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Crawley Town 0-4 Swindon Town

Eoin Doyle made it 13 goals in 13 league games for Swindon with a hat-trick in a crushing win at Crawley.

Jerry Yates added the Robins' fourth goal late on, with Crawley failing to score in a league match for the first time since March 30.

Swindon had not beaten Crawley in their previous nine league meetings, but striker Doyle gave them the perfect start inside five minutes.

The league's leading marksman tapped in his 11th goal of the season from a cross by Anthony Grant to score for the fourth game in a row for the first time in five years.

The Robins lost Lloyd Isgrove through injury before Crawley striker Ashley Nadesan raced into the area but was thwarted by onrushing keeper Steven Benda.

Doyle was on target again as Swindon doubled their lead two minutes before the break, with the former Republic of Ireland international heading powerfully home from Dion Donohue's cross.

Former Crawley loanee Michael Doughty was denied by the crossbar and Crawley midfielder Nathan Ferguson also fired against the post in added time.

Forward Diallang Jaiyesimi, making his first start for Swindon, forced keeper Glenn Morris to save low down before Doyle completed his hat-trick on 61 minutes with a close-range finish following a pass by substitute Keshi Anderson.

Doyle, on loan from Bradford, was off target from a cross by Rob Hunt as the Robins dictated the play and striker Yates added the fourth three minutes from time from a cross by substitute Kaiyne Woolery.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Crawley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Morris
  • 18Sesay
  • 19TunnicliffeBooked at 47mins
  • 6Dallison-LisbonBooked at 58mins
  • 3Doherty
  • 7Grego-CoxBooked at 69mins
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forvan Velzenat 58'minutes
  • 12Ferguson
  • 15Nathaniel-GeorgeSubstituted forPalmerat 78'minutes
  • 16Enigbokan-Bloomfield
  • 10NadesanSubstituted forAllarakhiaat 51'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 2Young
  • 9Palmer
  • 11van Velzen
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 35Luyambula

Swindon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Benda
  • 24Hunt
  • 6Baudry
  • 3Fryers
  • 35Donohue
  • 7IsgroveSubstituted forAndersonat 30'minutes
  • 42GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 10Doughty
  • 27JaiyesimiSubstituted forLydenat 55'minutes
  • 9Yates
  • 28DoyleSubstituted forWooleryat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Broadbent
  • 11Woolery
  • 14Iandolo
  • 19Lyden
  • 23McCormick
  • 30Anderson
  • 34Zakuani
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
2,601

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home21
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dion Donohue (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keshi Anderson.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Keshi Anderson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Ferguson (Crawley Town).

  7. Post update

    Offside, Crawley Town. Tarryn Allarakhia tries a through ball, but Ollie Palmer is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ollie Palmer.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 0, Swindon Town 4. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jerry Yates (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keshi Anderson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerry Yates.

  12. Booking

    Tarryn Allarakhia (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Swindon Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kaiyne Woolery with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Jordan Lyden (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gyliano van Velzen (Crawley Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Swindon Town. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Eoin Doyle.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Ollie Palmer replaces Ashley Nathaniel-George.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rob Hunt with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

  20. Post update

    Eoin Doyle (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.