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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Swindon Town

Crewe midfielder Vadaine Oliver

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
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Swindon Town 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Billy Waters (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham331710664432161
6Peterborough32164125142952
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Port Vale33134164452-843
11Bradford33914104541441
12Sheff Utd32118133438-441
13Crawley2891183336-338
14Oldham34108163948-938
15Gillingham34115184357-1438
16Coventry31138105956337
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Tranmere3399154057-1736
19Colchester31811123741-435
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury32710153143-1231
23Stevenage3294193252-2031
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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