Swindon 2, Bristol Rvrs 1
County Ground, Swindon
Saturday 16 December 2006
Swindon Town remain second in League 2 after an exciting 2-1 win a the County Ground this afternoon in front of over 10,000 fans. Sadly the win was overshadowed by the "fans" in the Arkells Stand who thought it would be a good idea to throw seats at the home fans.
Bristol Rovers got off to a flying start with a goal by Richard Walker in the 12th minute to give the visitors the lead.
The goal appeared to be a wake-up call to Swindon who thus far had looked pretty sloppy.
Town turned it up a notch and only 3 minutes later both teams were on level terms again, thanks to a Lukas Jutkiewicz goal which sent the Swindon fans into huge celebrations.
Only 2 minutes later Swindon managed to take the lead with a goal from Curtis Weston which sent the promotion chasers Swindon into the lead. Weston's goal was originally credited to Aaron Brown until the linesman had said Weston's effort had crossed the line.
The game remain deadlocked until the end however Rovers had a fantastic chance to equalise at the end hower Andy Sandell headed a free kick wide to the back of the Town End stand.
Towards the end of the game debris, including chairs, coins and bottles were thrown at the Swindon Town fans in the Arkells Stand from the visiting "fans".
The Police moved in and the trouble soon ended with the final whistle going, Town are now only 5 points behind division leaders Walsall going into the Christmas period.
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