Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio made a bundle of changes with Aden Flint out suspended after picking up his red card on Saturday against Scunthorpe. Nathan Thompson and Federico Bessone missed out due to Injury. Along with Andy Williams and Alan Navarro who are long term absentees. Paul Benson wasn’t called up to the squad but reports after the game suggested that he was injured. Matt Ritchie was dropped to the bench.
So in came Joe Devera, Alan McCormack, Troy Archibald-Henville, Raffaele De Vita and Adam Rooney came in to the side.
Adam Rooney had the first chance for the away side after a short corner from Raffaele De Vita and Jay McEveley found Rooney who headed wide of the upright.
Swindon took the lead after twenty five minutes when a Tommy Miller free kick from the left was curled in and it was flicked headed into the bottom corner by Raffaele De Vita who picked up his third goal of the season.
Just five minutes later and the home side equalised when Michael West cross in from the right hand side found Byron Moore un marked at the back post and he slide home from close range to equalise.
Swindon keeper Wes Foderingham pulled off two fantastic saves before Crewe managed to take the lead and it came four minutes before half time. Once again it was Byron Moore who grabbed the goal as he was found on the left hand side and he danced around Joe Devera and chipped the ball past the on rushing Foderingham into the back of the net.
Swindon had bulk of the chances in the second half as they were in search of an equaliser, Joe Devera went closest when his cross shot had to be tipped on to the cross bar by Alan Martin. Gary Roberts then had a volley from the angle brilliantly tipped away by Martin who was proving to be a problem for the Swindon attack.
Matt Ritchie then had two bites of the cherry, his first shot was charged down by the Crewe defence then the second whistled wide of the upright.
Crewe five man defence was standing up right against the Swindon attack who were throwing the kitchen sink and then some to equalise.
The four minutes of added time was up and Swindon had to deal with a 2-1 defeat on which Crewe’s attacker Byron Moore was the star man.
Swindon has to re-group as they have yet another away trip at the weekend as the Robins travel to Stevenage.