Goals from Yaser Kasim and Andy Williams earned Swindon a comfortable victory over winless Crewe Alexandra.

Iraq international Kasim curled a free-kick into the top corner to put the hosts ahead after Ben Garratt had made a string of saves for the visitors.

After the break, Michael Smith headed against the underside of the crossbar as Swindon continued to dominate.

Swindon sealed the points when Williams fired into the bottom corner as Crewe failed to get a shot on target.

The result means The Railwaymen sit bottom of the formative League One table with four straight defeats while the victory was Swindon's second of the season.

Cooper on Swindon v Crewe

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"We played a team that didn't really want to come to play. It can be very difficult when a team gets a lot of bodies behind the ball and leaves you no space to play in behind.

"We had to be patient and wait for that moment.

"We've made an OK start (to the season) a good one."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Swindon Town

  • 01 Foderingham
  • 02 Thompson
  • 06 Turnbull
  • 29 Branco
  • 03 Byrne
  • 07 Gladwin (Barker - 90' )
  • 08 Kasim
  • 19 Thompson
  • 11 Smith (Barthram - 82' )
  • 09 Smith
  • 10 Williams

Substitutes

  • 15 Lelan
  • 16 Waldon
  • 18 Barker
  • 23 Barthram
  • 25 Belford
  • 32 Marshall
  • 33 Holland

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Ray
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 03 Guthrie
  • 07 Turton
  • 42 Grant
  • 28 Ness (Atkinson - 35' )
  • 17 Waters
  • 25 Haber (Oliver - 84' )
  • 21 Molyneux (Inman - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Shearer
  • 08 Atkinson
  • 09 Oliver
  • 10 Inman
  • 14 Saunders
  • 18 Nolan
  • 24 Leigh
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 6,530

Match Stats

Shots

12 1

On target

8 0

Corners

6 1

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

90:00 +2:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Swindon Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

90:00 +1:06

Foul by George Barker (Swindon Town).

90:00 +1:06

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:26

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

90:00 +0:26

Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Ben Gladwin.

86:28

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

86:28

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

85:08

Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:08

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

83:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Marcus Haber.

83:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Lee Molyneux.

81:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Brad Smith.

81:02

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

76:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

74:30

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

69:47

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

69:36

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

69:00

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

68:58

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra).

65:50

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

63:07

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Billy Waters.

58:27

Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:27

Foul by Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town).

55:10

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

55:10

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:25

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

47:46

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:46

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

45:10

Foul by Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town).

45:10

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 +2:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

45:00 +1:01

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

45:00 +0:26

Attempt saved. Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:07

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

45:00 +0:07

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra).

42:02

Attempt missed. Brad Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the left.

40:33

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

39:19

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:19

Foul by Andy Williams (Swindon Town).

38:03

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

38:03

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chris Atkinson replaces Jamie Ness.

33:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

32:06

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

32:06

Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

29:48

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

29:48

Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:07

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

28:42

Attempt saved. Brad Smith (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

26:47

Attempt missed. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

26:04

Attempt saved. Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:28

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:51

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:51

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

15:49

Attempt missed. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

15:06

Ben Gladwin (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:06

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

10:21

Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

10:21

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

8:24

Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:24

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

7:09

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

7:09

Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:15

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Smith.

5:10

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

5:10

Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:35

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

0:35

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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