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18 October 2019

This weekend’s fixture will be the 39th meeting between Swindon and Crewe. The last two matches between the sides have ended in victory for Saturday’s hosts; however, before these defeats, Swindon were unbeaten in nine games, winning on seven of these occasions.

The most recent encounter between the Robins and the Railwaymen came at the tail-end of last season where a Chris Porter brace was enough to secure the three points despite a second half penalty converted by Michael Doughty.

The Oppo

Crewe have claimed 26 points this season placing them level on points with Exeter City, however a superior goal difference puts them top of the table.

There’s been no shortage of goals wherever Crewe have gone this season. Crewe are the top scorers in the league with 26 goals however they have also conceded 16 goals which is the joint most in the top eight teams – the other team being Swindon.


The overall record between the clubs comes out in Town’s favour with 18 wins, 6 draws and 14 losses. The fixture promises goals with 25 goals in the last six meeting alone including two 4-3 wins for the Robins thanks to last minute winners from Marc Richards (27 Jan 2018) and Nicky Ajose (16 Jan 2016).

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The Gaffer

Crewe boss, David Artell, took over in January 2017 from Steve Davis when they were on the brink of relegation from League Two. Artell managed to turn the club’s fortunes around and lead the team to a 17th place finish.

Artell started his career at Rotherham where he made 71 appearances helping the Millers secure back-to-back promotions to the first division back in 2001. For the 2002-03 season, Artell was loaned out to Shrewsbury, where he featured in the FA Cup upset of Premier League giants Everton.

The ex-defender went on to play for Mansfield Town and Chester City making 55 and 91 appearances respectively after two years at each club before moving to the Football League newcomers at the time, Morecambe. He quickly became a fan favourite after scoring a late winner in a League Cup upset against Preston in just his second game.

After accumulating 129 appearances over 3 years at the club and 15 goals, Artell went on join his current employers, Crewe on a two year contract. He eventually captained the side to a play-off final win against Cheltenham at Wembley.

Artell went on to enjoy spells at Northampton, Wrexham, Bala Town before making his final senior appearance for Port Talbot Town in 2016. He then took over at Crewe Alexandra where his team have been improving consistently.

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Match Reports


19 October 2019

Swindon suffered defeat in the final knockings of the game as Crewe scored two late goals to secure a deserved victory in the end.

The final score was 3-1 to the Alex with Chris Porter and Charlie Kirk’s late strikes proving the difference in a game the home side dominated.

Eoin Doyle’s ninth goal of the season gave Town the lead with seven minutes of the first half remaining but the first of Porter’s two cancelled that out 12 minutes into the second half.

First Half

It was a heavy half an hour of football for Swindon following kick-off at Gresty Road. Few teams have dominated the ball for such a prolonged spell against Richie Wellens’ team since he took the helm at the County Ground.

David Artell’s Crewe did so from the off – Steven Benda was called into action two minutes to tip Harry Pickering’s placed effort wide.

They dominated and dominated but without much to show for it in the shape of clear goalscoring opportunity. Charlie Kirk found space to shoot after 28 minutes but Benda was equal once again.

Wellens changed his formation with Danny Rose coming on in the search for control, with Keshi Anderson making way.

But, for all Crewe’s possession, it was Swindon who struck first – with their first sniff of goal they were in front.

Rob Hunt crossed the ball from the right. Jordan Lyden, in a slightly more advanced role, touched square to Doyle who only needed a sniff. He had an inch of space and drilled low into the ground, and into the net - totally against the run of play.

Crewe looked rocked by the goal – former Town defender, Olly Lancashire almost gifted Doyle another sight of goal but recovered in a nick of time to prevent what would have been easy pickings for Doyle in this mood.

The Alex weren’t out of it though – on 45 minutes it took a very good recovering tackle from Gabriel Zakuani to keep out Owen Dale. After a raking pass from Eddie Nolan, Dale cut in and shot but Zakuani slid and blocked to keep the Town ahead going into half-time.

Second Half

The second-half followed a similar pattern although the game became more scrappy with neither side fashioning much clear cut in the opening stages.

On 57 minutes, though, Crewe were level. Tom Lowery picked up the ball on the edge of the box after Baudry’s clearance from the six-yard box – his shot, or cross, was headed in from point-blank range by Porter.

A point looked like it was in the offing until the final minutes of the game. Porter got his second after reacting quickest to Steven Benda’s save from his original attempt.

Charlie Kirk then benefitted from Town piling forward and finished the game off in extra time.

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Ticket News


26 September 2019

Crewe Alexandra v Swindon Town

Saturday 19th October 2019 – KO 3pm

Swindon Town are pleased to announce ticket information for our fixture v Crewe Alexandra on Saturday 19th October 2019.

Swindon have been allocated the Whitby Van Morrison Ice Cream Van stand.


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Age Related Price

Supporters have until 12pm on Friday 18th October to purchase tickets for this fixture. Tickets will also be available on the day to Swindon supporters

Please note only complimentary carers will be issued for supporters with the highest rate of disability – proof of this is required at point of sale.

All tickets not collected from STFC will be taken up to Crewe by our official coach travel for supporters to collect on match day.

How to Book

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In person @ STFC Club Shop

Telephone @ 0330 002 1993 option 2

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