CREWE'S first ever game in Division One saw the return of a former Alex favourite, John Pemberton and the introduction of another youngster from the club production line, Kenny Lunt.

The heat was quite a problem for the teams, and even the visiting Crewe fans had to endure it without any shade whatsoever.

Swindon enjoyed more possession than Crewe and it was only two minutes before the interval that debutant Philip Cuervo delivered an accurate cross which was headed in at close range by Wayne Allison.

That single goal looked to be the final scoreline until just two minutes from time when Kearton fouled Bullock on the edge of the area and a penalty was awarded. Substitute Steve Finney converted with ease.

All the Crewe substitutes, Garvey, Pope and Moralee were introduced but this was a game in which the side failed to penetrate the home defence. Home keeper Fraser Digby had a very quiet game.

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