League Two
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Swindon Town 1-2 Crewe Alexandra

Chris Porter netted a first-half brace as Crewe edged a win over fellow mid-table side Swindon Town.

Porter scored his 11th league goal of the season after three minutes when he tapped a Tommy Lowery's cut-back into an empty net.

The second goal arrived just as the half was about to end, and it was a carbon copy of the earlier strike.

Again, Lowery surged down the right and played a low ball in towards Porter, who had the easy task of tapping in again to get number 12 for the League Two season.

Michael Doughty pulled Swindon back into the game courtesy of a 63rd-minute penalty after Ben House was fouled in the box, but it was little more than a consolation.

Crewe should have been 3-0 up early in the second half, but inexplicably got a two-on-one situation wrong by Porter being in an offside position for yet another tap-in, which denied him his hat-trick.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 23McCormick
  • 32WoolfendenBooked at 90mins
  • 33Broadbent
  • 26Conroy
  • 2Knoyle
  • 37Bennett
  • 3Doughty
  • 8DunneBooked at 34mins
  • 29KoikiSubstituted forWooleryat 35'minutes
  • 35RobinsonSubstituted forRichardsat 81'minutes
  • 10AndersonSubstituted forHouseat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McCourt
  • 6Lancashire
  • 9Richards
  • 12Henry
  • 18House
  • 22Woolery
  • 30Rose

Crewe

  • 27Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 15WintleBooked at 62mins
  • 12Nolan
  • 29HuntBooked at 90mins
  • 17GreenBooked at 58minsSubstituted forFinneyat 78'minutes
  • 16LoweryBooked at 89mins
  • 8Jones
  • 11AinleySubstituted forDaleat 68'minutes
  • 7PorterBooked at 66mins
  • 20KirkBooked at 68minsSubstituted forBoweryat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Garratt
  • 9Miller
  • 10Bowery
  • 19Dale
  • 21Finney
  • 24Reilly
  • 25Sass-Davies
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,107

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Booking

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kaiyne Woolery (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Luke Woolfenden (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Dion Conroy (Swindon Town).

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Michael Doughty.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Dunne.

Attempt blocked. Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town).

Booking

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Ben House (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Tommy Lowery.

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Broadbent (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Marc Richards replaces Theo Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Paul Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Charlie Kirk because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

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

Nicky Hunt (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Swindon Town).

Foul by Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra).

Kyle Knoyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Theo Robinson (Swindon Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Callum Ainley.

Booking

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

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2Bury4422111180542677
3Mansfield442016868383076
4MK Dons4422101270472376
5Forest Green4420131165432273
6Tranmere4420121261461572
7Exeter4418121459491066
8Colchester441810166053764
9Carlisle44197186360364
10Stevenage441810165554164
11Newport431810155558-364
12Oldham4316141365521362
13Crewe44188185654262
14Swindon441516135452261
15Northampton441318135759-257
16Cheltenham441412185464-1054
17Grimsby44158214254-1253
18Morecambe441311205168-1750
19Crawley44148224663-1750
20Port Vale441212203853-1548
21Cambridge441210223863-2546
22Macclesfield44913224673-2740
23Yeovil44911243964-2538
24Notts County44814224580-3538
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