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Preview: Alex Prepare To Host Swindon Town

18 October 2019

Crewe Alexandra will look to build on their recent impressive form as they welcome Swindon Town to Gresty Road on Saturday.

The Alex have enjoyed a great start to the season and currently sit top of the SkyBet League Two table after a brilliant 4-2 away win against Carlisle United last week.

David Artell’s side are unbeaten in five league matches and six in all competitions, so Crewe will look to extend that run in the first of two back-to-back home games against Swindon tomorrow.

Swindon have also made a strong start to the campaign under manager Richie Wellens, as they currently sit seventh in the table with 21 points after 13 matches.

However, the Robins are winless in their last four matches in all competitions, but have already managed three wins in seven games on the road so far this season.

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Date: Saturday 19 October 2019

Competition: Sky Bet League Two 

Venue: Alexandra Stadium

Referee: Marc Edward

Previous Meeting at Host Club: Crewe 1-0 Swindon (October 2018)


Team News:

Crewe: Olly Lancashire is a doubt for this weekend’s fixture against Swindon Town, after the defender picked up a knock in the 4-2 win over Carlisle last Saturday.

Other than that, Dave Artell will have a full squad of players to choose from for the match against The Robins, with Will Jääskeläinen returning from international duty to bolster the Alex’s goalkeeping options.


Swindon: Richie Wellens’ side also have no new injuries ahead of travelling to Gresty Road tomorrow, but Daniel Ballard remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Meanwhile, Keshi Anderson is a doubt for the clash with Swindon to make a late decision on the striker after recent hamstring issues, while the visitors are also boosted by the return of winger Diallang Jaiyesimi.


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Match Reports

Crewe Alexandra 3-1 Swindon

19 October 2019

Not for the first time this season, Crewe Alexandra had to come from behind in a game to claim all three points against a stubborn Swindon side.

No-one could argue that we thoroughly deserved it over the 90 minutes. Crewe wore Swindon Town in the end scoring three times in the final half an hour – two of those coming in injury time when Swindon were struggling physically.

The league’s leading scorer Eoin Doyle punished a lapse of concentration on 37 minutes to fire Swindon in front with virtually their first attack – but Crewe responded once again to score times in the second half.

The in-form Chris Porter netted his seventh goal of the season from a Tom Lowery cross to draw us level on the hour mark and the veteran forward then forced home a dramatic second in the final minute, before Charlie Kirk took advantage of a slip up from Rob Hunt to net his fourth goal of the season. The 3-1 win for the Alex keeps us top of the league and now two points clear of Bradford City.

The Alex pressure paid off and we kept going to make sure we emerged with a three points. Crewe once again showed that incredible character again to fight back but it was no more than we deserved after dominating the possession for much of the game. The Alexandra Stadium was absolutely bouncing again.

After scoring his first goal for the club at Carlisle United, Daniel Powell’s had a slight reoccurrence of an ankle injury and was deemed not fit to play. His place went to youngster Owen Dale.

Will Jaaskelainen returned from International duty with Finland to regain his place in the starting XI. David Richards dropped back down to the substitutes’ and youngster Sam Booth was omitted from the squad.

The former Crewe Alexandra midfielder, Anthony Grant, started for Swindon Town.

Crewe were soon on the front foot and dominated the ball for long periods in the Swindon half of the pitch. In the opening minutes, a flowing move from the Railwaymen saw Tom Lowery and Charlie Kirk combine to find Harry Pickering and his side-footed shot had to be tipped around the post by Steve Benda.

Nicky Hunt suffered an early injury but was able to continue after receiving some treatment but there was obviously an issue with his knee and he had to be replaced by the former Swindon defender Olly Lancashire.

More good approach play from a vibrant home side saw the lively Owen Dale clip a cross to the far post and following a touch off from Chris Porter, Charlie Kirk’s shot was again deflected for a corner.

Swindon were struggling to get hold of the ball or advance into our half of the pitch and the Crewe pressure continued but we were just lacking that final cross or pass. The Swindon defence were holding firm, cutting out numerous low and high crosses and centre-half Gabriel Zakauni was excellent with his interceptions.

Crewe continued to pinch possession almost at easy and a tantalising cross from Ng was just out of reach of a stretching Porter at the far post.

Swindon couldn’t settle into any sort of rhythm and it was no surprise that Richie Wellens made a change with Danny Rose replacing Keshi Anderson.

Totally against the run of play, the visitors took the lead out of nothing on 37 minutes. After good possession from Jerry Yates, full-back Rob Hunt whipped over a cross and after Lancashire had challenged for it, the ball bounced invitingly to the lethal Eoin Doyle and he didn’t need a second advantage, dispatching it into bottom corner for his 9th goal of the season.

