Crewe Alexandra host MK Dons at Gresty Road this Saturday in their sixth game of the League Two season. With the two sides in different halves of the table, three points will mean vastly different things already.
Crewe currently sit 14th in League Two on six points. In five games, The Railwaymen have one win, three draws and one loss. Crewe sit top of the pile of those on six points due to their ten goals this season.
The Railwaymen started their season with back-to-back 2 - 2 draws. Mickey Demetriou and Rio Adebisi both scored in the 2 - 2 draw against ten-man Mansfield whereas Zac Williams along with another Adebisi goal grabbed the 2 - 2 draw with Swindon Town. Next was a visit from Newport. Demetriou scored a double, along with a Chris Long penalty and Elliott Nevitt all scoring in the 4 - 2 win. Another 2 - 2 draw was the result against Walsall. This time Walsall raced into the 2 - 0 lead and Nevitt and a 94th-minute equaliser from Jack Powell gave The Railwaymen their point. The final league action for Crewe was a disappointing 1 - 0 loss to Bradford through a goal from Jamie Walker.
Crewe played Port Vale in the Second Round of the League Cup on Tuesday. The sides played out a 0 - 0 draw and sent the tie to penalties. However, Joel Tabiner, Adebisi, Long and Neviit all missed giving Port Vale the 2 - 0 win.
MK Dons, on the other hand, sit top of League Two. In five games so far this season, The Dons have four wins and a loss, leaving them on 12 points. Though tied on points with Gillingham, MK Dons have scored an impressive 12 goals so far this season and have only conceded eight, giving them the superior goal difference of four.
The Dons grabbed their four wins over Wrexham, Tranmere, Colchester and Doncaster. The win against Wrexham was a goal filled opening weekend. An own goal from Eoghan O’Connell, Mohamed Eisa, two from Jonathan Lejo and Daniel Harvie all worked to give MK Dons the 5 - 3 win. A single goal from Eisa was the difference in the 1 - 0 win over Tranmere though he scored again along with Alex Gilbey and Dennis to give The Dons the 3 - 2 win over Colchester. MK Dons’ last league action was the win against Doncaster. Harvie and Warren O’Hora both scored in a 2 - 1 win. The one loss this season came against the run against Crawley. Eisa equalised in the first half but goals from Nick Tsaroulla and Danilo Orsi gave Crawley the 2 - 1 win.
As MK Dons were knocked out of the League Cup by Wycombe, their midweek action came in the Football League Trophy. They faced Chelsea’s U21 team where Matthew Dennis, Jonathan Leko and Max Dean - twice, all scored in the 4 - 1 win.
Crewe and MK Dons haven’t crossed paths too often in their histories, meeting just 15 times so far. The first came in 2007 and both teams have won on six occasions, with the points being shared three times. The Dons have won the last two encounters, a likely outcome of this weekend’s meeting too.
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