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Sky Bet League 1

County Ground (ATT 7,419) 31st August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

Swindon Swindon Town vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

Swindon 5

N Ranger (34)
M Luongo (43)
R Mason (46, pen 55, 70)

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Crewe 0

Swindon hammer hapless Crewe

Last Updated: 31/08/13 6:38pm

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Massimo Luongo: Among the goals

Massimo Luongo: Among the goals

Ryan Mason scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty as Swindon crushed a hapless Crewe 5-0 at the County Ground in League One.

Crewe held out until the 34th minute when Nile Ranger scored his first league goal for Swindon but then the visitors faded rapidly as the home side took control without ever having to be at their best.

Ranger, scorer of one of the goals in the shock cup win at QPR in midweek, converted Yaser Kasim's pass with a left-foot shot and Crewe never recovered.

Massimo Luongo added the second in the 43rd minute with an intended cross which drifted over Crewe goalkeeper Alan Martin and Town threatened to run riot after the break.

Mason got on the scoresheet just after the break, turning in another defence-splitting pass from Kasim, and then got his second in the 55th minute from the penalty spot when Martin brought down Ranger to earn a yellow card.

Mason's third came in the 70th minute when he turned in a low centre from Alex Pritchard and he should have had a fourth in the last minute when Ranger was fouled again but this time Martin saved the spot kick.

In the dying seconds, Swindon's Louis Thompson hit the bar as Crewe folded.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33