Somehow Crewe found themselves behind but that was down to the prolific nature of Doyle, who is the leading scorer in the division. Our own Porter is breathing down his neck.

Crewe continued to press in the first half. Porter headed a Lowery corner over and Dale had a firm shot blocked by the sliding Zakuani after a fantastic take out of the air. In injury time, Kirk dragged an effort wide after Harry Pickering had picked him out close to the by-line.

Somehow Crewe went in at the break 1-0 down but again we didn’t panic and continued to be patient and find a way in. Porter headed an early effort over from a corner but the experience old pro kept plugging away and got his rewards in the end.

Crewe went in search of that equaliser. Ng pinched possession off the toe of Yates before he turn and fired into the side netting. It was close.

With the Alex again on top, Wellens made a double substitution with Kaiyne Woolery and Diallang Jaiyesimi replacing Isgrove and Yates.

Kirk shot straight at the goalkeeper and then a tempting cross from Lowery just missed everyone inside the box. His next delivery picked out Porter just before the hour mark and he stooped to head home his 7th goal of the season and draw Crewe deservedly level.

Swindon did have their best period of possession after our leveller but they never really troubled Will Jaaskelainen. Their best effort saw the ball drop for Doin Donohue but he shot into the gloves of the young Crewe goalkeeper. He had a quiet afternoon.

Swindon sat back and made things difficult. It was a matter of keeping patient and waiting for those clear openings. The pressure was intense and it seemed only a matter of time before it told. Wintle had a shot blocked at a corner and Nolan had a strong shout for a penalty when he was dragged down inside a crowded box from a Harry Pickering free-kick.

David Artell made two changes of him own to freshen things up for the final 10 minutes. Jones and Ainley replaced Green and Dale.

It was Swindon waiting the whistle and so it proved when a fantastic pass from Jones found Lowery across the box and after he played an interchange of passes with Ng, his low cross found an unmarked Porter. His instinctive first shot was kept out by Benda but he adjusted his feet superbly well to turn it over the line for 2-1. The clock had just turned 90 minutes.

There was still more to come in the six minutes of stoppage time. Kirk who threatened to score a goal all afternoon, raced onto a dreadful mistake from Hunt and he drew Benda and clipped home his 4th goal of the season.

Sub James Jones nearly grabbed a goal of his own deep into stoppage time when he raced through onto a pass from Porter but his clever lifted effort hit the side-netting. It may well have been a good save too from Benda.

The three points were thoroughly deserved as Crewe wore Swindon down in the end to remain top of the league.

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Ticket News

Tickets: Swindon Come To Gresty Road Tomorrow

18 October 2019

Tickets are on sale for Crewe Alexandra's Sky Bet League Two fixture with Swindon Town at the Alexandra Stadium on Saturday 19 October.

The Alex are sitting pretty at the top of table on 26 points, with the Robins just five points & six places behind in seventh.

After drawing against second placed Exeter in the last home game, Crewe went away to Carlisle last weekend and recorded maximum points to make it to the top of the table.

Matchday ticket prices have been frozen, with member rates continuing to offer Crewe Alex supporters the best value for money after that of a season ticket. Click here for information on becoming a member.

Tickets are on sale now via the online box office, including the select-a-seat function as well as print-at-home & digital tickets. There is also availability from the in-store ticket office & over the phone.   

PLEASE BUY IN ADVANCE IF POSSIBLE, we're experienced extremely heavy queues in the hour running up to kick-off on matchday.

Match hospitality packages are also available, so why not enjoy a pre-match meal & some of the best seats in the house for the big game. Click here for more details.


Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town

Saturday 19 October, 3:00pm

2019/20 League Match Ticket Prices (Member rate in brackets)
  Main Stand Gresty Road End Family Stand
Adult £22 (£18) £20 (£17) £20 (£17)
Senior (60+) £17 (£14) £15.50 (£13) £15.50 (£13)
17-19 Years £22 (£12.50) £20 (£11.50) £20 (£11.50)
Student £22 (£11.50) £20 (£10.50) £20 (£10.50)
12-16 Years £10.50 (£8) £9.50 (£7.50) £9.50 (£7.50)
Under 11 £6.50 (£5) £6(£4.50) £6 (£4.50)
Disabled £17 (£14) £15.50 (£13) £15.50 (£13)
Family Ticket N/A N/A £20.00*

*Family Ticket is for 1 adult & 1 under 11 in the Family Stand.

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The simplest way to purchase your tickets is via the 24-hour online box office. Click here to head over to & select-your-seat.

Alternatively, you can call the ticket office on 01270 252610 Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm or on a home Saturday match-day from 9am-2pm.

Alternatively, drop in-store to purchase your tickets & beat the queues ahead of match day.

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