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FRIENDLY: STFC 0-0 Cardiff City

FRIENDLY: STFC 0-0 Cardiff City

Swindon were put through their paces yesterday against Cardiff City at the County Ground in front of a crowd of 2,157.

The Bluebirds consisted of a mix first team and younger players included wantaway forward Ross McCormack in their line-up.

Danny Wilson opted to play Phil Smith in goal with Jonathan Douglas captaining the side while new trialist Berlin Ndebe-Nlome on the bench.

Billy Paynter had the best early chance after being set-up by Lescinel Jean-Francois in the first 10 minutes - Paynter's effort clipped the bar. Afterwards clear-cut efforts were few and far between.

The most notable other moment in the first half was a glaring miss by Cardiff's Northern

reland international Tony Capaldi.

The second half saw both sides trying their luck in front of goal. Ndebe-Nlome 'looked lively' but Billy Paynter remained the most likely attacker to score.

The usual friendly fixture tooing and throwing concluded in a 0-0 draw but a decent run-out for both clubs as they prepare for their season-long campaigns.

Swindon Town: Phil Smith; Kevin Amankwaah, Sean Morrison, Jerel Ifil (Greer '52), Lecsinel Jean-Francois (Kennedy '75), Jonathan Douglas, Craig Easton (Ndebe-Nlome '52), Michael Timlin, Anthony McNamee (McNamee '83), Billy Paynter, Lloyd Macklin (Marshall '71).

Substitutes not used: David Lucas, Nathan Thompson

Cardiff City: Peter Enckelman, Adam Matthews (Aaron Wildig '10), Mark Kennedy, Gavin Rae, Mark Hudson, Darcy Blake, Chris Burke (Josh Magennis '57), Aaron Morris (Kye Edwards '88), Paul Parry, Ross McCormack, Tony Capaldi (Ibrahim Farah '71).



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Writer:Nellup
Date:Sunday July 26 2009
Time: 10:32AM

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