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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Swindon Town

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.

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:

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Post-match: Swindon boss Cooper

"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."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2TootleBooked at 69mins
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Davis
  • 11MooreSubstituted forWatersat 61'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forOliverat 74'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 14InmanSubstituted forParkat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 6Dugdale
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Turton
  • 29Waters
  • 31Park

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 2Thompson
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 22Ward
  • 41Archibald-Henville
  • 15Kasim
  • 7HarleySubstituted forBarkerat 83'minutes
  • 28Smith
  • 40MurphySubstituted forN'Guessanat 59'minutes
  • 19Thompson

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1.
Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).
Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).
Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).
Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.
Attempt missed. George Barker (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.
Attempt saved. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Tyrell Belford (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.
Hand ball by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).
Attempt blocked. Dany N'Guessan (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Ryan Harley.
Hand ball by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).
Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).
Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Mathias Pogba.

Booking

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).
Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).
Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Troy Archibald-Henville (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces Byron Moore.
Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Dany N'Guessan replaces Jacob Murphy.
Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).
Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Troy Archibald-Henville.
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.
Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).
Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).
Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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.
Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot is too high. Chukwuemeka Aneke should be disappointed.
Penalty conceded by Ryan Harley (Swindon Town) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
Tyrell Belford (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).
goal

As It Stood

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3Brentford3220752367
4Preston34171341464
5Rotherham33171062161
6Peterborough3216412952
7Swindon3413813647
8Walsall33121110547
9MK Dons3413714246
10Port Vale3313416-843
11Bradford3391410441
12Sheff Utd3211813-441
13Crawley289118-338
14Oldham3410816-938
15Gillingham3411518-1438
16Coventry3113810337
17Carlisle3310716-1737
18Tranmere339915-1736
19Colchester3181112-435
20Bristol City3471413-735
21Crewe349817-2535
22Shrewsbury3271015-1231
23Stevenage329419-2031
24Notts County349322-1930
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