CREWE Alexandra boss David Artell has slammed Lee Collins’ officiating in yesterday’s League Two fixture, stating that key decisions cost his side three goals.

Artell was sent to the stands by Collins following a series of altercations with the fourth official as the visitors ended the game 2-1 winners thanks to Chris Porter's first half brace.

Porter’s yellow card for diving in the second half after being brought down in the penalty area by Dion Conroy proved the Crewe boss’ final straw however, amid Town’s search for an equaliser.

He also held a grudge with Collins regarding the decision to disallow what would’ve been Porter’s hat-trick goal.

The 35-year-old was judged to be in an offside position after receiving the ball from team mate Callum Ainley in a two-on-one attack following Michael Doughty’s slip in midfield.

Collins’ decision to award Town a penalty on the hour mark after Ben House was judged to have been pushed to the ground by Ryan Wintle was also viewed as an incorrect decision by Artell.

And he afterwards explained his belief that Crewe deserved all three points, adding they should have won by more goals than they did.

He said: “We deserved to win with a clean sheet, we deserved to win by more.

“Chris Porter deserved a hat-trick, but he got booked for diving when the lad (Dion Conroy) went in from behind.

“The referee made it hard for us, but we got three points.

“Swindon’s penalty was not a penalty, Chris Porter was not offside when he scored and he got brought down for a clear penalty – that’s three goals the referee has cost us.

“I got a red card for pointing out the obvious.

“We deserved to win the game, and I would rather talk about that.”