A DREADFUL first-half performance saw Crewe Alex easily beaten by away-day specialists Swindon Town at Gresty Road on Saturday.
They were 3-0 down inside 20 abject minutes as Kaiyne Woolery, Amine Langanzi and Luke Norris punished some awful defending and decision making.
And they coasted to the three points, hitting the woodwork twice in the second half, to end a run of five consecutive defeats.
The loss, greeted by anger from home fans, has left them 20th in League Two and three points above the drop zone.
Their Boxing Day clash at second-bottom Chesterfield now looks huge for all concerned – not least the management team who will be coming under increasing pressure.
SWINDON Town brought their winless streak to an abrupt end with a clinical 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra.
After making a solid yet unspectacular start to the fixture in Cheshire, they found themselves 3-0 up within the first 20 minutes.
Matty Taylor gave Flitcroft’s troops their first glimpse of goal when his free-kick caused all sorts of trouble from the right, before being turned in for a corner.
Kayine Woolery chalked up another goal on his tally for the season when he bundled the ball over the line in the nineth minute, following some great work from Keshi Anderson.
The on-loan Crystal Palace man used the defender Perry Ng to mask his curled effort towards the far post.
After striking the upright, Anderson’s shot bounced into the path of Woolery who couldn’t miss from a matter of yards.
From here the visitors grew in confidence and soon doubled their advantage when Amine Linganzi headed past Been Garratt in the 16th minute of the game.
The free-kick, delivered by Taylor, was in a similar position to his earlier in the half but this time he found his man as the midfielder found the back of the net.
In the 19th minute Anderson’s positive run was rewarded with a penalty after he was felled by Ng, allowing Norris, who returned to the starting XI, to drill the ball low into the bottom left corner.
As expected, the game slowed down in the remaining 25 minutes, but the Wiltshire side remained in control as the first half ended 3-0.
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Swindon Town returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion this afternoon after beating Crewe Alexandra 3-0 at Gresty Road in their final outing before Christmas.
It was scintillating stuff from The Reds in a dominant first-half and they were in cruise control at half-time thanks to efforts from Kaiyne Woolery, Amine Linganzi and Luke Norris.
Town had further chances to extend their lead in the second-half but extra goals were not needed in the end with the rest of the game seen out with ease to secure a big three points.