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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

Formation 4-4-2

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

Substitutes

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

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Swindon Town 4, Crewe Alexandra 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Jeremy Balmy replaces Drissa Traoré.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces David Fox.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by James Jones.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Raphael Rossi Branco.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Nathan Thompson replaces Bradley Barry.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Marcus Haber.

  20. Post update

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