Date: 4th November 2012 at 8:37pm
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Vital Doncaster looks at the head-to-head record between Doncaster Rovers and Crewe Alexandra over the years.

The two sides have met on 45 previous occasions at Doncaster with the home side winning 23, Crewe 11 and 11 have been drawn.

The first ever meeting came in the 1923/24 season when Doncaster won a Third Division (North) clash 4-1.

Crewe had to wait until their fourth visit to Doncaster before they left with the points when they won 2-0 in the 1926/27 season.

Doncaster enjoyed their biggest win during the 1960/61 season when they won 6-0.

Crewe enjoyed their biggest win during the 1991/92 season when they won a League cup clash 4-2, winning 9-4 on aggregate.

Doncaster are unbeaten in the last five meetings and have won both games at the Keepmoat.

The first meeting at the Keepmoat happened in just the second month of the move and it must rank as one of the best games seen at the new stadium.

The two clubs were battling it out for a place in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy Final in Cardiff. After drawing the first leg at Crewe 3-3, the return game at Doncaster had everything.

The night started with a number of Rovers players and manager Sean O`Driscoll laid low with a virus and the night looked to be going from bad to worse when they went 2-0 down after just 36 minutes.

Paul Heffernan pulled a goal back for Doncaster just past the hour.

With just seven minutes remaining, Doncaster were awarded a penalty. Heffernan despatched the penalty, only for referee Trevor Kettle to order the kick to be retaken.

Heffernan kept his cool to dispatch the penalty and tie the game at 5-5 on aggregate.

With the clock running down, Jason Price found himself in the right place at the right time to prod home and send Doncaster to their first ever domestic final, which they went on to win.

They met in League One the following season and another goal from Heffernan and an own goal by Dan Woodards earned Doncaster a 2-0 win.

Full history – League unless stated
1923/24 Rovers 4-1 Crewe
1924/25 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1925/26 Rovers 5-2 Crewe
1926/27 Rovers 0-2 Crewe
1927/28 Rovers 3-1 Crewe
1928/29 Rovers 0-1 Crewe
1929/30 Rovers 2-1 Crewe
1930/31 Rovers 2-0 Crewe
1931/32 Rovers 2-1 Crewe
1932/33 Rovers 5-1 Crewe
1933/34 Rovers 4-0 Crewe
1934/35 Rovers 2-0 Crewe
1937/38 Rovers 0-0 Crewe
1938/39 Rovers 1-2 Crewe
1946/47 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1948/49 Rovers 0-1 Crewe
1949/50 Rovers 0-2 Crewe
1959/60 Rovers 4-0 Crewe
1960/61 Rovers 6-0 Crewe
1961/62 Rovers 3-0 Crewe
1962/63 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1964/65 Rovers 3-1 Crewe
1965/66 Rovers 4-1 Crewe
1967/68 Rovers 2-2 Crewe
1969/70 Rovers 1-1 Crewe FA Cup
1970/71 Rovers 1-3 Crewe FA Cup
1971/72 Rovers 0-0 Crewe
1972/73 Rovers 0-2 Crewe
1973/74 Rovers 0-2 Crewe
1974/75 Rovers 2-1 Crewe
1975/76 Rovers 3-1 Crewe
1976/77 Rovers 3-0 Crewe
1977/78 Rovers 2-0 Crewe
1978/79 Rovers 2-0 Crewe
1979/80 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1980/81 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1983/84 Rovers 1-0 Crewe
1988/89 Rovers 0-1 Crewe
1991/92 Rovers 2-4 Crewe League Cup * Crewe won 9-4 on aggregate
1991/92 Rovers 1-3 Crewe
1992/93 Rovers 1-1 Crewe
1993/94 Rovers 0-0 Crewe
2006/07 Rovers 3-1 Crewe
2006/07 Rovers 3-2 Crewe JPT *Rovers won 6-5 on aggregate
2007/08 Rovers 2-0 Crewe

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