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Gillespie earns Foxes draw

By Simon Fudge.   Last Updated: 05/02/05 6:50pm

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Crewe Alexandra had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Leicester City at The Walkers Stadium.

Keith Gillespie's strike just before the hour mark earned Craig Levein's side a point on Saturday, despite The Railwaymen taking the lead through Andy White.

It was the Northern Ireland international's first goal since April 2002 and his first strike for The Foxes.

The home side created the first chance of the match when Joey Gudjonsson went within inches of the goal with a curling effort on the right side of the box.

Gareth Williams then went close with a volleyed effort while James Scowcroft forced a save from Crewe goalkeeper Clayton Ince with a close range header.

The home side, however, were made to pay for their missed chances when Crewe took the lead on 36 minutes.

Luke Varney took Anthony Tonkin's pass before finding White and his strike partner beat Foxes goalkeeper Ian Walker with a low drive for 1-0.

The second half saw Leicester's Alan Maybury force a good save from Ince after a fierce drive, but Levein's side levelled soon after.

Jordan Stewart's cross from the left was flicked on by substitute Mark de Vries and the ball fell kindly to Gillespie, who converted the chance for 1-1 on 58 minutes.

Stephen Foster and White then missed chances to restore Crewe's lead while de Vries could have taken the points for The Foxes with a chance in the dying stages.   

   

   

                         

     

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