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Swindon Town 4-3 Crewe Alexandra

Nicky Ajose scored in the 91st minute as Swindon battled back from 3-1 down to beat League One's bottom side Crewe.

Ajose converted Brad Barry's cross for the opener before Brad Inman slotted past Lawrence Vigouroux to level.

Ryan Colclough's low effort gave Crewe the lead, then Inman tapped home Marcus Haber's pass for 3-1, before Jon Obika nodded in Fabien Robert's cross.

Ben Nugent put through his own net to make it 3-3 before former Crewe loan man Ajose tapped in from close range.

Crewe have not won since 28 November, having picked up just one point in five matches, during which time they have conceded 15 goals. But, with 21 games still to go this season, they are just six points adrift of safety.

Crewe boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"The players are massively disappointed because, from leading 3-1 at half time, we have had it taken from our grasp again.

"We have conceded too many late goals and it has affected them. It has happened too many times now.

"There are players out there who are half expecting to happen. The mental scars they are suffering with are there."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Vigouroux
  • 27BarrySubstituted forThompsonat 80'minutes
  • 29Branco
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 7TraoreSubstituted forBalmyat 89'minutes
  • 26Rodgers
  • 8Kasim
  • 4Robert
  • 20Obika
  • 10Ajose

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 9Smith
  • 15Brophy
  • 19Balmy
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
  • 28Iandolo

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2TurtonBooked at 62mins
  • 29Ajayi
  • 6NugentBooked at 28mins
  • 3Guthrie
  • 20JonesBooked at 26mins
  • 18Bingham
  • 15FoxSubstituted forBakayogoat 86'minutes
  • 27Colclough
  • 10Inman
  • 9HaberSubstituted forCooperat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 19Baillie
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 32Howell
  • 41Bakayogo
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,888

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Attempt missed. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 4, Crewe Alexandra 3. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jeremy Balmy replaces Drissa Traoré.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Raphael Rossi Branco (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces David Fox.

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

Attempt missed. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Jones.

Attempt blocked. Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Thompson replaces Bradley Barry.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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

Attempt saved. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra).

Hand ball by Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Goal!

Own Goal by Ben Nugent, Crewe Alexandra. Swindon Town 3, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 3. Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fabien Robert with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Half Time

First Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton25173534191554
2Walsall26157444251952
3Gillingham27156653341951
4Coventry27139547272048
5Wigan27139544281648
6Peterborough26125952381441
7Sheff Utd2611784438640
8Southend2610883334-138
9Millwall25114103835337
10Bradford2410772526-137
11Port Vale2510692927236
12Doncaster269893335-235
13Rochdale259793430434
14Swindon26104124144-334
15Bury2596103540-533
16Scunthorpe2695122836-832
17Barnsley2593133741-430
18Chesterfield2793153746-930
19Blackpool2684142634-828
20Fleetwood2475123234-226
21Shrewsbury2675143145-1426
22Oldham25312102639-1321
23Colchester2656153561-2621
24Crewe2555152648-2220
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