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Swindon Town 6 Crawley Town 0

A fantastic peformance saw Town come away with all three points at SN1

26 August 2023

Match Reports

Swindon Town 6 Crawley Town 0

A fantastic peformance saw Town come away with all three points at SN1

26 August 2023

A breathtaking performance from Town saw them run out 6-0 winners in their latest League Two fixture against Crawley Town at the County Ground on Saturday.

A first-half effort from Dan Kemp opened the scoring before four goals from Jake Young and a late sixth from Tyrese Shade rounded off a spectacular performance.

Town made one change to the side from that frantic 5-5 draw against Wrexham last time out in the league, with Tariq Uwakwe replacing Brooklyn Genesini on the left-hand side.

Another positive return was that of forward Rushian Hepburn-Murphy who returned to the matchday squad after a minor injury forced the 24-year-old's absence.

Swindon had to maintain an early spell of pressure from Crawley, with the best opportunity to open the scoring falling in the 10th minute, with a strong run from Klaidi Lolos allowing Danilo Orsi to shoot but his effort was harmlessly over the bar.

Town responded minutes later, with Jake Young shooting just wide from 20 yards before George McEachran robbed a Crawley midfielder before teeing up Dan Kemp in a wide position inside the away side's penalty area, but again saw his effort drag just wide of the far post.

The game lost a bit of tempo for the next 20 minutes until a neat move between Young and Kemp opened the scoring in the 34th minute.

After winning possession down the right-hand side, Young released the creative midfielder through on goal and Kemp drove into the Crawley penalty area and slotted the ball past Corey Addai to give Town the lead late in the second half.

This opener brought Town to life and saw Kemp have another couple of half-chances to double the lead before the break, but saw his half-efforts drag agonisingly high and wide.

Despite the chances, Swindon would take a lot of confidence going into the half as they looked to make their opportunities pay in the second half.

Half Time: Swindon 1 Crawley 0

Take these chances they would in the second half, as it didn't take Town long to get back on the scoresheet with Young's first of the game, as the forward used his pace well in order to drive into the box and managed to guide the ball into the far right-hand corner.

Town would only have to wait four more minutes until their next goal, with Young again on the scoresheet who used the outside of his boot to perfection to find the bottom left.

A 13-minute hat-trick was completed by Young on the hour mark, with Remeao Hutton releasing Kemp who in turn, squared the ball for Young in the Crawley penalty area, leaving the forward with a simple tap-in and a quick three goals to make it five goals in two games for the 22-year-old.

If five in two wasn't impressive enough, then six in two was even better, as Young would get his fourth of the game, as a cross from the left-hand side reached the forward from close range, seeing him nod the ball home and give Town a fifth of the game.

A late opportunity came in the 87th minute with recent substitute Tyrese Shade played through on goal, but his effort was well-saved by Addai in the Crawley goal inside the away side's penalty area.

Shade would round off the show with a well-taken sixth goal late on, finding the bottom-left corner with a low drive after an impressive touch and shimmy to create the space.

Town will now take a lot of confidence from this showing as they look ahead to next Saturday's away trip to Doncaster.


Swindon Town: Mahoney, Hutton, Blake-Tracy (Minturn 81), McEachran, Young (Hepburn-Murphy 73), Khan (Kinsella 73), Kemp (Shade 81), Brewitt, Uwakwe, Godwin-Malife, Austin (C) (Wakeling 81)
Goals: Kemp 34, Young 47, 51, 60, 70
Subs not used: L.Ward, B.Ward

Crawley Town: Addai, Kelly, Ransom, Henry, Orsi, Darcy, Lolos (Forster (59), Tsaroulla, Campbell (Roles 59), Williams (C), Wright
Subs not used: Ashby-Hammond, Simon-Swyer, Mukena, Khaleel, Grant

Referee: Jacob Miles

Attendance: 8,658 (229 away fans)

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