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Swindon Continue Run Against MK

Swindon Town
1 - 0
Milton Keynes Dons

County Ground

25/8/2012, 15:00

Attendance: 8,299

Referee:

Swindon Town continued their run of remaining undefeated at the County Ground with a hard fought match against the Milton Keyne Dons at the County Ground.

Town boss Paolo Di Canio named an un-changed starting XI from the team that had won earlier on in the week against Crawley Town.

Town played some smooth passing football and put several shots into the box in the first half.

Town got a stroke of luck when Dons Captain Dean Lewington was caught hitting Town midfielder Simon Ferry with an elbow. The referee confirmed with his assistant and an instant red card was shown. It was the fourth consecutive game that MK Dons have had someone sent off.

After the Lewington incident Matt Ritchie scored to give Town a 1-0 advantage going into the half time break although James Collins tried to claim the goal.

The result would remain 1-0 for Town despite several attempts from both sides.

Star Player

Raffaele De Vita - What a player he has become this season. Completely fooled the MK defence with his skill and trickery.

Player Ratings


Wes Foderingham

Another clean sheet, once again not loads to do.

Joe Devera

Steady since replacing Paul Caddis.

Aden Flint

Doing his best to keep Troy Archibald-Henville out of the team. Cleared a guaranteed goal off the line.

Alan McCormack

Steady voice at the back, Had fans worried by lying on the ground for a couple of minutes with a back injury but carried on.

Jay McEveley

Steady left back but seemed to irritate Paolo Di Canio by not getting forward.

Matt Ritchie

Another great game and claimed the goal.

Simon Ferry

Should start every game, came close to scoring, NO Honestly he did!

Tommy Miller

Exactly what we need in midfield, controls the game well, similar to Jonathan Douglas in the playoff final season.

Raffaele De Vita

Absolutely Brilliant. A player I thought may leave the club in the summer has won me over.

James Collins

Desperate for a goal, claimed Ritchie's goal!

Andy Williams

Once again great in the air and held the ball up well.

Alan Navarro

Brilliant once again when he came on.

Miles Storey

A little run out, not on pitch long enough to judge.

Manager Rating

I think Paolo got it right, he has learned not to change a winning team and he reaped the rewards. Got frustrated at times with his team not moving forward, hit the dugout a couple times which echoed throughout the County Ground.

Opponent Rating

Karl Robinson could not fill the bench due to 3 red cards in 3 games so far this season. That run continued with Lewington's red. Put the best team he could out there.


Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Sunday August 26 2012
Time: 9:01AM

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