Goals from Colin Little and Kevin Street enabled Crewe to climb out of the First Division's relegation zone yesterday, and cap a bitter week for Swindon in which they lost to non-League Stevenage in the FA Cup and put eight players on the transfer list.
Crewe, who moved into 17th place, had by far the better of the play and one minute into the second half, a run by Ashley Westwood created the opening for Little, who followed up to score et from close range after Fraser Digby had beaten out his first effort. Street scored the second six minutes from time after Dele Adebola had made the opening.
"Nothing is ever easy but that was just about the easiest game we have had all season," the Crewe manager, Dario Gradi, said.
Goals: Little (46) 1-0; Street (84) 2-0.
Crewe Alexandra: Kearton; Bignott, Smith, Westwood, Walton, Charnock, Rivers (Street, 65), Whalley (Holsgrove, 81), Adebola, Johnson, Little. Substitute not used: Foran.
Swindon Town: Digby; Borrows, Robinson, Watson, Taylor, McDonald (Finney, 73), Bullock (Cuervo, 59), Collins, Hay, Ndah, Gooden. Substitute not used: Culverhouse.
Bookings: Swindon: Robinson, Collins, Gooden.
Referee: A R Leake (Darwen).
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