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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:8,248
  • Kennedy - pen (44) Risser (62)
    Flint (76)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:37 +2.37

Simon Ferry has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

92:06 +2.06

Lee Bell concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Connell. Paul Caddis restarts play with the free kick.

91:33 +1.33

Michael Timlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick. Lee Bell sends in a cross.

89:54

Corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line, Alan McCormack has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

88:02

Lee Bell goes into the book for dissent.

86:25

The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Timlin. Free kick taken by Nick Powell.

85:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Max Clayton. Free kick taken by Joe Devera.

84:18

Shot by Alan Connell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

82:47

The offside flag is raised against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Free kick taken by Phil Smith.

81:01

Oliver Risser goes off and Simon Ferry comes on.

79:13

Max Clayton is caught offside. Free kick taken by Phil Smith.

75:51

Unfair challenge on Callum Kennedy by Harry Davis results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Raffaele De Vita, Aden Flint finds the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 3-0 Crewe.Assist by Raffaele De Vita.

74:04

The ball is sent over by Paul Caddis, Header by Matt Ritchie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. Max Clayton is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Miller. Alan Connell is brought on as a substitute for Billy Bodin.

71:27

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Save made by Phil Smith.

68:21

Foul by Oliver Risser on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. Lee Bell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, blocked by Aden Flint. Lee Bell takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Aden Flint.

67:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis by Byron Moore. Phil Smith restarts play with the free kick.

66:46

Alan McCormack replaces Jonathan Smith.

65:47

Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Jonathan Smith results in a free kick. Nick Powell takes the free kick.

64:28

Ajay Leitch-Smith is brought on as a substitute for Danny Shelley.

62:01

Oliver Risser gets on the score sheet with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Swindon 2-0 Crewe.

59:37

Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Shelley, Phil Smith makes a save.

58:31

Byron Moore takes a shot. Joe Devera gets a block in.

57:03

The offside flag is raised against Billy Bodin. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

56:40

Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Ritchie. Oliver Risser takes the direct free kick.

55:45

Inswinging corner taken by Raffaele De Vita.

52:16

Michael Timlin crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Matt Ritchie misses to the right of the target.

49:48

Handball decision goes against Shaun Miller. Direct free kick taken by Phil Smith.

44:53

David Artell is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

44:43

Booking for Adam Dugdale. Danny Shelley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis. Danny Shelley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Paul Caddis.

44:15

Adam Dugdale gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Billy Bodin. Callum Kennedy scores a placed penalty. Swindon 1-0 Crewe.

40:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raffaele De Vita from the left by-line to the near post.

40:13

Effort on goal by Michael Timlin from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

36:44

Foul by Nick Powell on Oliver Risser, free kick awarded. Caution for Oliver Risser.

35:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Matt Tootle. David Artell takes the free kick. Danny Shelley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Caddis. Direct free kick taken by Phil Smith.

34:57

Shot from inside the area by Matt Ritchie clears the bar.

26:46

Michael Timlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

25:35

Long distance shot from Michael Timlin misses to the left of the goal.

21:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Ritchie on Matt Tootle. Matt Ritchie booked. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

18:25

Ashley Westwood fouled by Matt Ritchie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

17:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Bodin. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

11:24

Billy Bodin produces a right-footed shot from close in and strikes the post.

8:44

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Shelley, Callum Kennedy makes a clearance.

4:52

Lee Bell fouled by Michael Timlin, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick, Centre by Callum Kennedy. Matt Tootle has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Shelley, clearance by Callum Kennedy.

3:28

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Shelley, clearance by Joe Devera.

2:11

The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, clearance made by Aden Flint.

Match Preview

Paolo begins Robins reign Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio will be without five of his summer signings as he prepares to make his eagerly-anticipated managerial debut at home to Crewe. First-choice goalkeeper Mattia Lanzano (side), defender Alessandro Cibocchi (ankle), winger Etienne Esajas (shoulder) and striker Mehdi Kerrouche (knee) are injured for the County Ground clash. Defender Alberto Comazzi will also miss out due to a one-match suspension carried over from a game played in Italy. As well as the quintet, reserve stopper Mark Scott (ankle) and young midfielder Abdul Said (knee) are sidelined. Raffa De Vita and Alan Connell are Di Canio`s only fit strikers for the encounter, with Uruguayan forward Nicolas Raimondi unavailable as he is only on trial. Namibia international midfielder Oliver Risser will captain the club over the forthcoming campaign. Crewe boss Dario Gradi has a full-strength squad at his disposal. The veteran manager will have all options available to him after Carl Martin, AJ Leitch-Smith and Luke Murphy shook off minor knocks and illnesses. Calvin Zola, Patrick Ada, Mat Mitchel-King, Danny Blanchett, Lewis Short, Ashley Westwood, Bartek Fogler, Joel Grant and Clayton Donaldson all left the club during the summer. The only new face to arrive at Gresty Road was rookie goalkeeper Alan Martin, who initially joined the Alex for a two-week trial after being released by Leeds. Martin is set for a place on the bench as the Railwaymen bid to ensure a losing start to Di Canio's tenure as Swindon boss.

Formation:442Manager: Paolo Di Canio

Swindon

Formation: 451Manager: Dario Gradi

Crewe

  • Phil Smith
  • Paul Caddis
  • Aden Flint
  • Joe Devera
  • Callum Kennedy
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Oliver Risser
  • Jonathan Smith
  • Michael Timlin
  • Raffaele De Vita
  • Billy Bodin
  • SUBS
  • Leigh Bedwell
  • Simon Ferry
  • Alan McCormack
  • Nathan Thompson
  • Alan Connell

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Match Report

Dream start for Paolo Paolo Di Canio`s eagerly-anticipated start to management opened with a convincing 3-0 for Swindon over Crewe. The flamboyant Italian, who attracted many headlines during his playing days in England, is charged with the task of guiding Swindon to immediate promotion from League Two following May`s relegation. And he got his tenure off to the perfect start in front of 8,248 fans at the County Ground. Youngster Billy Bodin hit a post early on and the Wales Under-21s international was involved in the opener, which came on the stroke of half-time, having been brought down by Adam Dugdale in the penalty area. Callum Kennedy striking home the resulting spot-kick. Town skipper and Namibia international midfielder Oliver Risser doubled their advantage shortly after the hour mark with a sweet drive from 30 yards. It was left for defender Aden Flint to round off a successful afternoon for the home side when he connected with Raffa De Vita`s left-wing cross to add a third from close range.

Form Guide

  • Swindon
  • VS
  • Crewe

Last Meetings

  • Swindon
  • 1 - 0
  • Crewe
  • 05/05/1986
  • Crewe
  • 2 - 0
  • Swindon
  • 17/09/1985
  • Swindon
  • 1 - 1
  • Crewe
  • 16/03/1985
  • Crewe
  • 3 - 2
  • Swindon
  • 13/10/1984
  • Swindon
  • 1 - 0
  • Crewe
  • 18/03/1984
  • Crewe
  • 2 - 0
  • Swindon
  • 08/10/1983

Top Scorers

Swindon

    Crewe

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      Crewe

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