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Swindon Town 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Yaser Kasim
Kasim found the net for Swindon for the first time since January

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.

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."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 6Turnbull
  • 29Rossi Branco
  • 3Byrne
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forBarkerat 90'minutes
  • 8Kasim
  • 19Thompson
  • 11B SmithSubstituted forBarthramat 82'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

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

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 5Ray
  • 6Dugdale
  • 3Guthrie
  • 7Turton
  • 42Grant
  • 28NessSubstituted forAtkinsonat 35'minutes
  • 17Waters
  • 25HaberSubstituted forOliverat 84'minutes
  • 21MolyneuxSubstituted forInmanat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 8Atkinson
  • 9Oliver
  • 10Inman
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Nolan
  • 24Leigh
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
6,530

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away1
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Barker (Swindon Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. George Barker replaces Ben Gladwin.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Marcus Haber.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Lee Molyneux.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jack Barthram replaces Brad Smith.

  15. Post update

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

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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