Crewe Alexandra substitute Vadaine Oliver volleyed a late equaliser to rescue a point against Swindon Town.

After Chuks Aneke had blazed over a penalty when Crewe sub Cameron Park's cross deflected off Ryan Harley's arm, Swindon wnet ahead after the break.

Vadaine Oliver's only previous goal for Crewe came against Peterborough United in September

Harley's unstoppable 15-yard shot found the top corner before Aneke then hit the bar with a curling drive.

But Oliver was the home hero, galloping clear to thrash home a 25-yard volley for his first goal in six months.

Injury-hit Crewe were missing eight outfield players, as well as on-loan keeper Neil Etheridge, whose thigh injury forced boss Steve Davis to bring back teenager Ben Garratt, just a game after dropping him.

Crewe's draw partially atoned for the 5-0 defeat they suffered from Mark Cooper's side back in August, but it could not prevent them dropping back into League One's bottom four on goal difference.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"It's very, very frustrating.

"I'd say that was possibly one of our best performances.

"I thought we totally dominated the game for 80 minutes and you give them a little bit of a lift and they finish stronger but the game should have been over.

"You can't have that much play in and around the final third and still only be winning 1-0. That's something we have to get right."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle Booked
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Nolan
  • 05 Ellis
  • 04 Davis
  • 11 Moore (Waters - 61' )
  • 42 Grant
  • 09 Pogba (Oliver - 74' )
  • 26 Aneke
  • 14 Inman (Park - 25' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 03 Mellor
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 19 Oliver
  • 20 Turton
  • 29 Waters
  • 31 Park

Swindon Town

  • 25 Belford
  • 02 Thompson
  • 03 Byrne
  • 04 Luongo
  • 22 Ward
  • 41 Archibald-Henville
  • 15 Kasim
  • 07 Harley (Barker - 83' )
  • 28 Smith
  • 40 Murphy (N'Guessan - 59' )
  • 19 Thompson

Substitutes

  • 12 N'Guessan
  • 21 Smith
  • 23 Barthram
  • 29 Branco
  • 30 Bedwell
  • 33 Barker
  • 39 Gladwin
Ref: Robert Lewis
Att: 4,433

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

1 3

Corners

4 2

Fouls

19 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1.

90:00 +3:18 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1.

90:00 +3:06

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:06

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

90:00 +2:25

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

90:00 +2:25

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:36

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

90:00 +1:36

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:16

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

88:54

Attempt missed. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

88:20

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

88:11

Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:38

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

87:38

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:00

Tyrell Belford (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:57

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

86:24

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

85:29

Hand ball by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

84:32

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

84:32

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

83:26

Attempt blocked. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Ryan Harley.

79:11

Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

78:42

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:42

Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

77:33

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

77:33

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1. Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chukwuemeka Aneke.

74:46

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

73:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Mathias Pogba.

68:45 Booking

Booking Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

68:40

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:40

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

66:14

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

66:14

Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:46

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:46

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

60:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces Byron Moore.

60:19

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:19

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

58:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Jacob Murphy.

57:51

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:51

Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

56:53

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

55:48

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

54:32

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.

52:33

Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

51:55

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:55

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

49:35

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

48:41

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

48:41

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 1. Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

45:13

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:13

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.

42:51

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot is too high. Chukwuemeka Aneke should be disappointed.

42:03

Penalty conceded by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

39:14

Tyrell Belford (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:14

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

38:33

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

33:31

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

32:49

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

32:49

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:08

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

31:56

Foul by Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

31:56

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:10

Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

30:10

Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:56

Hand ball by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

24:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Cameron Park replaces Bradden Inman because of an injury.

23:00

Attempt missed. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

22:22

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

22:22

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:11

Hand ball by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

14:05

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

14:00

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

13:01

Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

10:57

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

10:00

Michael Smith (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:59

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

8:45

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:45

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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