Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Swindon Gift Colchester 3 Points

Colchester United
3 - 2
Swindon Town

Weston Homes Community Stadium

Tuesday 10 March 2009, 7:45pm

Attendance: 3,827

Referee:

Swindon Town fall deeper into a relegation battle after losing 3-2 away to Colchester at the Weston Community Homes Stadium Tuesday night.

Town got off to the worse possible start. Within 2 minutes Clive Platt gave the home team the lead by heading Simon Hackney's cross into the net in front of the Swindon fans who were thinking "not again" after a calamity of defensive errors.

For the first 25 minutes Town appeared to be disorganised and without any sort of idea where they were supposed to be.

After 25 minutes Town got into the game and were awarded a penalty on 38 minutes after Billy Paynter was tripped by Chris Coyne. Cox would calmly convert the penalty to make it 1-1.

The game appeared to be heading for a dead lock heading into half time until Clive Platt scored his second of the game on 45 minutes after converting Kem Izzet's ball that was softly kicked into the box after Town keeper Peter Brezovan failed to clear the ball properly. The home team went into half time up 2-1.

HT: Colchester United 2 - Swindon Town 1

Town came out for the second half unchanged. Town looked shaky at the back for most of the game but had several chances to equalise including 2 shots from the poor Michael Timlin, which we are still waiting for them to land.

Swindon finally got their well deserved equaliser after Hal Robson-Kanu converted a poorly cleared ball from Colchester to make things 2-2, giving Town fans hope that a draw or a late winner was on the cards.

Town fans raised the volume a bit getting behind the team however the game was over on 71 minutes after David Perkins slammed home another poorly cleared Swindon ball to make it 3-2 to Colchester. Town would bring on Mark Marshall in place of Hal Robson-Kanu to try and add a bit more pace against a tiring side but Marshall struggled to get into the game.

The referee indicated 3 minutes added time were to play. Swindon boss Danny Wilson would bring on Hamdi Razak to try and nick a last minute equaliser however it was in vain. Razak had one touch of the ball and the final whistle blew. Again Swindon Town suffer another harsh defeat and now find themselves 3 points from safety heading into a tough tough game against Leeds United at Elland Road.

FT: Colchester United 3 - Swindon Town 2


Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Wednesday March 11 2009
Time: 9:56AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
... so you gave us three goals? (Thanks!)
Matt_Us
11/03/2009 11:26:00
0
... so you gave us three goals? (Thanks!)
Matt_Us
11/03/2009 11:26:00
0
lol, Yeah cheers for that!
StevieG Col U
11/03/2009 11:41:00
0
lol, Yeah cheers for that!
StevieG Col U
11/03/2009 11:41:00
0
looks that way pal .... xmas twice a year for the huge crowd who attended. ahem ...
APG_STFC
11/03/2009 16:42:00
0
looks that way pal .... xmas twice a year for the huge crowd who attended. ahem ...
APG_STFC
11/03/2009 16:42:00
0
Took the headline far too seriously. Errors - it's what we do.
Nellup
11/03/2009 21:19:00
0
Took the headline far too seriously. Errors - it's what we do.
Nellup
11/03/2009 21:19:00
0
what about gifting leeds 3 points today then lads..times ticking now for ya.
bluemooner_mcfc
14/03/2009 19:50:00
0
what about gifting leeds 3 points today then lads..times ticking now for ya.
bluemooner_mcfc
14/03/2009 19:50:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Shaun Calderwood
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Is Lee Power Doing A Good Job At Swindon?
Suggested By:
Yes56%
No44%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)