October 23, 2012
Moore off the mark as Alex rock Robins
Byron Moore's first goals of the season saw Crewe comeback to beat Swindon 2-1 at Gresty Road.
Raffaele De Vita headed the visitors in front but Moore found the back of the net twice before the Alex survived a second-half onslaught from Swindon to claim a hard-earned three points.
The game sprang to life with 25 minutes on the clock. Town midfielder Tommy Miller's free-kick found De Vita who clipped a header into into the far corner of the net. But four minutes later Crewe were level. Michael West whipped in a sublime cross and Moore arrived at the far post to bundle the ball home.
Crewe could have been out of sight when Chucks Aneke glanced Moore's cross goalwards only for Wes Foderingham to claw the ball around the post for a corner. Aneke met the resulting corner with a thumping header only to be thwarted again by another impressive save from the Town goalkeeper.
The Alex took the lead four minutes before half-time. Aneke set Moore free and the winger cut inside, beat Troy Archibald-Henville and chipped his shot over Foderingham.
Joe Devera then saw a looping cross tipped onto the crossbar by Alex keeper Alan Martin before the stopper pulled off a wonderful one-handed save to keep out Gary Roberts' volley. Kelvin Mellor headed wide for Crewe but it was virtually all Swindon, with Martin keeping out Devera's shot before parrying another effort from Roberts as Crewe hung on.
|Crewe Alexandra||Swindon Town|
|13 Alan Martin||1 Wesley Foderingham|
|5 Mark Ellis||3 James McEveley|
|2 Matt Tootle||5 Joe Devera|
|3 Harry Davis||2 Troy Archibald-Henville|
|19 Abdul Osman||18 Tommy Miller|
|8 Luke Murphy||12 Alan McCormack|
|23 Michael West||11 Gary Roberts|
|14 Kelvin Mellor||8 Simon Ferry|
|26 Chuks Aneke||9 James Collins|
|11 Byron Moore||28 Adam Rooney|
|9 Mathias Pogba||23 Raffaele De Vita|
|1 Steve Phillips||Leigh Bedwell 30|
|15 Gregor Robertson||Darren Ward 22|
|6 Adam Dugdale||John Bostock 33|
|12 Oliver Turton||Matt Ritchie 10|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Louis Thompson 19|
|18 Brendon Daniels||Aaron Oakley 31|
|22 Harry Clayton||Miles Storey 20|
|Oliver Turton for Abdul Osman (46)||Miles Storey for Adam Rooney (53)|
|Adam Dugdale for Chuks Aneke (71)||Matt Ritchie for Raffaele De Vita (55)|
|Jon Guthrie for Michael West (90)|
|Troy Archibald-Henville (85)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Swindon Town|