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Swindon Paper Review

24 October 2012

See how the press reported our 2-1

The Sun

BYRON MOORE’S double doomed Swindon and left boss Paolo Di Canio cursing.
The visitors went ahead on 25 minutes through Raffaele De Vita’s header.
But four minutes later Crewe winger Moore put his body on the line to turn home Michael West’s cross, colliding with the post in the process.
Then Moore lofted a second on 41 minutes.
Di Canio rapped: “You need to score and we haven’t got a striker who scores goals.”

Crewe Chronicle

AFTER watching Crewe’s 2-1 home win over Swindon Town on Tuesday night, boss Steve Davis said: “I knew Swindon would have a spell in the game and I didn’t think we would be able to keep up our performance in the first-half for the whole game, but I just didn’t expect their spell to be all of the second half.
“But we coped with that, and coped with the crosses that they put in to the box. Alan Martin has made two fantastic saves and got man of the match, but in truth any of the back five could have been named man-of-the-match. I thought they were excellent.

The Sentinel

STEVE Davis insists he can feel the belief growing in his squad after the Railwaymen fought back and clung on to a hard-earned three points.
Raffaele De Vita nodded the visitors in front, but Byron Moore found the net twice before the Alex survived a second-half battering to claim their first victory in three games.
While Moore's mature, direct and strong performance suggested a player coming of age, it was goalkeeper Alan Martin and his back four that eventually stole the show.
Gresty Road has seen many grandstand finishes, but this was a grandstand second half with the visitors camped in the Alex box, but somehow failing to find a way through a back four that refused to be breached under relentless pressure.

Swindon Advertiser

PAOLO Di Canio hit out once again at Swindon Town’s failure to lift the transfer embargo hanging over the club after his side slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Crewe last night.
Town dominated the majority of the match at Gresty Road, including a second-half barrage of pressure which locked Alex within their own territory, but only had Raffa De Vita’s 25th-minute strike to show for their efforts.
Di Canio went as far as to suggest that relegation was a possibility if he had to resort to using some of Swindon’s youth-team products to deputise for overworked first-teamers.
He said: “If you want to stay in a good position in the table you have to score. The opponents had two chances and Wes (Foderingham) made a fantastic save. In the second half they went out of their half with two long kicks.
“We spent a lot of energy without scoring. I’m not worried because if the club doesn’t care we have to save the season.



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