UK time is: 08:48:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Colchester United vs. Swindon Town

Layer Road

18 March 2006

3pm

UP NEXT: Colchester United

Swindon Town carry on the fight against relegation with a visit to Layer Road.

Vital Quotes:

'Goals win games, it's a simple as that, and everybody needs to be chipping in, '

Lee Peacock

Colchester United Team News:

Colchester have slipeed from the top of the table recently and all the goals dried up and currently find themselves in 6th position in the League One table. Colchester have signed striker Scott Vernon from Blackpool and should make his debut against Town. There has been a sudden goal drought at Layer Road since the clubs inspired performance against Premiership high flyers Chelsea in the F.A Cup. Striker Gareth Williams leaves the U's and heads to Blackpool as part of the Vernon deal. To learn more about Colchester United please view our CLUB GUIDE by clicking here.

Player to watch: Chris Iwelumo

Chris Iwelumo has been brilliant this season scoring 14 goals for the U's this season. Swindon's defence and midfield has looked shakey and this could be the perfect chance for Iwelumo to add to his goal tally.

Swindon Town Team News:

Swindon currently sit in 23rd in the League One table after Rotherham's win earlier this week and desperatly need to start winning games. Some good news on the injury front. Defender/Midfielder Charlie Comyn-Platt makes his long awaited return from injury. Midfielder Paul Smith is still out with injury. Jamie Cureton will return to Colchester after a successful spell earlier on in the season, which lead to the strikers revival. Defender Jerel Ifil is still suspended but will return next week against Chesterfield.

Player to watch: Gareth Whalley

After having his best match in a Swindon shirt, can the former Wigan man continue his domination in midfield?

Match Facts & Stats

Swindon Town beat Colchester 1-0 earlier in the season with a last minute goal to finally lift the club off the foot of the table. Many players on both squads have featured for both sides, most noteably, Jamie Cureton, Tony Thorpe and Mark Yeates.

Ref Watch:

Referee's for this match are, F Graham, M W McPherson and G J Sutton. P Barnes will be the fourth official for this match.

Match Prediction:

Hard to say really. It all depends what Swindon team shows up. The one at Forest or the one at Yeovil. I will say 1-1.

Next Fixtures:

Saturday 25 March 2006 against Chesterfield at the County Ground.

For more information on Chesterfield, view our Chesterfield Club Guide by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Moonraker1969 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 17 2006

Time: 10:31AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Ryan Harley Joins Exeter City (Thursday November 20 2014)

Final Day Fixtures Set (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Nathan Thompson Investigated By Police (Monday November 17 2014)

Power Says Bristol City Lack Class (Monday November 17 2014)

'Lucky' Swindon Beat Bristol City 1-0 (Sunday November 16 2014)

Stats: Swindon Town v Bristol City (Sunday November 16 2014)

Coventry Match Moved (Saturday November 15 2014)

Nathan Thompson's Red Card Overturned (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Stats: Cheltenham Town v Swindon Town (Saturday November 8 2014)

Archived Swindon Town Articles

List All Vital Swindon Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Swindon 2 - 0 Crewe
Swindon 1 - 1 Coventry
MK Dons 2 - 1 Swindon
Gillingham 2 - 2 Swindon
Chesterfield 0 - 3 Swindon
Bradford 1 - 2 Swindon

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 17 10 6 1 +15 36
2. Swindon 17 9 5 3 +14 32
3. Preston 17 9 4 4 +10 31
4. Notts County 16 8 5 3 +9 29
5. Sheff Utd 16 9 2 5 +4 29
6. MK Dons 14 8 3 3 +13 27
7. Peterborough 17 8 3 6 +6 27

Breaking League News

DRFC Main to make up for lost time?
Doncaster : 22/11/2014 08:00:00
Crewe in the capital
Crewe : 21/11/2014 21:38:00
Team News: Bradford City v Gills
Gillingham : 21/11/2014 19:43:00
Team News: U's v Coventry City
Colchester : 21/11/2014 19:12:00
Team News: Bristol City v North End
Preston : 21/11/2014 19:06:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are you happy with the signing of Jonathan Obika?
Suggested By:  
Yes 41%
No 26%
Unsure 33%