')
13 Giuliano Grazioli (+46')
14 Aidy Boothroyd (+64')
Crewe Alexandra
Dario Gradi
Starting line-up
1 Mark Gayle
2 Lee Unsworth
3 Shaun Smith
4 Ashley Westwood
5 Steve Macauley
6 Gareth Whalley Yellow Card
7 Fran Tierney
8 Robbie Savage (-87')
9 Lee Ellison Goal Goal (-76')
10 Danny Murphy Yellow Card
11 Mark Rivers (-68')
- Peter Billing (+87')
- Brian Launders (+76')
- Dele Adebola (+68')