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Swindon 2, Bristol Rvrs 1

Swindon Town
2 - 1
Bristol Rovers

County Ground, Swindon

Saturday 16 December 2006

Attendance: 10,010

Referee:

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.

Star Player

Jack Smith - Literally threw himself in the way of anything that came at him. Smith made several great blocks at the back ensuring that Town remain 2nd in the League 2 table.


Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Saturday December 16 2006
Time: 6:07PM

Comments

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NO SURPRISE THERE WOULD BE TROUBLE, NOT ENOUGH POLICE PRESENSE IN THE GROUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
red_gilly
16/12/2006 20:06:00
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they would have started it anyway - but it might have been stamped out quicker...or their heads with a bit of luck, mind you if it had been there heads they probably not felt a thing...knock knock is there any one at home....no the place is empty.
APG_STFC
16/12/2006 20:12:00
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The police has to come from the arkells to sort out the trouble sarting in the stratton bank which then meant those in the arkells were able to start all that and the police then had to run back from stratton bank end to the arkells, so if more police had been in the ground it could have been kept under control and seats being ripped up and thrown would not have happened.
red_gilly
17/12/2006 15:55:00
0
Whens the return match?
SeasideEssexXile
20/12/2006 17:48:00
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