April 16, 2013
Rooney double edges Robins nearer
Adam Rooney struck twice as Swindon moved a step closer to guaranteeing a place in the npower League One play-offs with a 4-1 win over Crewe at the County Ground.
The sixth-placed Robins are now four points clear of MK Dons with only two fixtures remaining after mid-table Crewe made it too easy for them.
Rooney put Swindon ahead in the fifth minute when he turned in Aden Flint's header and Alex never seriously challenged the home team's dominance.
Massimo Luongo, on loan from Tottenham, got the second in the 18th minute after Gary Roberts had created the chance with a centre.
The match was over as a contest after 25 minutes when Rooney converted a Luongo corner - although Byron Moore hit the bar just before half-time.
Harry Davis scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot for Crewe in the 65th minute after Max Clayton had been brought down by goalkeeper Wes Foderingham, who earned a yellow card.
Yet, six minutes later, the hosts added further gloss when striker James Collins robbed Michael West and found the net via the inside of a post.
|Swindon Town||Crewe Alexandra|
|1 Wesley Foderingham||13 Alan Martin|
|22 Darren Ward||5 Mark Ellis|
|5 Joe Devera||2 Matt Tootle|
|4 Aden Flint||3 Harry Davis|
|24 Nathan Byrne||12 Oliver Turton|
|12 Alan McCormack||34 Kevin Stewart|
|11 Gary Roberts||23 Michael West|
|8 Simon Ferry||14 Kelvin Mellor|
|25 Massimo Luongo||26 Chuks Aneke|
|28 Adam Rooney||11 Byron Moore|
|16 Andrew Williams||7 Max Clayton|
|30 Leigh Bedwell||Ben Garratt 21|
|38 Matthew Jones||George Ray 17|
|37 Mark Francis.||Bradden Inman 31|
|7 Luke Rooney||Ryan Colclough 27|
|9 James Collins||Billy Waters 29|
|23 Raffaele De Vita||Nathan Ellington 32|
|34 Connor Waldon||Ajay Leitch-Smith 10|
|James Collins for Simon Ferry (52)||George Ray for Mark Ellis (46)|
|Mark Francis. for Andrew Williams (83)||Bradden Inman for Kevin Stewart (68)|
|Luke Rooney for Adam Rooney (85)||Nathan Ellington for Michael West (77)|
|Wesley Foderingham (64)||Kelvin Mellor (48)|
|Chuks Aneke (90)|
|· Squads: Swindon Town | Crewe Alexandra|