Peter Kennedy tasted victory in his first game in charge of Crewe at the weekend as the Glenavy men overcame fellow Mid Ulster League side Windmill Stars in a 4-3 Irish Cup thriller. Today at Windsor Park the draw was made for the 5th Round and Crewe will take on Championship side Knockbreda on the 7th January.
Crewe may have missed out on a glamour tie against one of the Irish League big boys but will be out to cause an upset against Knockbreda of the NIFL Championship on the 7th January. Knockbreda have struggled this season and recently appointed former Bangor boss Garth Scates as their new manager to try and help turn fortunes around.
Crewe defeated a strong Windmill Stars 4-3 last weekend to mark the start of Kennedys reign at the club. A hatrick from prolific goal scorer Mark McCullough and a penalty from Ciaran Carson was enough to defeat Windmill in an entertaining encounter.
Before the Irish Cup game comes two home league fixtures for Crewe. They will take on St Marys (10th December) and Seapatrick (17th December) as Crewe try and catch up on league fixtures given the significant number of cup games they have been involved in. It is still extremely close at the top of Intermediate ‘A’ and if the top six all win their games in hand Crewe would only be 2 points of the league leaders.
It will be an interesting few weeks for everyone at the club as we fight on all fronts and continued success at Crewe Park.