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Scunthorpe 1, Swindon 2

Scunthorpe
1 - 2
Swindon Town

Glanford Park

17 April 2006

Attendance: 5207

Referee:

Swindon Town have kept their hopes of playing League One football next season alive with a 2-1 win at Scunthorpe this afternoon.

Swindon started off very slow with most of the possession early on belonging to the home team. Sloppy passes and giving away possession gave Scunthorpe the opening they needed. Scunthorpe's Billy Sharp pounced on a ball and slammed it past Town keeper Rhys Evans to give the Iron an early and deserved 1-0 lead over the visitors.

With Town fans ears clutched to the radios back in Swindon praying for a win to give their team atleast a slight chance of staying in League One, There prayers were answered 18 minutes on when on loan midfielder Toumani Diagouraga was tripped by Andy Crosby in the penalty area.

The referee awarded a penalty and Trevor Benjamin slammed home the spot kick to bring the visitors level. Benjamin had told Andy Gurney that he was going to take the penalty and a good job too.

Ricky Shakes who fluffed a good chance of scoring against MK Dons on Saturday redeemed himself by scoring in the 39th minute to give Swindon the lead going into the 2nd half.

The second half remained scoreless although Scunthorpe pressed hard for an equaliser.

Other results around League One meant that although Town gained 3 valuable points today they still remain 3 points from safety behind Yeovil with three games to play.

Can Swindon survive the drop as they did 5 seasons ago to League Two?

Star Player

Paul Smith - Showed today just how badly missed he was. He was instrumental in Swindon's revival earlier in the season. Does he have enough to keep Swindon in League One?


Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Monday April 17 2006
Time: 5:02PM

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Comments

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it gives you a fighting chance but to gain 3pts in 3 games its hard
mvmiller
19/04/2006 13:03:00
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True but not impossible. We'll know alot more after this saturdays games.
mikey107
21/04/2006 15:15:00
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# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
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19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
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R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
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