Swindon cruised past Crawley to secure their first win of the season.

Town's first-half opener was slightly fortuitous as Matt Ritchie's cross into the box fooled goalkeeper Paul Jones and drifted into the net.

Kyle McFadzean and Gary Alexander went close to levelling for Crawley before Tommy Miller stabbed home the hosts' second from Raffaele De Vita's header.

They made it 3-0 after the break when Ritchie picked out De Vita, who drilled in from close range.

Aden Flint thought he had netted their fourth with 10 minutes to go but the defender was ruled offside.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Swindon Town manager Paolo Di Canio told BBC Wiltshire:

"We played as one body and spirit. We worked very well together.

"I'm really happy for Joe Devera because he did something special.

"He looked like he'd always played as a right-back and he gave support in a fantastic way.

"I'm proud to be manager of them. It was their best performance under me at the this club."

Crawley Town boss Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"The first goal has changed the game and it's a fluke and it knocked our confidence.

"And the second goal is before half-time and if we weathered the storm then who knows.

"The football was excellent but we've got to be careful that we [don't become] one of those sides people enjoy watching but not enjoy supporting because we're not picking up results.

"We got a bit carried away after the weekend so defeat is back down to earth with a bump and it is a rude awakening what the differences are."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 03 McEveley
  • 04 Flint Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 08 Ferry
  • 10 Ritchie
  • 12 McCormack
  • 18 Miller (Rooney - 87' )
  • 09 Collins
  • 16 Williams (Benson - 85' )
  • 23 De Vita (Navarro - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 30 Bedwell
  • 27 Cibocchi
  • 06 Navarro
  • 07 Rooney
  • 13 Risser
  • 14 Benson
  • 20 Storey

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jones
  • 03 Sadler
  • 04 Connolly
  • 05 McFadzean Booked
  • 28 Davis (Cooper - 81' )
  • 06 Akpan
  • 07 Clarke (Ajose - 68' )
  • 11 Simpson
  • 15 Bulman (Forte - 63' )
  • 16 Adams
  • 09 Alexander

Substitutes

  • 25 Kuipers
  • 13 Hunt
  • 08 Torres
  • 18 Cooper
  • 22 Neilson
  • 10 Forte
  • 14 Ajose
Ref: Stroud
Att: 7,658

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

5 2

Corners

11 5

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:42 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +0:22

Corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line.

89:42

Matt Ritchie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

89:06

Paul Benson is ruled offside. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick.

88:16

Luke Rooney takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Jones.

86:41 Substitution

Substitution Luke Rooney comes on in place of Tommy Miller.

86:21

James Collins takes a shot. Save made by Paul Jones.

84:40 Substitution

Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Paul Benson coming on for Andy Williams.

84:40

James Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Adams. Nicky Adams restarts play with the free kick.

83:20

The offside flag is raised against Jay McEveley. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

80:12 Substitution

Substitution Claude Davis leaves the field to be replaced by Shaun Cooper.

79:20

Foul by Claude Davis on Aden Flint, free kick awarded. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

77:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Josh Simpson by Alan Navarro. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nicky Adams from right channel, Andy Williams makes a clearance.

76:09

The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie. The referee blows for offside against Aden Flint. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Alan Navarro is brought on as a substitute for Raffaele De Vita.

76:09

Kyle McFadzean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams.

75:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Williams on Mat Sadler. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

73:41

Josh Simpson takes a shot. Save by Wes Foderingham.

67:41 Substitution

Substitution Billy Clarke leaves the field to be replaced by Nick Ajose.

67:19

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Williams, clearance by Josh Simpson.

66:33

Tommy Miller sends in a cross, clearance by Claude Davis.

66:03

Shot by Andy Williams. Clearance by Paul Jones.

64:19

Nicky Adams produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

62:43 Substitution

Substitution Dannie Bulman leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Forte.

62:06

The assist for the goal came from Matt Ritchie.

62:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Raffaele De Vita - Swindon 3 - 0 Crawley Raffaele De Vita finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 3-0 Crawley Town.

61:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita, clearance made by Claude Davis.

60:21

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

59:53

The offside flag is raised against James Collins. Direct free kick taken by Kyle McFadzean.

59:17

Billy Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Aden Flint. Direct free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

57:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Williams. Direct free kick taken by Kyle McFadzean.

55:41

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kyle McFadzean.

54:11

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams.

53:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan McCormack on Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

52:21

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams.

50:24

Matt Ritchie takes a shot. Jay McEveley challenges Mark Connolly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:09 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:48

Mat Sadler concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Joe Devera takes the free kick.

44:00

Aden Flint provided the assist for the goal.

44:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Miller - Swindon 2 - 0 Crawley Tommy Miller grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Crawley Town.

43:35

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie from the right by-line to the near post, Mark Connolly manages to make a clearance.

40:38

Corner taken by Nicky Adams.

40:15

Billy Clarke takes a shot. Wes Foderingham makes a clearance.

39:13

Joe Devera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Connolly. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

38:41 Booking

Booking Kyle McFadzean is cautioned.

38:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Williams by Kyle McFadzean. Simon Ferry takes the direct free kick.

37:12

The offside flag is raised against Nicky Adams. Wes Foderingham restarts play with the free kick.

34:18

Andy Williams has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

32:00

Outswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams, Headed effort on goal by Kyle McFadzean from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

31:25

Inswinging corner taken by Nicky Adams from the right by-line.

30:58

Effort from 20 yards by Gary Alexander. Clearance by Simon Ferry.

29:48

Unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Billy Clarke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

28:15

The ball is delivered by James Collins.

27:02 Booking

Booking Booking for Aden Flint for unsporting behaviour.

26:20

Gary Alexander fouled by Aden Flint, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Simpson takes the direct free kick.

24:18

Assist on the goal came from Simon Ferry.

24:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Ritchie - Swindon 1 - 0 Crawley Matt Ritchie grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Crawley Town.

24:18

The ball is delivered by Matt Ritchie,

22:25

Dannie Bulman challenges Andy Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Ritchie restarts play with the free kick.

22:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matt Ritchie, Foul by Aden Flint on Mark Connolly, free kick awarded. Paul Jones takes the direct free kick. Paul Jones manages to make a clearance.

21:54

Billy Clarke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

20:47

Andy Williams is caught offside. Mark Connolly takes the direct free kick.

19:21

James Collins challenges Josh Simpson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Connolly.

18:10

Hope Akpan takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

15:26

Claude Davis fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

14:38

The ball is delivered by Matt Ritchie, Paul Jones manages to make a clearance.

10:44

Inswinging corner taken by Raffaele De Vita from the right by-line, James Collins has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

8:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan McCormack by Gary Alexander. Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

5:39

The ball is sent over by Matt Ritchie.

4:24

Mat Sadler fouled by Matt Ritchie, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle McFadzean takes the free kick.

3:01

Inswinging corner taken by Matt Ritchie.

2:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hope Akpan by Simon Ferry. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

1:40

Tommy Miller takes a shot. Save by Paul Jones.

0:29

Corner taken by Matt Ritchie, clearance made by Paul Jones.

0:00

The match begins.

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