SWINDON Town boss David Flitcroft says his side executed his plan perfectly to come away with a much-needed victory at Crewe Alexandra.

Following a run of five straight defeats, the 41-year-old was delighted to head back to Wiltshire with three points in the bag.

Kaiyne Woolery broke the deadlock early on when he bundled the ball into the back of the net after Keshi Anderson’s shot pinged off the post.

Amine Linganzi then doubled the lead when he headed past the Crewe keeper in the 16th minute of the game.

Two then became three when Town were awarded a spot-kick after Anderson was hauled down in the area, allowing Luke Norris to notch the final goal.

“Because we played on the Friday night last week, it allowed me and Ben Futcher to come and watch them (Crewe) live,” said Flitcroft.

“When we watched them they out-passed and out footballed Crawley Town, they really did. Chris Dagnall got a couple of goals and we felt if we could put real pressure on them early it might take them out.

“I think we caught them by surprise with the aggression from the press and once we went one or two goals up, it is then difficult for a young team to get out of that.

“We took them apart in the first half and I said to the players it is really important that we try to get the next one and make it an easy afternoon.

“Crewe got their tails up a little bit and tried to move the ball well, but I thought we defended superbly in the second half.

“We changed some things in the set pieces, we are trying to get better and now we are three points off of fourth with a game in hand.’’

The Town chief was particularly impressed with his forward line, in particular Norris, who made a goal scoring return to first team action.

“Luke kept the ball up there and we have missed him, and I knew we had,” added Flitcroft, who also highlighted Woolery’s display.

“He played in his brace today and he’s got 65 or 70 minutes in, so that is a really good shift for him.

“I thought Kaiyne (Woolery) was unplayable, he looked sharp and dynamic and I’ve been waiting for him to come on the scene.”